Term: Contract Data Requirements List

A Canadian and American federal government contracting tool (now not much used by the former) to capture all data deliverables (reports, plans, forms) for the contract in one place in the RFP (usually a SOW appendix). I’ve also seen this as “Contract Deliverables Requirements List”.  Although not standard usage, this is, nonetheless, perfectly clear and pretty much means the same thing.

Acronymized as CDRL: pronounced “sea-drl” or “sid-rl.”

During the response period, the CDRL is extremely helpful for bidders trying to gauge and cost the level of effort required to meet reporting and similar deliverables after contract award.

During the contract period, the CDRL is extremely helpful for the contractor and the contracting officer in meeting and enforcing contract requirements, respectively.