Performance : A&E Contract Management : Consultant Progress Reports

Consultant Progress Reports

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The progress report is a summary of the work completed during the billing (performance) period reported in the invoices. It also sets expectations of the work to be completed in the next performance period.

Consultant contracts lay out details regarding progress reports, and the reports must be delivered in accordance with those provisions. Progress, as reported, can be validated using the consultant’s cost proposal and schedule.

The consultant is required to submit progress reports for each project or task order at least once per month. It is recommended that a progress report be included with each monthly invoice, with every invoiced project included on the report. Ensure that the period of performance documented on the progress report matches the period of performance on the monthly invoice.

Progress reports should include these details:

  • progress report dates (same as billing period dates)
  • monthly summary per Project ID
  • monthly summary per WBS
  • monthly summary per task order
  • summary of work completed during the reporting/billing period
  • description of work expected to be completed during the next reporting period
  • monthly contract progress estimate
  • activity hours summary
  • task order billing status