The Navy has identified $22 million in cost avoidance through opening previously sole source contracts to competition during the period April—June 1983.
Since the spring of 1982, the Navy has established Competition Advocates at all major contracting activities. These Competition Advocates examine all major noncompetitive contracts, single out candidates for competitive bidding, and help contracting officers find qualified competitors. The newly appointed Competition Advocate General of the Navy, Commodore Stuart F. Piatt, Supply Corps, USN, coordinates the efforts of Command Competition Advocates.
Typical examples are: When buying material for an ordnance alteration, the center developed a more complete technical description permitting more vendors than just the original supplier to compete.
A contract for 10 units was awarded for $700,000 (40 percent) less than the previous sole-source price. Another $2.3 million savings is projected on future buys.
A contractor, who had been the sole source for radiation measur- ing equipment, reduced his price by 22 percent to win a competitive contract for the equipment with savings of $54,000.
A final award for switches used in a missile system was $554,000 less than the previous sole-source price.
The Navy paid $1,686 in a competitive procurement for steam turbine washers which had been offered by the original source for $32,514.
For the first time in history, over one half of the Navy's procurement dollars were awarded on a competitive basis during fiscal year 86. This competition has resulted in significant savings in shipbuilding and in the aircraft, missile, combat systems, spare parts and maintenance programs. In the
John T. Gilbride, chairman and chief executive officer of Todd Shipyards Corporation, will be installed as the 33rd president of the Whitehall Club on November 21, 1978, at the club's Presidential Ball. Mr. Gilbride has been a member of the Whitehall Club since 1958. He joined the board of governors
Increasing commercial pressures and structural changes in the maritime industries call for new approaches to better ensure vessel and equipment quality and improved safety, believes Lutz Wittenberg, Germanischer Lloyd's divisional director of projects and marketing. In a bold presentation likely
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INSIGHTS You have been quoted as saying, “Prior to every major adoption of technology in the US inland river market there is a perfect alignment of opportunity and solution.” Tell us why inland operators are ? nally ready for hybrid and/or electri? cation of propulsion. Just as the diesel engine
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