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1 1 of (R)20June07 Army Environmental Cleanup Program and Performance Based Contracts Charlie George ACSIM/ODEP 20 June 2007 Headquarters Department of the Army 600 Army Pentagon Washington, DC

2 2 of (R)20June07 Agenda Review the Army’s Cleanup Program Performance Based Acquisition Overview

3 3 of (R)20June07 Overview Set the stage –Army Environmental Cleanup Strategy & Strategic Plan Army cleanup philosophy Army direction for cleanup Resources Strategy, Strategic Plan, PMP & IAP Relationship Performance-based acquisition Conclusion

4 4 of (R)20June07 Army Environmental Cleanup Strategy Provides roadmap to guide the Army in attaining its environmental vision –“ The Army will be a national leader in cleaning up contaminated land to protect human health and the environment as an integral part of its mission ” Identifies unified program objectives –Ensure consistency and accountability –Achieve standardization across programs Establishes program areas, drivers and mission statements for each program area Uses ISO 14001EMS framework

5 5 of (R)20June07 Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP) Compliance-Related Cleanup Formerly Used Defense Sites Remediation Overseas Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) BRAC ’88 BRAC ’91 BRAC ’93 BRAC ’95 BRAC 2005 Active Installations Excess Installations Special Installations Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP) Army Environmental Cleanup Program

6 6 of (R)20June07 Strategic Plan Update Objectives –From Cleanup Strategy and tailored to each program area; not much change –Conduct cleanup to sustain the Army mission Targets for FY2008 and FY2009 –Identify specific actions with a time frame –Some common to all programs –Most are program specific Success Indicators –How you know if you got there

7 7 of (R)20June07 Army Cleanup Philosophy Centrally managed cleanup program Standardization across programs Completion of sites and installations Results oriented Performance driven management Recognize and reward achievements

8 8 of (R)20June07 Army Direction for Cleanup Identify requirements –Maintain supporting documentation Conduct semiannual management reviews Report financial liabilities –Single database of record for each program area Use innovative technology and periodic reviews to safely and effectively accelerate site closeout

9 9 of (R)20June07 Requirements Identification Applies to all cleanup –Defense Environmental Restoration Program –Compliance-related Cleanup Link environmental liability with real property records –Involve stakeholders early, agree on exit strategy Maintain administrative record –Information repository too Maintain permanent document repository –Protect future Army interests, especially for emerging contaminants and changing cleanup goals

10 10 of (R)20June07 Management Reviews Semi-annual with each program manger Actual versus planned results as forecast in annual program management plan –IRP RIP/RC –MMRP SIs –CC SIs Instill pride of ownership, finish cleanup, and recognize results

11 11 of (R)20June07 Financial Liability Reporting Qualified audit opinion in FY2010 Unqualified audit when Army’s revised financial system is in place Three databases of record –AEDB-R –AEDB-CC –FUDSMIS Standardized cost estimates –RACER or engineering estimate from Feasibility Study Supervisory review Quality Control / Quality Assurance

12 12 of (R)20June07 Accelerate Site Closeout

13 13 of (R)20June07 Resources Endless? NO!!! ($M)FY07FY08 Army DERP (IRP)$376$389 Army DERP (MMRP) FUDS (IRP) FUDS (MMRP) BRAC (IRP) BRAC (MMRP) Compliance Cleanup

14 14 of (R)20June07 Strategy, Strategic Plan, PMP & IAP Relationship Strategy includes vision and objectives Strategic Plan is ACSIM’s direction to program managers Program Management Plan –The PM’s plan to tell leadership how they are managing their program Installation Action Plan (Management Action Plan) –Presents a plan based on available funding

15 15 of (R)20June07 Performance-Based Acquisition (PBA) Another tool for accelerating cleanup and achieving site closeout Achieved 56% of ER,A $$ on PBA in FY06 Expecting ~50% of ER,A $$ in FY07, FY08 PBA Applies to BRAC and FUDS too Army Contracting Agency and USACE contracts available –FFP, FP or Cost-plus w/incentives and/or insurance Through FY06, $290M in cost avoidance applied to additional cleanup projects

16 16 of (R)20June07 Conclusion Bottom line –Close sites, finish cleanup at installations & for the Army Management Philosophy –Centrally managed cleanup program –Completion of sites and installations –Performance driven management Use Environmental Management System [“plan – do – check – act”] to gain continual improvement

17 17 of (R)20June07 PERFORMANCE-BASEDACQUISITIONOVERVIEW

18 18 of (R)20June07 Purpose Outline Performance-Based Acquisition Initiative for Army’s Installation Restoration Program (IRP) Discuss why Army is proceeding with PBA Discuss roles and responsibilities in PBA implementation

19 19 of (R)20June07 Background Performance-Based Acquisition (PBA) is a federal government-wide initiative Army began using PBA for environmental cleanup projects in 1999  Use of Guaranteed Fixed Price Remediation (GFPR) contracts  Pilots at both BRAC and active installations PBA is an initiative of both DoD and Army Business Initiative Councils (BICs) US Army Environmental Command is implementing the Army’s PBA initiative through use of performance- based contracts (PBCs)

20 20 of (R)20June07 What is PBA? Performance-Based Acquisition (PBA) is a mechanism that solicits bids on the basis of what RESULTS you want achieved rather than what ACTIVITIES you want conducted General characteristics of Performance-Based Acquisition  Contract for “ What, ” not “ How ”  Clearly define objectives, milestones, and standards  Use incentives or environmental insurance to enhance performance  Incentives are inherent in PBAs  Promote flexibility in exchange for accountability  Generally, use fixed price contracts PBCs are monitored to ensure performance is being achieved

21 21 of (R)20June07 PBA Contract Types Acquisition “Tool Box” for Performance-Based Acquisitions includes:  Fixed Price Remediation with Performance Work Statement (PWS) or Statement of Objectives (SOO)  Fixed Price Remediation with or without Incentives  Guaranteed Fixed Price Remediation (GFPR)  With Cleanup Cost Cap Insurance, with or without Pollution Legal Liability Insurance  Large and small business awards KEY - Be less prescriptive and contract for objectives and results

22 22 of (R)20June07 Metrics Installation Restoration Program PBA goals:  FY03: 3-5% of total program – achieved 9% ($37M)  FY04: 30% of total program – achieved 36% ($141M)  FY05: 50% of total program – achieved 51% ($202M)  FY06: 60% of total program – achieved 54% ($240M)  FY07: 60% of total program - $242M Goal  FY08+: 50% of total program

23 23 of (R)20June07 BRAC (either PBA or Environmental Services Cooperative Agreement):  FY06: 60% of remaining sites  FY07+: 70% of remaining sites FUDS:  FY06: 15% of total program  FY07: 25% of total program  FY10+: 50 % of total program Metrics

24 24 of (R)20June07 Results of the PBA Initiative Since 2000, Army has awarded 55 performance- based contracts (PBCs) at Active Army Installations  ~$597 million obligated on PBAs  Contract values range from $548 K to $52.4 M  Contracts in 39 states, Puerto Rico, and all 10 EPA Regions

25 25 of (R)20June07 Army PBA Awards as of 23 Apr 07 BRAC Active BRAC & Active Hawaii * Installation locations are approximate Puerto Rico Alaska

26 26 of (R)20June07 PBA Accomplishments (as of 23 Apr 07) InstallationsSites CTC ($M) IGE ($M) Contract Award ($M) CTC - Contract ($M) IGE - Contract ($M) FY01-02 Fort Gordon, Fort Leavenworth FY03 Fort Dix, Fort Jackson, Lake City AAP, Ravenna AAP, Sierra Army AD FY04 Aberdeen PG - Graces Quarters, Aberdeen PG - Other Aberdeen Areas, Fort Detrick, Fort Irwin, Fort Rucker, Holston AAP, Hunter AAF, Iowa AAP, Louisiana AAP, Milan AAP, Reserves, Riverbank AAP, Rock Island, Fort Leonard Wood FY05 APG-Bush River, APG – EA Groundwater, APG- Westwood, Camp Bullis & Fort Sam Houston, Camp Navajo, Fort Gillem, Fort Knox, Fort Meade, Fort Pickett, Hawaii – Tripler/Schofield, Joliet AAP, Longhorn AAP, Camp Crowder & Ft. Chaffee, Los Alamitos & Camp Roberts, Ravenna AAP, Red River, Redstone, Soldier Systems Center Military Munitions Response Program – Site Inspections FY06 APG G Street, Dugway Proving Ground (DPG) Phase I, DPG Phase II, Fort Leonard Wood Phase I, Fort McClellan, Hawaii, Hawthorne AD, Picatinny Arsenal, Radford AAP, Volunteer AAP Military Munitions Response Program – Site Inspections (2 awards) FY07 Fort Bragg; Fort Campbell; Forts Eustis & Lee; Haines Terminal Cumulative Cost Avoidance on all PBAs (based on CTC) 33.3% Cost Avoidance on all PBAs (based on IGE) 21.8%

