Real Property Maintenance Activities--In-House or Contract.
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ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The basic question addressed is whether or not real property maintenance activities facilities engineering should be performed by in-house employees or by contract with private firms. Recognizing that the final answer to this question is a subjective one that must be answered by the policymaker, the main thrust of the paper is to identify and discuss the more important factors to be considered when making the in-house vs. contract decision concerning real property maintenance activities in the Army. Some of the factors examined are relative costs and the difficulty associated with accurately estimating and determining what these costs are contractor performance labor and contractor availability and continuity supplies and equipment for the contract changeover turbulence type and methods of contracting impact of special government policies and programs i.e., personnel ceilings, bias toward private industry, small business set-asides, etc. risk of strikes or other labor unrest and relative flexibility. Several recent or on-going contracts are considered in the paper. These include the comprehensive base services contract at Vance AFB, Oklahoma base maintenance contracts at Air Force bases in Europe Army facilities engineering contracts in Korea the base operational support contract at the Safeguard complex in ND the family housing maintenance contract at Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah and others. Author
- Administration and Management
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies