Decision criteria for cost-plus-award-fee contracts in major systems acquisition.
Jenkins, Gwilyn Howard Jr.
Kline, Melvin B.
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The Cost-Plus-Award-Fee (CPAF) contract has useful application in Major Systems Acquisition during the full-scale development phase. This thesis examines the Cost-Plus-Award- Fee contract with Leavitt's Organizational Theory model which identifies goals, technology, people, structure, and environment as factors for analysis. It further investigates cost reimbursement contract types versus technical risk for identification of those criteria, which best accommodate application of the CPAF contract in Major Systems Acquisition. This thesis concludes that the CPAF contract can be viewed as an informal Management Information System (MIS) to enhance project control. It summarizes basic strengths and weaknesses of the Cost-Plus-Award-Fee contract in Major Systems Acquisition.
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