A Lexicon of Contracting Terms: Contract Types
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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This thesis continued the National Contracting Management Association NCMA sponsored research effort of creating a dictionary of acquisition and contracting terms. Research is currently being conducted at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. This effort focused on defining government contract types. Limited to the compensation arrangement and contract form type contracts, a literature review identified 26 contract types. Attributes for each contract type were tabulated, which led to synthesized definition. A written survey was distributed to a sample group of contracting professionals, requesting their feedback. Predetermined decision rules were applied in conjunction with the literature review and the survey to minimize the personal subjectivity of the research. Moderate consensus on the definitions was achieved after evaluating 42 surveys. Keywords Contract management, Contract types, Dictionary, Theses.
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