AVOIDANCE AND MITIGATION OF SHIPBUILDING CONTRACT CLAIMS

The author draws upon experience with the major shipbuilding claims of this decade to identify what the Navy could do to avoid or mitigate future claims. Claims are not totally avoidable. They become a serious problem when they are unanticipated or difficult to resolve. Their dominant cost elements cover delay and disruption and often involve the entire shipyard environment. Early identification and mitigation of such delay and disruption are needed. Recent Navy claim avoidance steps include changes of contract form to reduce risks, emphasis on controlling changes, and attempts to attribute disruption costs to individual changes. Eight additional actions which the Navy could take are identified. The most significant are: improved preaward cost and schedule evaluation procedures; improved control procedures and techniques for timely identification of potential cost growths and delays; periodic waiver of claims; and prenegotiation of remedies.

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    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

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    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Lamartin Jr, F H
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

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  • Accession Number: 00179627
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1978 12:00AM