Contractors (both Primes and Subcontractors) face challenges with preparing or making commercial item determinations (CID), performing/documenting market research, and preparing adequate price analyses for proposed commercial items or services. Redstone Government Consulting (RGCI) services range from educating clients on the documentation necessary to support an adequate CID and price analysis to being a member of your proposal team and assisting in completing the required effort with you. At RGCI, we have consultants from both sides of the tricky process – ex-Government Officials from the DCMA Commercial Item Group and Professional Contractor Purchasing representatives.


  • Commercially Available Off the Shelf (COTS) or Commercial Products or Services – Our team of experts can assist the client in identifying the appropriate commercial product or service definition under FAR 2.101.
  • Market Research – Our team of specialists can assist contractors in performing, documenting, and reviewing market research on proposed commercial products or services.
  • Proper Description of Product or Service – We can assist clients in gathering the information necessary to document an adequate description of the product and/or service, including the form, fit, and function (i.e., purpose) of the product and/or service, technical specifications, and review of contractor’s technical support when required.
  • Price Analysis – Our team can assist in evaluating a client’s proposed pricing and documentation to support that the price is fair and reasonable.
  • Commercial Item Determination – Experienced consultants focused on consolidating all of the information relative to the FAR definition, similar to the product and/or service, non-government sales data, market research, and pricing to meet Government regulations and provide the proper support in a proposal to the government.
  • Contractor Purchasing and Estimating Policies – Our team can assist clients in reviewing their purchasing policies and practices relative to commercial products and/or services.
  • Training – Our team is available to train your staff on commercial item determinations through live training or via webinar.

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