X hits on this document

306 views

0 shares

0 downloads

0 comments

71 / 99

Draft Report

Procuring, Managing, and Evaluating the Performance of Contracted TMC Services

Figure 13.  Is Your Agency Considering Outsourcing within the Next Few Years?

The middle part of the survey included several questions related to the specifics of outsourcing decisions and mechanisms.  For example, respondents were asked to identify the reasons for outsourcing TMC services. Table 9 shows the primary reasons given in the responses.  Staffing issues pertinent to skill sets, hiring, and training influenced the majority of the decisions.  The choice “limitations on operating funds” was the second most important reason, especially in cases where capital project funding was available.

Table 9. Survey - Reasons for Outsourcing

Primary Reasons

Number of Responses

Cost Savings

4

Lack of qualified or skilled personnel in-house

7

Desire to maintain staffing level (or inability to add FTEs)

10

Efficiencies in the staffing process (i.e., easier to find "consultant" qualified personnel than to hire/train in-house staff)

7

Flexibility to change with conditions over time, e.g., dynamic technologies

4

Funding considerations (e.g., ability to purchase services within capital project versus ongoing operation procedures)

6

Regional policy or institutional policy

1

Respondents were also asked to identify the type of contracting mechanism.  The primary type of contract was a firm, fixed-price contract (see Table 10).

Table 10. Types of Contracting Used to Procure TMC Services

Types of Contracting Mechanisms

Number of Responses

Firm, fixed-price contract

8

Fixed-price with incentives contract

2

Fixed-price with award fees

0

Cost-reimbursement contract

2

Cost-reimbursement with incentives

1

Cost plus fixed fee

4

Other

2

Page 71 of 97

Document info
Document views306
Page views306
Page last viewedSat Dec 10 15:04:08 UTC 2016
Pages99
Paragraphs2196
Words29363

Comments