If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)

FAR Part 16.401 describes incentive contracts. Incentives fall into 3 general categories: cost, performance, and schedule.

Kevin and Paul discuss delivery incentives (FAR 16.402-3) and provide an overview of how delivery incentives can be used.  You want it fast, you’ll get it fast!  Don’t forget the law of unintended consequences when using any kind of incentives.

Learn why faster isn’t always better, even if the cost and performance stay the same.  And always remember, communication is key when structuring incentives to ensure that both parties’ needs are met.