Issues Affecting Acquisition Strategies for Remedial Action Projects at Installation Restoration Program Sites
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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Most, if not all, of Air Force IRP restoration work is accomplished through contracting avenues. The present system of cleanup and close out of these IRP sites is inefficient, time consuming, and costly. Expedient cleanup of contaminated sites will depend in large part upon on how effectively the USAF manages its restoration contracts. Difficulties are encountered due to differences in interpretation andor vagueness of contracting and environmental information by all parties involved. Additionally, numerous conflicts arise when different agencies apply different acquisition strategies to similar remedial actions. To compound the problem, there are few definitions and little guidance from the Federal Acquisition Regulation and its Supplements relating specifically to environmental restoration work. To address this problem, an innovative, flexible acquisition strategy is needed. This research considers the contractual factors which affect the selection of an appropriate acquisition strategy. These factors include method of contracting, specification type, condition of delivery, method of compensation, end purpose, risk associated with environmental remediations, contract management, and various agencies available to execute the contracts.
- Administration and Management
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Environmental Health and Safety