27 27 of (R)20June07 PBA for Environmental Cleanup Goal is for Contractor is to achieve one or more of the following performance objectives for each site identified in the Performance Work Statement:  Response Complete  Remedy in Place  Remedial Action (Operations)/Long-Term Management  Successful 5-year Review (or equivalent) Environmental Insurance MAY BE used to protect against cost overruns above the estimated remediation cost

28 28 of (R)20June07 Why Use PBA? Performance-Based Acquisition is intended to improve cost and schedule performance without compromising cleanups that are protective of human health and the environment  Lower risk of cost growth  Accelerates cleanup / property transfer  Reduces contract reporting and oversight  Can be aligned to exit strategies or used to optimize systems  Cost effective / lower remediation costs

29 29 of (R)20June07 IRP History Significant variation in program performance  Cost and schedule baselines not uniform  Progress toward completion lacking  Cost-to-Complete increasing or unstable  Schedules slipping Completing only 60-70% of planned versus actual milestones  Program not incentivized for completion CHANGE NEEDED TO GET DONE

30 30 of (R)20June07 Safety vs. Speed? PBA does not trade safety for speed Safety and quality can be incentivized Innovation can be incentivized  Perception is that private cleanup goes faster  Learn and apply the proven private sector practices

31 31 of (R)20June07 Strategy to “Get it Done” Increase use of PBA  Use incentives for innovation and reaching program completion Streamline Army Cleanup infrastructure  Get more dollars to the ground doing actual cleanup Decrease the number of contract overruns & change orders Reduce variability in program performance and optimize project baselines

32 32 of (R)20June07 Develop corporate acquisition tools (“Toolbox”) to accelerate cleanup/closure Increase competition Maintain contracting flexibility to improve cost effectiveness  One size does not fit all circumstances Contractors must be accountable for their performance Approach

33 33 of (R)20June07 The PBA Process Initial Planning / On-Site Evaluation Conduct additional activities to prepare for PBA in future Draft and/or refine PWS/RFQ and IGE Seek input on PWS/RFQ and IGE Release RFQ Conduct technical evaluation Proceed with current path forward Is installation viable PBA candidate ? Can additional activities help candidacy ? Is there agreement on the PWS/RFQ and IGE? Is there a technically acceptable low-cost proposal? Award PBA N*N* N N*N* N Y Y Y Y Post-Award / Contract Implementation

34 34 of (R)20June07 Collaboration The Army will continue to work with Regulators and Communities when considering options for Performance- Based Acquisition The Army, as the federal lead agency, still remains responsible for the cleanup with the same level of coordination with EPA and state regulators

35 35 of (R)20June07 Little change! Installation RPM still… Oversees contract Interfaces with Regulators, along with Contractor Interfaces with Public Manages and monitors long-term operations Manages contract cost, schedule, and reporting  Army centrally manages installation restoration program and database at the US Army Environmental Command for improved data quality and ease of reporting/response to out of cycle data calls Role of the Installation Restoration Program Manager

36 36 of (R)20June07 Role of the Regulator Beginning with initial scoping meetings, may attend information sessions with installation personnel and contract team Participate in development of performance measures for the contract, and may comment on the Performance Work Statement Participate in Bidders’ conferences to present regulatory views to prospective contractors After project begins, continue to maintain active role by reviewing remedial activities before implementation  Provides comments on site documents GOAL - Concurrence with remedy completion

37 37 of (R)20June07 Role of the Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) Provides advice on environmental restoration issues Conducts regular meetings open to the Public Keeps meeting minutes that are available to the Public Reviews, advises, and comments on environmental restoration documents Recommends project requirements Recommends site cleanup priorities Provides advice and comments on restoration issues Represents and communicates Community interests and concerns No change! Public retains stakeholder involvement in decision-making process and still…

38 38 of (R)20June07 Army’s Responsibilities Army fulfills its program responsibilities by:  Approving all performance / remedial action objectives  Maintaining the Administrative Record  Reviewing & signing agreements / Decision Documents  Maintaining primary interface with Regulators & Public  Certifying all deliverables / milestones Army is the final decision authority for award, oversight, and payment ARMY RETAINS ULTIMATE ENVIRONMENTAL LIABILITY

39 39 of (R)20June07 Summary Performance-Based Contracts Responsibilities:  Army remains responsible for cleanup  Contractor is accountable to the Army for their performance Seeking EPA/State input on contract performance measures (objectives and standards) Army/EPA/State need to continue to partner to ensure performance measures are met – ensures satisfactory project completion and closeout Army will continue with success achieved in Fiscal Years 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.

40 40 of (R)20June07 Resources Performance-Based Acquisition web page


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