William Sims Curry Author of Evaluating Organization Development

William Sims Curry

WSC Consulting

William Sims Curry specializes in government contracting. He wrote 3 books on government contracts. Curry served as an Air Force systems procurement officer. He was employed by prime contractors on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, and numerous DOD programs. Curry served as county purchasing manager, deputy administrative officer, and general services director. He was designated as a CPCM and a Fellow by NCMA. Curry earned a BS from Florida State University and an MBA Ohio State University.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Curry's most recent research paper "DoD Source Selection: Competencies, Deficiencies, an Remedies" was published in the Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Acquisition Research Symposium, Graduate School of Business & Public Policy, Naval Postgraduate School on April 30, 2014. Research conducted in preparation for writing this paper was based primarily on the analysis of contractor protests of the award of contracts that were sustained by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) over a two-year period. Recommendations are made to address all the deficiencies identified during the research.


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Proceedings of the Eleventh  Annual Acquisition Research  Symposium

DoD Source Selection: Competencies, Deficiencies, and Remedies

Published: Aug 04, 2014 by Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Acquisition Research Symposium
Authors: William Sims Curry
Subjects: Public Administration & Public Policy

Research into 2 years of protests sustained by Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed weaknesses in federal government (primarily DOD) process for selecting contractors. The most egregious of the weaknesses is cryptic results from the proposal evaluation team. Cryptic proposal evaluation team results subjects contractor selection to corruption by permitting award of the contract to either of 2 or more contractors. A process to clearly identify the superior contractor is recommended.