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Acquisition Archetypes: Underbidding the Contract

September 2008 White Paper

From the Acquisition Support Program, one in a series of short papers on acquisition patterns of failure. Acquisition Archetype: Underbidding the Contract

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

Abstract

From the Acquisition Support Program, one in a series of short papers on acquisition patterns of failure. 

Acquisition Archetype: Underbidding the Contract

The concept of bidding on a government contract is deceptively simple. Underbidding is a tactic that complicates all aspects of the process.