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Master of Science in Engineering Management


Department of Systems Engineering and Management

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Christopher J. West, PhD


A rigorous system for rating construction contractor performance does not exist for the USAF as identified by the Air Force Civil Engineer (USAF CE), Major General Del Eulberg (Eulberg, 2007). The United States Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) uses DD Form 2626 for contractor performance evaluation and contractor selection. The objective of this research is to strengthen the USAF contractor rating system by exploring USACE‘s use of DD Form 2626. Using data from DD Form 2626, statistical analysis was conducted to determine if the measured performance sub-items reflect their respective performance elements, whether the resulting performance elements relate to the overall contractor performance rating, and finally, if a relationship exists between the overall contractor performance rating and the overall project schedule performance. Two hundred-fifteen finalized DD Form 2626 were evaluated using various statistical analyses. A relationship between the performance elements and the contractor‘s overall performance rating was identified. Two of nine identified performance elements are predictive of the contractor‘s overall rating. The DD Form 2626 represents a good starting point to meet the USAF CE intent. However, it needs standardized instructions and formatting to align performance items and elements into a more rigorous system for rating contractor performance.

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