Government Contracting Problems: Practical Approaches Can Help

Coin stacks | government contracting problems(July, 2016) — Common government contracting problems can be addressed by being more practical, John M. Gilligan told audience members at Defense Acquisition University.

Examples of government contracting problems include source selection that takes too long and costs too much money, difficulty in locking down requirements, fear of protests, failure of innovation once on contract and staff that are too few and too inexperienced.

Government Contracting Problems

“The objective of source selection is to pick a partner, not get a perfect contract,” said Gilligan.  “Remember, he said, it will change as soon as it is signed.”


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