administrative lead time


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administrative lead time

The interval between initiation of procurement action and letting of contract or placing of order. See also procurement lead time.
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In addition to the automation benefit, an estimated 5,000 users of PRPS will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their support to warfighters by reducing administrative lead time by an estimated 22 days.
This is greatly so because the principal metrics classically established, in order of importance, consist of (1) contract dollars procured, (2) number of contract awards, and (3) procurement administrative lead time (PALl), which is the total time it takes to award a contract--the quicker the better.
Work to implement the order is taking place gradually, country by country, and has been delayed due to longer technical and administrative lead times.

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