Defense acquisition chief Frank Kendall has told Senate lawmakers that the Pentagon plans to deploy a “superior supplier program” throughout the department within the next 12 months, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday.
Jared Serbu writes the Pentagon designed the incentive program to reward the DoD’s best suppliers and rely on the contractors’ track record and assessment scores to determine the top vendors.
Kendall, undersecretary for technology, acquisition and logistics, did not specify the program mechanism in his written testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee but Serbu cited a similar program that the Navy is implementing.
Earlier this year, Kendall discussed the Pentagon’s plans to implement version 2 of “Better Buying Power” in an effort to better help guide stakeholders through the procurement process.
DoD issued a policy document at the time to outline its affordability analysis and program management aims.