ERCA strategy now required to include 'best value' competition for post-prototype production

By Jason Sherman / January 13, 2023 at 3:04 PM
The Army is now required by law to open the Extended Range Cannon Artillery program to competition after the service buys an initial batch of 20 prototypes, setting the stage for a contest before the planned production decision late next year. The Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act mandates the Army craft an ERCA acquisition strategy that includes full-and-open competition using best-value criteria for all post-prototype production. The Army is developing ERCA using Section 804 Middle Tier Acquisition Authority...

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