Decision Criteria for Cost-Plus-Award-Fee Contracts in Major Systems Acquisitions.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The Cost-Plus-Award-Fee contract has useful application in Major Systems Acquisition during the full-scale development phase. This thesis examines the Cost-Plus-Award-Fee contract with Leavitts Organizational Theory model which identifies goals, technology, people, structure, and environment as factors for analysis. It further investigates cost reimbursement contract types versus technical risk for identification of those criteria, which best accomodate application of the CPAF contract in major systems acquisition. This thesis concludes that the CPAF contract can be viewed as an informal management information system to enhance project control. It summarizes basic strengths and weaknesses of the CPAF contract in major systems acquisition.
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