ADS Chapter 548

Program-Funded Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Reviews

Functional Series 500 – Management Services

Partial Revision Date: 04/07/2015
Responsible Office: M/CIO/BCCS
File Name: 548_040715


This chapter provides the authority, policy directives, and required procedures for the federally mandated ADS 548 Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) review of Agency program-funded Information Technology (IT) investments with a threshold of $100,000 or more over the full IT project life cycle up to five years. This chapter applies to all USAID personnel who are procuring or developing such program-funded investments at USAID/W or Missions. In those instances where initial project life cycle costs do not exceed $100,000 but surpass that threshold during the 5-year IT project life cycle, an IV&V review must be conducted when a revised life cycle cost estimate surpasses $100,000. Full IT life cycle costs include all direct and indirect costs for planning, procuring, operating and maintaining, and disposing of IT components.