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Integrated Program Management Report (IPMR)

The Integrated Program Management Report (IPMR) is a contractually required report, prepared by the contractor, containing performance information derived from the contractor’s internal Earned Value Management System (EVMS). It provides the status of progress on the contract. [1]

The IPMR DID takes a major step towards improving the integration of cost and schedule reporting by combining the Contract Performance Report (CPR) and the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) into a single integrated report to be consistent with good, disciplined program management. (ACQuipedia)

Guide: IPMR Implementation Guide – 24 Jan 2013

Purpose of the Integrated Program Management Report (IPMR)

The purpose of the IPMR is to help the Government understand a contractor’s cost and schedule performance by communicating a program’s cost and scheduling information between the prime contractor and the Government. The report is used to:

  • Integrating cost, schedule, and technical performance data
  • Identifying potential problem areas that may cause significant cost variance and schedule variance
  • Providing valid, timely, and accurate contract status information

Integrated Program Management Report (IPMR) Requirements

The Program Manager (PM) obtains an IPMR on all cost or incentive contracts, subcontracts, intra-government work agreements, and other agreements valued at or greater than $20 million. The IPMR is not typically required for cost or incentive contracts valued at less than $20 million, contracts less than 12 months in duration, or Firm-Fixed Price contracts for production efforts.

Integrated Program Management Report (IPMR) Formats

The IPMR is structured around seven formats that contain the content and relationships required for electronic submissions.

  • Format 1: defines cost and schedule performance data by product-oriented Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
  • Format 2: defines cost and schedule performance data by the contractor’s organizational structure (e.g., Functional or Integrated Product Team (IPT)).
  • Format 3: defines changes to the Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB).
  • Format 4: defines staffing forecasts.
  • Format 5: is a narrative report used to provide the required analysis of data contained in Formats 1-4 and 6.
  • Format 6: defines and contains the contractor’s Integrated Master Schedule (IMS).
  • Format 7: defines the time-phased historical & forecast cost submission.

Note: Formats 2, 3, and 4 are required only for contracts exceeding $50 million, while the rest are required for all contracts over $20 million in value.

Integrated Program Management Report (IPMR) Data Item Description

The IPMR combines the CPR (DI-MGMT-81466) and the IMS (DI-MGMT-81650) into a single Data Item Description (DID), DI-MGMT-81861. This new DID was effective as of July 1, 2012. However, for those existing contracts with separate Contract Data Requirements Lists (CDRLs) for the CPR and the IMS, those two DIDs and their content are still contractually applicable.

Integrated Program Management Report (IPMR) Lessons Learned

On contracts valued at or greater than $20 million but less than $50 million, it is recommended that IPMR reporting be appropriately tailored. Refer to the IPMR DID Implementation Guide for tailoring guidance.

The IPMR should always be carefully tailored to meet the needs of each individual program and should reflect how the contractor is implementing the seven formats as a program management tool to manage the contract’s performance. [1]

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Updated: 6/6/2021

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