The Application and Utility of Independent Government Cost Estimates.
ARMY PROCUREMENT RESEARCH OFFICE FORT LEE VA
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This report concerns the policy and usage of Independent Government Cost Estimates IGCEs throughout the US Army Materiel Commands AMC major subordinate commands. A statistical analysis of a representative sample of production contracts is made comparing IGCEs, contractors estimates, Governments price objectives and negotiated prices. The study objectives are to determine the influence of IGCEs on the price analysiscost analysis estimates which are used to determine the Governments initial price objective assess the relationship between the IGCEs and the contractors proposed price and determine the most effective method of using the IGCE in the contract cost estimating process. Based upon the analysis and interview with preparers and users of IGCEs, recommendations are made concerning policy and use of IGCEs within AMC. Author
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies