Earned Value Management

Contractor EVMS Validation Plan

A contractor Earned Value Management System (EVMS) Validation Plan is required by DFARS Subpart 252.234-7001 and requires that a contractor be prepared to demonstrate that the contractor’s EVMS meets the guidelines set fort in ANSI/EIA-748.  The contractor should prepare a plan to achieve validation and submit the plan as part of the proposal.  The plan shall: [1]

  • describe the EVMS the offeror intends to use in performance of the contract, and how the proposed EVMS complies with the EVMS guidelines in ANSI/EIA-748.
  • distinguish between the offeror’s existing management system and modifications proposed to meet the EVMS guidelines.
  • describe the management system and its application in terms of the EVMS guidelines.
  • describe  the  proposed   procedure  for  administration  of   the  EVMS guidelines  as  applied  to subcontractors
  • describe the process the offeror will use to determine subcontractor compliance with ANSI/EIA-748.
  • the offeror shall provide information and assistance as required by the  Contracting Officer to support review of the plan.
  • the Government will review and approve the offeror’s EVMS plan before contract award.
  • the offeror’s EVMS plan must provide milestones that indicate when the offeror anticipates that the EVMS will be compliant with the guidelines in ANSI/EIA-748.
  • the offeror shall identify the subcontractors, or major subcontracted effort if subcontractors have not been selected, to whom the EVMS requirements will apply.
  • a schedule that provides a timetable of events leading up to Government validation of the contractor’s EVMS.  This schedule should include a Progress Assistance Visit (PAV). The formal Validation Review (VR) is conducted as soon as practicable.


  • The DoD has accepted the ANSI/EIA-748 – American National Standards Institute/Electronic Industries Alliance Standard 748, Earned Value Management Systems as the DoD standard

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Updated: 8/15/2018

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