Accession Number : ADA501096


Title :   An Analysis of Construction Contractor Performance Evaluation System


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT


Personal Author(s) : Brown, Rebecca S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a501096.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 187


Abstract : A rigorous system for rating construction contractor performance does not exist for the U.S. Air Force (USAF) as identified by the Air Force Civil Engineer, Major General Del Eulberg. The United States Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) uses DD Form 2626 for contractor performance evaluation and contractor selection. The objective of this research is to strengthen the USAF contractor rating system by exploring USACE's use of DD Form 2626. Using data from DD Form 2626, statistical analyses were conducted to determine if the measured performance sub-items reflect their respective performance elements, if the resulting performance elements relate to the overall contractor performance rating, and finally, if a relationship exists between the overall contractor performance rating and the overall project schedule performance. The 215 finalized DD Form 2626s were evaluated using various statistical analyses. A relationship between the performance elements and the contractor's overall performance rating was identified. Two of nine identified performance elements were found to be predictive of the contractor's overall rating. The author concludes that DD Form 2626 represents a good starting point to meet the USAF civil engineering intent. However, it needs standardized instructions and formatting to align performance items and elements into a more rigorous system for rating contractor performance.


Descriptors :   *CONSTRUCTION , *MEASURES OF EFFECTIVENESS , *CIVIL ENGINEERING , *METRICS , *CONTRACTORS , *RATINGS , *AIR FORCE , STATISTICAL ANALYSIS , TIMELINESS , PROJECT MANAGEMENT , ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS , STANDARDS , QUALITY CONTROL , SAFETY , SCHEDULING , THESES , VALIDATION , PREDICTIONS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Civil Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE