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Product Support Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL)


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Bill Kobren
A Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) is defined as “a DD Form 1423 list of contract data requirements that are authorized for a specific acquisition and made a part of the contract. It is the standard format for identifying potential data requirements in a solicitation and deliverable data requirements in a contract. The CDRL provides a contractual method to direct the contractor to prepare and deliver data that meets specific approval and acceptance criteria. (Source: DAU Glossary of Defense Acronyms and Terms). A related topic, Data Item Descriptions (DID) are defined as “a standardization document that defines the data required of a contractor. The DID specifically defines the data content, format, and intended use”. (Source: Defense Standardization Program).

As a public service, permit me to provide members of the life cycle logistics functional community with an updated list of several handy references on the subject of product support CDRLs and DIDs:

Other related DID and CDRL resources include: