Accession Number : ADP002827

Title :   Improving the Effectiveness of Award Fee Contracts for Program Management Support Services,

Corporate Author : ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY INC ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Meiners,A. C. , Jr

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : This article reports on a method to improve the effectiveness of Cost Plus Award Fee contracts used for program management support services. The approach involves allowing employee participation in the receipt of award fee dollars thru a concept called Cost Plus Award Fee, Employee Participation, CPAF (EP). An example of an unsuccessful attempt to use CPAF (EP) is presented and a possible solution to problems associated with the use of EP on support service contracts is introduced. The recommended solution is centered around the use of a criteria oriented EP system, similar to criteria developed for Cost/Schedule Criteria System. A major element in the EP system presented is simplicity, in that any EP system must be easy for a contractor to administer. The article concludes with a structured recommendation that CPAF (EP) criteria be developed and tested. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Government procurement, *Contract administration, Incentive contracts, Management planning and control, Participative management, Planning programming budgeting, Acquisition, Operational effectiveness, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE