Rapid Design and Construction during Mobilization.
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ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The fundamental issue is to determine the most appropriate approach to contracting to achieve rapid design and construction during mobilization. Contracting readiness was examined as being a concept which would minimize probable constraints impeding the contracting process. A qualitative approach was used to investigate the problem. Information and data were gathered primarily using a literature search, supplemented to a limited extent with personal discussions. Current peacetime contracting procedures are not geared to functioning rapidly and efficiently in the face of mobilization uncertainties. During past mobilizations there was a heavy reliance on cost-reimbursement contracting to offset short response times and the absence of plans. Contracting procedures and the types of contracts to be used are only part of the answer to rapid contracting. Contracting readiness involves detailed advance planning in terms of customer requirements, facilities designs, installation plans, and specific construction projects configured to contract packages. The culmination of detailed planning and the manifestation of contracting readiness is in the recommendation that ready to award contracts be developed and maintained on the shelf. Concurrently, the Corps of Engineers must be ready to adjust organization to utilize cost-reimbursement contracts.
- Civil Engineering