classifications. Such contracts are referred to as facility support
Facility support contracts which are subject to both the Service Contract
Act and the Davis-Bacon Act, are written in the uniform contract format with
both, the Service Contract Act and Davis-Bacon Act wage determinations
included in the contract.
When cost comparisons studies for FSCs are undertaken under Office of
Management Budget (OMB) Circular A-76, the uniform contract format (UCF) is
used irrespective of whether the wage rates are governed by the Service
Contract Act or the Davis-Bacon Act or both acts.
The determination of which labor act applies and the characterization of a
FSC as being "construction" governed by the Davis-Bacon Act or as being
"services" governed by the Service Contract ACT is sometimes complex, and
the Contracting Manual EL68 should be consulted for further information.
The basic steps required to prepare a facility support contract when using
the CSI format do not differ greatly from those followed when using the
UCF. These steps include job analysis as required and the preparation of an
expanded performance requirements summary (EPRS). However, there are
important differences which must be considered when using the CSI format.
Facility support contracts written in the CSI format are nearly always
Indefinite Quantity Contracts rather than firm fixed price or combined firm
fixed price/indefinite quantity contracts. Because there is no firm fixed
price component in the contract, a schedule of deductions is not necessary.
The bid schedule provides the necessary pricing data to deal with
circumstances of nonperformed work.
The method employed in assessing damages for delays in completing the work
is also different when the CSI format is used. In the UCF the timely
performance of the work is specified as a work requirement, and damages for
delay in completing the work depend on the weight the work requirement is
given as a percentage of the associated contract requirement in the PRS.
When the CSI format is used, the damages fordelays in completing the work
are calculated on the basis of a daily rate for liquidated damages dependent
on the value of the work being ordered. The differences between the use of
the CSI format and the UCF are discussed further below.
3-620 Job Analysis. Job analysis, as outlined in Section 3-200, should
be carried out for all complicated facility support construction contracts
written in the CSI format. However, most facility support construction
contracts are indefinitequantity (IQ) contracts with a limited number of
contract requirements. Therefore, it is often more practical to proceed
directly to the preparation of an expanded performance requirements summary
3-630 Expanded Performance Requirements Summary. The inclusion of a
performance requirements summary (PRS) in facility support contracts written