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 Procurement 

Procurement Division 

Procurement Division

A key component of NDIA's Government Policy team is the Procurement Division (PD). The Division monitors and advances sound and practicable procurement/acquisition policies and procedures on all matters affecting government/industry business relationships relating to the procurement/acquisition process. This allows government to obtain needed supplies and services at an equitable and reasonable price with the least possible disruption of industrial practices. The PD maintains a close working relationship with appropriate government and industry agencies and conducts special studies to provide government with industry perspectives on policies, practices, needs, and problems. It also offers members opportunities to sit on industry/government committees. The division also engages in the preparation and filing of amicus curiae briefs before the appeals courts and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Division Charter

The Procurement Division is comprised of five (5) committees:

  • Procurement Planning Committee (PPC)
  • Contract Finance Committee (CF)
  • Contract and Acquisition Management Committee (CAM)
  • Legal Committee
  • Industrial Security Committee (ISC)

For full descriptions of each committee, please visit Committees & Leadership.

To become more invovled in the Procurement Division or any of the committees, please contact Mr. Chris Fletcher, Director, Executive Branch Policy at Christopher.fletcher@ndia.org or (703) 247-9470. 

Page Content:

        Areas of Interest
        Studies 
        CODSIA
        Meetings & Events and Papers & Alerts
        Related Procurement Web Sites

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Areas of Interest

  • Acquisition Reform
  • Executive Compensation
  • Past Performance
  • Restructuring Costs
  • EDI
  • Alternative Disputes Resolution
  • Bid Protests
  • Integrating Commercial and Military Technologies
  • FAR Rewrite
  • Government Competition with Industry
  • Financial Health of the Defense Industry
  • Maintaining the National Industrial Base
  • Commercial Products Acquisition
  • Environmental Cost Issues
  • Technology Transfer
  • National Industrial Security Program
  • Debarment & Suspension
  • Recoupment of Nonrecurring Costs
  • Anti-trust Policies
  • Mentor-Protege Programs
  • Contractor Self-Governance
  • Technical Data Rights
  • Cost Accounting Standards Board
  • Progress Payments
  • Enhancing Small Business Opportunities

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Studies

Available for Purchase

A Study of the Applicability of FAR Clauses to Subcontracts Under Prime Defense and NASA Contracts (Revised September 2013)

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) has available for purchase a revision to the publication “A Study of the Applicability of FAR Clauses to Subcontracts Under Prime Defense and NASA Contracts.” This current edition, dated September 9, 2013, includes an analysis of the flow down requirements contained in the FAR, DFARS, and NFS as noted below:

  • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) March 2005 edition as amended through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-69 (09/03/2013)
  • Department of Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) 1998 edition as amended through Publication Notice 20130808 (08/08/2013)
  • NASA FAR Supplement (NFS), version 04.0, effective November 1, 2004 as amended through Procurement Notice 04-77 (07/25/2013)

Each section noted above includes a Table of Contents by citation and alphabetically by title, and an analysis of clauses.

To purchase copies of the latest edition, please contact Jennifer Sprinkel (see below) for an order form. Cost (including postage) for NDIA member companies is $50.00; for non-member companies, $60.00. Prepayment is required.

Download order form 

E-mail or fax order form to jsprinkel@ndia.org or (703) 243-8539.


Book Reviews


My Sixty Years as a Public Contract Lawyer: The Enriching Life of George Martin Coburn (1923-2011)

By George M. Coburn
Self-Published, Available through amazon.com

An autobiography has been written by a long-time member of the NSIA/NDIA family, George M. (Tim) Coburn. Many of us know Tim from his years of service as vice-chair and chair of the Legal Subcommittee of the Procurement Planning Committee (PPC), and as a member of the PPC. Tim was the 2001 recipient of the prestigious NDIA Howard H. Cork award given in recognition of Tim's selfless service to the NDIA's PPC activites and objectives. Others of us know Tim through a wide variety of other professional and personal avenues. Indeed, as the subtitle of his book projects, Tim has lived an amazingly rich life of nearly unparalleled professional and personal experiences.

Tim's book is teaming with anecdotes that trace the genesis of the practice of Government contract law as a profession and its evolution into one of the premier legal disciplines in Washington, D.C. 

Click Full Book Review to read the full review by Stu Nibley*

*Stu Nibley is a member of the NDIA Procurement Planning Committee and a former Chair of the Legal Subcommittee.

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CODSIA

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Meetings & Events and Papers & Alerts

All meetings and events can be found on the NDIA Schedule of Events page

Bi-Monthly Committee Meetings (Open to All Corporate Members)

July 14-15, 2014

  •       4PC5 - Contract Finance Pre-Meeting and Committee Meetings, DC

September 8-9, 2014

  •       4PC6 - Contract Finance Pre-Meeting and Committee Meetings, DC

November 17-18, 2014

  •       5PC1 - Contract Finance Pre-Meeting and Committee Meetings, VA

 

Annual Industrial Security Committee (ISC) Spring Meetings:

May 19-21, 2014

 

Annual Procurement Division Acquisition
Educational Sympsoium & Meetings:

  •         2015 TBD


Papers & Alerts:

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Related Procurement Web Sites

Acquisition Reform

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Chair


Deborah Thurman, Vice President, Contracts & Procurement
URS Federal Systems Division
P: (703) 579-6320
debbie.thurman@urs.com

 

Vice Chair

John Russell, Assistant General Counsil, Electronic Systems
Northrop Grumman Corporation
P: (410) 993-2964 
john.russell@ngc.com

 

Affiliate Associations

The Association for Enterprise Information    National Training and Simulation Association    Precision Strike Association    Women in Defense