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The “ripple effect” is based on the underlying theory that numerous changes cause a cascading ripple-type of impact on performance time and efficiency which is too uncertain or diffuse to be readily discernable at the time of pricing each individual change. Fruehauf Corp., PODBCA No. 477, 74-1 BCA ¶ 10,596; Bechtel National, Inc., NASA BCA No. 1186-7, 90-1 BCA ¶ 22,549; Mcmillin Bros. Constructors, Inc., EBCA No. 328-10-84, 91-1 BCA ¶ 23351 (where the board referred to this effect as a cumulative impact).
Updated: August 3, 2018