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Civil and Environmental Engineering

Competition

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Competition And Price Analysis Of Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Contracts For Construction, Matthew Scott Stanford Jan 2017

Competition And Price Analysis Of Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Contracts For Construction, Matthew Scott Stanford

Civil Engineering Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity (IDIQ) construction contracts use an overarching master contract between an owner and contractor for multiple projects over a specified time period. The practice is widespread in the U.S. federal government but its efficacy has been the subject of relatively few studies. This dissertation offers a state-of-practice review of IDIQ construction contracting as well as an empirical analysis of the competition and cost implications of using IDIQ contracts. Content analysis of 90 federal requests for proposal reveals IDIQ contracting use for a wide range of facility types and construction services. Findings suggest that IDIQ contracts reflect the ...