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Re: P2 performance-based contracting?
For the waste area, performance based contracting is often used by
consultants that do waste audits. Some examples would by Zero Waste
Solutions and Synergis Waste Management. Let me know if you would
like contact info for them.
The EPA funded some research on this topic in the waste realm under the
description "Resource Management" contracting. See the
following website for info on that very successful endeavor:
I wrote some case studies for the CIWMB on what I call
"Incentives" and "Business Recycling Policies" for
waste reduction and Zero Waste. Many of those concepts would
probably apply. See the case studies at:
At 04:06 PM 9/16/2005, Burton Hamner wrote:
this is not a real tech question but this listserv has no doubt the best
possible people to answer it.
The P2 Resource Center in Seattle is ?in the early stages of planning a
proposed P2 Performance Contracts Roundtable. We want to organize and
facilitate a roundtable meeting for P2 consultants, government agencies,
businesses and other stakeholders to discuss the concept of Performance
Contracting for P2 services (similar in structure to the Energy Services
Performance Contracts available through the Oregon Department of
This topic has bounced around for years, and it is not clear whether this
business model has ever worked, I don?t know of examples myself.
So: Does anyone know of successful examples of P2 TA contracting
where the consultants got paid based on the savings achieved? I
supposed it could be on anything EXCEPT energy, since that model is now
known. So water, wastes, materials, etc. would be included.
Also, what type of organizations would you invite to talk about
this? I have suggested lean mftg and TQM consultants, plus big
service users like housing authorities or large companies.
If you have any suggestions please respond to the list, since it might
stimulate others. Us P2 types up here in Seattle are P2Tech
Thanks for your help, PPRC will post the results of their roundtable
after it is complete.
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