In the above scenario, can an assessing official assess the prime for not perfoming if the sub is a government entity and is causing the performance issues?
Refer to the "Public-Private Partnering for Sustainment ─ A DoD Guidebook" document, available at the DAU ACC, in the Product Support section, here is the URL: https://acc.dau.mil/ppp-guidebook.
Refer to section 2.5.1. Organic Partnering Activities. This section discusses this issue and highlights public law that addresses the issues of accountability as well.
In the end, the government does hold the prime accountable for satisfactory performance, but there are laws that serve to hold the government accountable for their role in the partnership.
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