Pentagon used IDIQ contracts 40 percent of the time

Defense News: Forty percent of Pentagon contracts were indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts, which potentially limit competition, a government watchdog agency reports.

Of the contracts, three-quarters were made to a single contractor, rather than multiple contractors, according to a Government Accountability Office report published Friday. GAO relied on data from 2015 through 2017 for the report.

Though the nine IDIQ contracts GAO reviewed included ordering provisions that contemplated competition among the contract holders for subsequent orders.

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