Safeguard data-processing system: A cost-plus-award-fee contract for a large software development program

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This paper describes the Cost-Plus-Award-Fee (CPAF) contract that has been used to control a major software development effort, amounting to approximately $30 million annually. The amount of the award fee is determined periodically, based on a unilateral judgment of supplier performance. The lessons learned in handling a contract of this type and magnitude… (More)

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@article{Williams1975SafeguardDS, title={Safeguard data-processing system: A cost-plus-award-fee contract for a large software development program}, author={W. H. Mac Williams and J\orgen Eskild Petersen}, journal={The Bell System Technical Journal}, year={1975}, volume={54}, pages={S237-S244} }