DSMC POC: Contract Management Department; (703) 805-3442
Contract Management is the process
of systematically planning, organizing, executing, and controlling the
mutually binding legal relationship obligating the seller to furnish supplies and/or
services and the buyer to pay for them.
Contract: The document that definitizes
the government/industry agreement.
A Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) and Presolicitation Conference are used to ensure that the requirements are understood by industry and that feedback is provided to the government.
Cost Type Contract: A
family of cost-reimbursement type contracts, where the government pays the
cost (subject to specified limitations) and the contractor provides "best efforts." This type may provide for payment of a fee that may consist of an award fee, incentive fee, or fixed fee.
Engineering Change Proposal (ECP): A formal document used to make engineering changes to configuration management baselines in an existing contract.
Fixed Price Type Contract: Firm Fixed Price(FFP) or Fixed Price Incentive(FPI): A family of fixed-price type contracts where the government pays a price that is subject to specified provisions, and the contractor delivers a product or service. This type may provide for payment of incentives or other sharing arrangements.
Statement of Work(SOW); Statement of Objective(SOO) Specification, Contract Data Requirement List(CDRL): The documents used in soliciting contracts for each phase of work the RFP sets forth the needs; the SOW/SOO is the formal statement of these needs as requirements for contractual effort (what the contractor will do); The specification sets forth the technical requirements (what the system will do), and the CDRL definitizes the data deliverables.