By Lloyd S. Dixon
Assesses the adequacy and accuracy of information from the person Contracting motion document shape, often referred to as the DD350, for undertaking an expenditure research.
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4 NOTE: Percentages are based on survey data that have been reweighted to reflect the entire population of Air Force FY02 DD350 contract actions. Some examples of actions that were correctly coded as services but would be better described by a PSC other than the one listed in the DD350 database include the following: • An equipment modification action that was primarily for education and training services • A professional services action that included the testing and integration of new sensors for aircraft • A professional services contract that covered engineering work to develop a kit for installing new communications equipment.
Thus, we consider all activities that begin with a letter in the PSC system to be services and all those that begin with a number to be goods. 3 The PSC field for the contract actions in the completed DD350 forms we examined for this study was never blank, and PSC 9999 (for items that could not be classified using any other PSC) appeared on only a few actions. 1 100 Total Goods and Services Share of All Contract Actions in DD350 Database (%) NOTES: Some rows and columns do not sum exactly due to rounding.
By comparison, only 7 percent of the dollars for actions worth less than $1 million require multiple PSCs. We next examine whether certain categories of goods or services actions are more likely to contain multiple activities. 6 shows the estimated ____________ 2 The R&D category covers PSCs beginning with the letter A. The other services category covers PSCs beginning with letters other than A. The aircraft and components category covers PSCs beginning with a 1. 5 NOTES: Percentages are based on survey data that have been reweighted to reflect the entire population of Air Force FY02 DD350 contract actions.
An Assessment of Air Force Data on Contract Expenditures by Lloyd S. Dixon