Type of Contract . There
are many opinions about what type of EMD contract is most likely to promise
successful completion. To include this in any future analysis, the type of
contract awarded for EMD was recorded. Firm Fixed Price (FFP), Fixed Price
Incentive Fee (FPIF) and Cost Plus Incentive Fee (CPIF) had overall average
EMD program success ratings of 9.2, 9.4, and 11.5 respectively out of a
maximum of 15 points. Cost Plus Award Fee (CPAF) programs were conspicuously
less successful at 6.6 points.