ECRS: Performance-Based Acquisition

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Performance-based acquisition (PBA) is a technique used for structuring all aspects of an acquisition around the purpose and outcome desired, as opposed to the process by which the work is to be performed. The FAR states that PBA is the preferred method for acquiring services and that all agencies must use PBA to the maximum extent practicable.