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dc.contributor.advisorRendon, Rene G.
dc.contributor.advisorLandale, Karen
dc.contributor.authorSherman, Bran
dc.contributor.authorLipscomb, Jonathan
dc.dateJun-15
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-05T23:06:05Z
dc.date.available2015-08-05T23:06:05Z
dc.date.issued2015-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/45943
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractAward fee contracts are applicable when objective criteria are neither feasible nor effective. They were heavily used to incentivize contractor performance in the procurement of major defense acquisition programs (MDAPs) until 2005, when the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released Report 06-66. The report caused the Department of Defense to shy away from using award fee contracts, resulting in a usage decrease by 46% in 2007 and 85% in 2008. The purpose of this research is to determine whether a relationship exists between award fee contracts and contract success as measured by earned value management (EVM) or contractor performance ratings. Data was collected from a sample of contracts from a major Navy command. Six contract observations were identified as successful contracts, with one contract being labeled a failure. Further analysis showed a positive correlation between award fee decisions and contractor performance ratings on the successful contracts. Although the findings are encouraging, they were not statistically significant due to the small sample size.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleAward fees and their relationship to contract successen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderJones, Raymond
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP)en_US
dc.subject.authorDefense Acquisitionen_US
dc.subject.authorContractingen_US
dc.subject.authorDefense Contractingen_US
dc.subject.authorAward Feeen_US
dc.subject.authorContractor performance ratingen_US
dc.subject.authorEarned Value Managementen_US
dc.subject.authorGAO Report 06-66en_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Business Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineBusiness Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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