Determining a Level Playing Field for Public-Private Competition

This report provides an analysis of the theoretical and practical issues involved in creating a level playing field for public-private competitions. The notion of a level playing field is that governments should create a set of policies and procedures governing public-private competitions such that neither government nor the private sector has a competitive advantage. The study assesses the challenges involved in attempting to create the level playing field. Contracting

Making Performance-Based Contracting Perform: What Federal Departments and Agencies Can Learn From State and Local Governments

This report identifies several best practices of performance-based contracting for general government services (excluding health and human services). The best practices are used to construct several case studies demonstrating the creative combination of output, quality and outcome performance standards and, payment mechanisms to influence contracting behavior. Contracting

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