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6 include method specifications? Do they use hybrid and discusses key issues in PBMC, including reasons approaches? for doing or not doing PBMC, challenges in determin- How can the partnering process between the contract- ing whether PBMC results in value for money, types of ing agency and the contractor be most effective? contracts, incentives and disincentives, risk allocation, What are the training needs for PBMC? and partnering. What is an effective contractor acquisition process? Chapter three includes a literature review that focuses How important is it for transportation agencies to doc- on four areas: domestic experience mainly at the state ument their inventory and condition of maintenance level, international experience, federal experience, and assets? the basic steps of PBMC. What contractor prequalification procedures make the Chapter four presents the survey results from state most sense? and provincial transportation agencies as well as What selection criteria are commonly used for PBMC? contractors. Do some states have constraints on award criteria? Chapter five draws conclusions based on the informa- What are the options for monitoring the performance tion acquired for this synthesis study. Suggestions for of contractors and what is the best approach? future research also appear here. The reports concludes with references, a bibliography, a ORGANIZATION OF REPORT list of abbreviations, a glossary, and a series of appendixes consisting of the following: sample survey documents; Inter- This synthesis report is organized as follows: net sites containing sample procurement documents and con- tracts; information on LOS and cost savings from PBMC in Chapter one sets out the scope of work, the report different states, provinces, and countries; and a comparison approach, and key issues regarding PBMC. of performance measures distributed at the AASHTO Per- Chapter two provides an indication of how much PBMC formance-Based Maintenance Contract and Peer Exchange is occurring in the United States and other countries in San Antonio, Texas, March 2021, 2007.