Procurement Lead Action Time ( PALT )
The Procurement Administrative Lead Time (PALT) measures the number of days procurement takes from acceptance of a complete purchase request by the RCO to the day of award. The PALT times below depicts general lead times for commercial acquisition buys and may be used as a guideline for workload planning by the Contracting Officer and the customer. This does not include delivery or lead time required by the contractor to deliver or execute the contract.
|Total Acquisition Value
|$10K - $250K
|$250K - $7M
$7M - $10M
|$10M - $50M
*Extra time is required for services due to: additional required regulatory documentation; the time required for contractors to prepare their quotes/proposals; and performing technical and past performance evaluations, cost/price analysis, and offeror responsibility determinations.
**Requirements in excess of $10M require additional review periods and approvals from higher headquarters prior to solicitation release and prior to award.
Services above $250K require SRRB approval from either MEF, MARFOR or MCIEAST. G4 and G8 are integral to the process.
It is critical for everyone requesting or planning a procurement to understand PALT in order to manage expectations and ensure success.