Tag: Contract Pricing

Truckload Rates Continue Struggling, Intermodal Pricing Continues Surge | TruckingInfo.com

Truckload Rates Continue Struggling, Intermodal Pricing Continues Surge | TruckingInfo.com

“This is consistent with the pre-announcements of lower earnings by several of the larger trucking companies,” Broughton Capital said. “Our pricing forecast for 2017 is now -1% to 2%, as the current strength being reported in spot rates by DAT Solutions is leading us to believe contract pricing rates should move back into positive territory […]

Volume pricing and the micro carrier | Business content from American Trucker

Volume pricing and the micro carrier | Business content from American Trucker

Trucking hauling rates are volatile and ever-changing—and based on multiple influences. Some of these influences are controllable and others are not, with the majority fitting into the noncontrollable category. There are fuel prices, costs of doing business, driver pay, etc. Then there are broad market forces, competition for loads, other specific market forces such as […]

US shippers rethink truck contract pricing | JOC.com

US shippers rethink truck contract pricing | JOC.com

“Carrier networks are changing more quickly than they used to,” Broadhurst said, as assets are redeployed and dedicated to new customers. “It’s getting hard to know which carriers are optimal for certain lanes because carrier networks are changing so rapidly too,” he said. That’s making already complex supply chains more complex and posing tough decisions […]

Trump plans to renegotiate new Air Force One pricing | FlightGlobal

Trump plans to renegotiate new Air Force One pricing | FlightGlobal

US President-elect Donald Trump says he will lead pricing negotiations with Boeing on a programme to replace two 747-200-derived VC-25As serving as executive transports also known as Air Force One. “That’s what I’m here for,” Trump said during an interview with NBC on 7 December. “I’m going to negotiate prices. Planes are too expensive and […]

What to Know Before You Sign a Payment-by-Results Contract | Harvard Business Review

What to Know Before You Sign a Payment-by-Results Contract | Harvard Business Review

Paying for results is in vogue. The concept is fairly straightforward: The parties define the result up front, agree on a baseline, work out how confident the organization is in delivering the result, and then specify the expectation and payment in the contract. The idea isn’t new — it’s well established in online advertising, for […]

How DoD is bettering its commercial pricing practices | FederalNewsRadio.com

How DoD is bettering its commercial pricing practices | FederalNewsRadio.com

“The team first looks at a contractor or a subcontractors’ proposal with respect to proposing a commercial item. We provide advice to government contracting officers with respect to, ‘Is this a commercial item or is it not,’” said Steven Trautwein, a senior price cost analyst at the Cost and Pricing Center in an interview with […]

Pricing roulette: Challenges vary agency to agency | Washington Technology

Pricing roulette: Challenges vary agency to agency | Washington Technology

First, there are signs, especially in the Navy, that the backlash against contracting practices that drive rates to absurdly low levels is finally beginning to grow. As one example, SPAWAR is beginning to establish a floor for rates in competitions, to help prevent the limbo rock (“how low can you go” ) that has so […]

Competitive Pricing of Process Plants | Chemical Engineering

Competitive Pricing of Process Plants | Chemical Engineering

Sensitivity analysis. Costing can firmed and uncertainty quantified with an honest sensitivity analysis. Sensitivity analysis varies the costs and revenues that might apply to a system and considers the shape of the cost-benefit curves obtained. If profitability falls off sharply around assumed costs and revenues, the process economics are not very robust. In an academic […]

Increased government attention to federal supply schedule pricing may soon have contractors sharpening their pencils | Lexology

Increased government attention to federal supply schedule pricing may soon have contractors sharpening their pencils | Lexology

Contractors supplying goods or services to the government through Federal Supply Schedules should expect increased scrutiny of their pricing in the coming months. In a July 2015 report [pdf], GAO released the results of a year-long performance audit analyzing government competition and pricing practices for FSS orders. The report highlights inconsistencies across FSS procurements, including […]

Price Cuts Part of Strategy To Win Back Proton Customers | SpaceNews

Price Cuts Part of Strategy To Win Back Proton Customers | SpaceNews

PARIS — Managers of Russia’s Proton rocket said they are slashing prices for commercial launches and restructuring contracts with big customers to win back their loyalty after the rocket’s recent failures. The contract modifications include schedule priority on Proton’s launch manifest for commercial missions and other benefits not directly related to prices, they said. The […]