PGI 216.405-1 Cost-plus-incentive-fee contracts.
Give appropriate weight to basic acquisition objectives in negotiating the range of fee and the fee adjustment formula. For example—
(1) In an initial product development contract, it may be appropriate to provide for relatively small adjustments in fee tied to the cost incentive feature, but provide for significant adjustments if the contractor meets or surpasses performance targets; and
(2) In subsequent development and test contracts, it may be appropriate to negotiate an incentive formula tied primarily to the contractor's success in controlling costs.