Performance-Based Acquisition Law and Legal Definition

According to 48 CFR 2.101 (Title 48, Federal Acquisition Regulations System; Chapter 1, Federal Acquisition Regulation; Subchapter A, General; Part 2, Definitions of Words and Terms; Subpart 2.1, Definitions), performance-based acquisition (PBA) means “an acquisition structured around the results to be achieved as opposed to the manner by which the work is to be performed.”