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The Statement of Work (SOW) specifies the work tasks to be performed by a supplier,
including an organisational entity internal to an organization. The SOW may specify the
methods to be used to ensure that these tasks have been performed to the specified standard.
Reference herein to a “supplier” should be interpreted to include reference to any entity
tasked with providing a service.
The SOW may be used in the acquisition of a service alone, or a system and associated
services such as installation and testing. The SOW specifies the deliverable services. It does
not specify the system - this is specified in a System Specification which may be invoked by
the SOW. It does not specify any data deliverables - these are specified in a Contract Data
Requirements List (CDRL) or equivalent which may be invoked by the SOW, and by
associated Data Item Descriptions (DIDs) or equivalent which are invoked by the CDRL. The
SOW may specify services “internal” to the contract or project in order to control, for risk
reduction purposes, the way in which the tasks are performed by the supplier.
This DID incorporates and adopts some non-copyrighted material contained in MIL-HDBK-245E, Preparation of Statement of Work, issued by the United States Government.