The Comparison of Major Contract Types Chart is based on the information in the Contract Pricing Reference Guides (Volume 4 – Advanced Issues in Contract Pricing, Chapter 1 - Establishing And Monitoring Contract Type), and updated for statutory/regulatory/policy changes and court decisions that have not been included in the Guides.
On the reverse side of the Chart is additional information on contract types, pricing arrangements, and incentives used in Defense Systems Management College (DSMC) courses at the Defense Acquisition University (DAU). The current version of the chart has been updated to include changes to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) resulting from Section 807 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (Pub. L. 116-92) issuance of Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 5000.02T, Operation of the Defense Acquisition System (Incorporating Change 6, January 23, 2020), updates to the Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG), and a Department of Defense deviation to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) ― Class Deviation 2020-O0003 - Use of Fixed-Price Contracts for Foreign Military Sales (08 January 2020).
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Comparison of Major Contract Types Chart (Excel)
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The Supplement contains additional information on contract types, pricing arrangements, and incentives that were included in sixteen charts on the reverse side of the original Chart.