Performance-based contracting for maintenance

Performance-based contracting for maintenance

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Performance-Based Maintenance Contracting (PBMC) was first implemented on a wide scale in British Columbia and since then has become a mainstay of maintenance contracting in Australia, New Zealand, England, and Finland, and to an increasing degree in other countries, including the United States. State leaders in this area include Virginia, Texas, and Florida. Not every state and every country is able to or desires to pursue PBMC. The reasons include adequate capacity of the in-house staff to perform most maintenance, lack of statutory authority, and disappointing experience with the approach in the past. Some transportation agencies in North America, however, have adopted PBMC to complement their traditional approach to maintenance contracting. State and provincial transportation agencies are faced with growing needs and limited resources to maintain the highway network. The resulting challenges have motivated these agencies to expand the amount of contracting they do. Moreover, transportation agencies both in North America and around the world have developed a variety of methods for undertaking PBMC, known by other names such as Total Asset Management and Performance- Specified Maintenance Contracts.Outcomes may consist of the condition of an asset, the level of service for a certain type of maintenance operation, ... Examples of outputs are number of lane -miles resurfaced per year, number of potholes repaired per day, and number of damaged sign faces replaced per day. ... Percent within Limits: Performance standards used in highway quality assurance and warranty contracts to reflect the statisticalanbsp;...

Title:Performance-based contracting for maintenance
Author: William Albert Hyman, National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, United States. Federal Highway Administration
Publisher: - 2009

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