Is the FAR getting in the way of Early Supplier Involvement in defense projects?
NC State SCRC
FEBRUARY 8, 2018
defense firms tend to follow a traditional “white box” sourcing approach, as shown in this figure. Much of the sourcing behavior involved in standard defense industry practices is tied to establishing “price reasonableness” in accordance with FAR 15.403 (FAR, 2005). On a broader scale, the General Accounting Office (GAO) has identified strategic sourcing across multiple tiers of the supply base as a key defense acquisition deficiency (GAO, 2006).