FlexFile and Quantity

FlexFile and Quantity

Cost and Software Data Reporting (CSDR) is the Department of Defense (DoD) system for collecting actual costs, software data and related business data. The resulting data repository serves as the primary source for contract cost and software data for most DoD resource analysis efforts; including cost database development, applied cost estimating, cost research, program reviews, analysis of alternatives (AoA's) and life cycle cost estimates. CSDR is structured around seven Data Groups that contain the content required for the electronic submission of actual costs and related business data. The "Cost and Hour Report (FlexFile) Data Item Description (DID)," provides guidance for the preparation and maintenance of FlexFiles.

The Cost and Hour Report (FlexFile) and Quantity Data Report DIDs summarize the Data Groups and provide instructions to support the data and frequency requirements specified in the contract for CSDR. The CSDR may be used in response to government solicitations according to Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).


Learn more about the FlexFile and Quantity Initiatives here:

FlexFile and Quantity DIDs and Implementation Guidance:

FlexFile and Quantity Format Specifications and Guidance:

There are three file format options the contractor can choose to use for submission (refer to “File Specification Guidance” within the FlexFile Implementation Guide (pg. 6) for additional information):

  1. FlexFile Excel-Compatible Submission Guidance
  2. FlexFile and Quantity Excel Template
  3. FlexFile and Quantity File Format Specification and Data Exchange Instructions