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    Would the information requirements described above be considered administrative/management data? Do these items require DIDs & CDRLs?


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    First, let's define what DIDs and CDRLs are.

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    Data Item Description (DID) is a completed document that defines the data required of a contractor. The document specifically defines the data content, format, and intended use with a primary objective of achieving standardization objectives by the DOD. 

    A contract data requirements list (CDRL) is a list of authorized data requirements for a specific procurement that forms a part of the contract. In essence, CDRLs identify what products are to be formally delivered to the government by a contractor, as well as when they are to be delivered. It consists of either a single DD form 1423-1 or a series of individual CDRL forms containing data requirements and delivery information. The CDRL is the standard format for identifying potential data requirements in a solicitation, and deliverable data requirements in a contract. The purpose of the CDRL is to provide a standardized method of clearly and unambiguously delineating the government's minimum essential data needs. The CDRL groups all of the data requirements in a single place rather than having them scattered throughout the solicitation or contract. Subpart 215.470 of the DFARS document requires the use of the CDRL in solicitations when the contract will require delivery of data. The DOD requires estimates of the prices of data in order to evaluate the cost to the Government of data items in terms of their management, product, or engineering value. However, it does not say exactly what data is to be required.
    So the answer is it depends on what data you are requiring of the contractor. Depending on whether you are procuring supplies, services, or construction, there is often a need for contractor data (reports, tests, etc.) that need not to be listed separately as CDRLs and/or DIDs. For example, in construction and Architect Engineering procurements there are often scores of information that a contractor needs to provide that are spelled out in the contract documents and do not require a DIDs or a CDRLs.
     
    Source Wikipedia and DFARS



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