3.1 The Statement of Work (SOW) specifies the work tasks to be performed by a supplier, including an organizational 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.
3.2 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.