in the CSI format is optional. However, an expanded performance
requirements summary (EPRS) should be prepared as a planning document. The
EPRS provides a tool for systematically coordinating the technical
specification, the bid schedule, the Government estimate, and the quality
The EPRS summarizes the requirements under the contract, including the
performance, pricing, and the surveillance requirements for each contract
requirement. The contract requirements for a typical contract for the
supply and installation of vinyl-coated wall covering are listed on the EPRS
as shown in Figure 3-10.
3-631 Performance Requirements. Provision is made in the standard and EPRS
form for listing the work requirements associated with each contract
requirement as sham in Figure 3-10. When the UCF is used, the work
requirements, as discussed at 3-330, typically consists of timeliness of
performance, the preparation of documentation associated with a particular
contract requirement, and the quality of the work. When the CSI format is
used, damages for failure to carry out the work on time are assessed on the
basis of the size of the work authorization and the duration of the delay.
This approach leads to deductions at a daily rate, for example, of $25 per
day. Thus, the deductions for delays are not calculated on the basis of a
separate work requirement associated with each contract requirement and the
designation of a work requirement for timeliness would not be appropriate.
This generally leaves only two other work requirements for consideration
which are work quality and work documentation.
The example chosen to illustrate the preparation of an EPRS when the CSI
format is used, is the installation of vinyl-coated wall covering. Work
documentation in this particular contract is considered a minimal routine
job, and a decision was not to assign a specific work requirement for
documentation. Thus, the quality of the work is left as the principal
standard of performance, and the work requirement columns in the standard
EPRS form need not be filled out. The standard of performance is specified
in the text of the specification. (The development of the specification
text is discussed at 3-651.)
The contractor is responsible for maintaining effective quality control (QC)
during the course of the contract. In Section 3-330, the use of the maximum
allowable defect rate (MADR) as a measure of the contractor QC was discussed
in detail. However, a decision was made in this particular case - the
installation of vinyl-coated wall covering - not to use MADR as a measure of
quality control. MADR is therefore not specified nor used as a measure of
quality control in the example shown in the EPRS in Figure 3-11. Becauseof
the wide diversity of contracts written in the CSI format, the decision
whether or not to use MADR or to specify work requirements in a PRS is left
to the discretion of the Contracting Officer.
When work requirements are not listed, the "weight percentage," the ratio of
the value of the work requirement to an associated contract requirement, is
also not listed.