The Air Force has not effectively negotiated depot labor profit at its logistics complex at Robins Air Base in Warner Robins, Georgia, the Defense Department watchdog concluded, missing an opportunity to cut contractor profit and fees by $9.6 million to $24.9 million.
“Contracting officials did not adequately reduce or eliminate profit and fees paid for work performed” through a public-private partnership, said an inspector general’s report dated Feb. 8. “This occurred because program officials either did not prepare or update the business case analysis supporting the partnership type selected.”
The labor charges based on repair and maintenance affect such weapons programs as the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III heavy-lift aircraft and the AN/APN-241 high resolution radar system developed by Northrop Grumman.
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