Accession Number : ADA260620


Title :   Utilities Cost Comparison Analysis between a Public Work Center and the Non-DoD Sector


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Danner, David W ; Berchtold, David A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a260620.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 213


Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to provide a unit cost comparative analysis of electricity and water utility services between Navy Public Works Center San Francisco Bay and three local non-Department of Defense (non-DoD) public and private enterprises. The research focused primarily on procurement costs and the direct costs of distribution for fiscal years 1989, 1990, and 1991. The latter costs include direct labor, direct material, and contract costs associated with preventative maintenance, repairs, and capital improvements. A review of the Navy's facility management strategy, the historical perspective of Navy facilities management, and the impact of Defense Management Review Decisions 967 (consolidation) and 971 (Defense Business Operating Fund) on Public Works Center San Francisco Bay also is provided. The research is conclusive in comparing procurement costs. While the Navy's water procurement costs were favorable, its electrical procurement costs were found to be 10% to 35% higher on a unit cost basis than the other sites. Electrical and water distribution costs for the Navy were very high in comparison to the other sites, but a number of factors exist which prevent any conclusive findings regarding the Navy's efficiency.


Descriptors :   *COST ANALYSIS , *COMPARISON , *PROCUREMENT , *PUBLIC UTILITIES , *WATER DISTRIBUTION , *ELECTRIC POWER DISTRIBUTION , *NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , SAN FRANCISCO BAY , CONTRACTED SERVICES , EFFICIENCY , REPAIR , LABOR , ELECTRICITY , THESES , MATERIALS , PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Civil Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE