By Lloyd S. Dixon
Assesses the adequacy and accuracy of knowledge from the person Contracting motion document shape, often referred to as the DD350, for carrying out an expenditure research.
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The tables show the following: • According to the PSCs, there are roughly twice as many contract actions for services as there are for goods, although goods and services each account for roughly one-half the total contractaction dollars. • A high percentage (91 percent) of the contract actions are for less than $1 million, but the dollar value of purchases is concentrated in contract actions for more than $1 million. Contract actions exceeding $1 million account for 9 percent of the contract actions but 80 percent of the contract-action dollars.
5 Estimated Adequacy of a Single PSC to Describe FY02 Air Force Contract Actions in the DD350 Database Contract Actions (%) Contract Action Dollars (%) Single PSC Adequate Single PSC Not Adequatea Total 89 73 11 27 100 100 aMultiple PSCs with differing first characters are needed to describe the goods and/or services purchased by these contract actions. NOTE: Percentages are based on survey data that have been reweighted to reflect the entire population of Air Force FY02 DD350 contract actions.
9 billion) and fare better in our analysis of accuracy: Only 13 percent of those dollars should have been coded as services. These results run counter to what we had expected. We had anticipated that small goods actions would be accurately coded, but that large goods actions might include the purchase of a variety of items, and therefore would be relatively difficult to code accurately with only one PSC. 3 NOTE: 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