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 accomplishing an expenditure research.
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The DD350 form describes what was purchased using a single PSC, which is a four-character hierarchical code. The general category of expenditures is described by the PSC’s first character (which can be a letter or digit) and the remaining characters provide more details on what was purchased within the general category. According to the PSC documentation, PSCs that begin with a letter correspond to categories of services, 2 and PSCs that begin with a number corre____________ 1 Contract actions for less than $25,000 (captured in the DD1057 system) account for less than 1 percent of direct commercial purchases, and purchases using government purchase cards (credit cards) account for the remaining 3 percent.
Engineering studies to support the design and/or installation of a modification. Because codes with the prefix K0 are used for modification services (for example, K010 is the code for the modification of weapons), we created a new code with the prefix K1 for studies that support such modifications. For example, for a study done in preparation for the modification of a weapon, the code would be K110. • Warranties associated with purchased parts or systems. The closest general category for coding a warranty was Maintenance, Repair, and Rebuilding of Equipment (J), the type of activity that a warranty covers.
The constant was adjusted until the desired number of contract actions was obtained. The same approach was used for the goods contract actions. 20 An Assessment of Air Force Data on Contract Expenditures tract actions, and others were associated with only one. As stated earlier, to reduce the cost of conducting the interviews, we excluded contracting officers with only one action. To ensure that we had sufficient heterogeneity in our sample, we randomly selected two contract actions from those contracting officers who were responsible for three or more of the contract actions in the initial random sample.
An Assessment of Air Force Data on Contract Expenditures by Lloyd S. Dixon