Report Unreasonable Profit in Contract Award Process Posted Friday at 06:12 PM 29 minutes ago, MAY-D-FAR-B-WIT-U said: We considered this but there is a concern that this may create too may apples to oranges comparison on proposed prices. There is a way to make it apples to apples. But one would have to understand cumulative distribution functions, expected value, and calculus. You're probably not going to cover that in an introductory probability and statistics course, so most DoD contracting folks and cost/price analysts wouldn't understand it without some training. Some cost estimators may have such knowledge. I understand conceptually, but wouldn't attempt the number crunching without some help. The key is to not think of an offeror proposing a price--rather, they are proposing a range of possible prices and each of those prices has a corresponding probability. If you think of it that way, then it becomes an expected value problem.