Contract Design Failures Lead to Bad Deals

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The author reflects on an article by young Woon Kim and Trevor L. Brown concerning how contract design quality determines the effectiveness of contract spending. He states that governments are provided the best quality goods and services at the best prices when genuine competition exists between contractors. He comments on the tendency of the government to extend or modify existing contracts or enter into long-term deals which constrains competition and talks about reforms in contract processes.

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  • Scott H. Amey

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