Can regression analysis tools be use if contractor provided 3 years historical data (e.g. FY 2015,2016 AND 2017) but failed to provide FY 2018. Yet provide 2019 budgeted rates.
In another case contractor provided 2015, 2017 and 2018; failed to provide 2016. Yet the 2019 budgeted rates are provided.
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Yes, you can still run regressions. You have less data so the results are going to be less accurate. It could be that the data for FY 2018 has not been compiled/certified yet, but we would enquire as to why the 2018 data is not available.