This FREE webinar will offer attendees an overview of interrelationship between requirements set forth in the Federal Acquisition Regulations Part 31 and the Cost Accounting Standards.
This FREE webinar will offer attendees an overview of the individual schedules of the Incurred Cost Submission and provide specific information to the importance of each. If you have the Allowable Cost and Payment Clause (FAR 52.216-7) within your contracts, you are required to complete an ICS within 6 months of your fiscal year end. This presentation by Mrs. Basden will assist you in understanding your ICS obligations and compliance requirements. Let’s get a jump on your submission early!
This FREE webinar will offer attendees an overview of some of the challenges that contractors will be facing in FY 2022 related to changes in government funding of types of contracts, regulations and areas government auditors are concentrating on.
A Whitepaper by John C. Shire, CPA, Director, Redstone GCI & Asa Gilliland, President & Director, Redstone Government Consulting
Based on DCAA’s track record of disregarding its own guidance on what are acceptable accounting methods for contractors incurring potentially significant amounts of uncompensated overtime, DCAA is very likely to see the risk sufficient to report what they see as a non-compliance as a significant deficiency and therefore recommend system disapproval and the implementation of a withhold.
A Whitepaper by John C. Shire, CPA, Director, Redstone GCI
Does Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) or Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) provide specific requirements when it comes to accounting for costs related to software to be sold, leased, or marketed in the future? The simple answer is “no”, however, a review of FAR Part 31 certainly supports that the cost is allowable and allocable to both individual contracts and as a benefit to more than one contract, based on the nature of the software related effort, provided the cost is reasonable. For the purposes of this whitepaper, we are going to assume the cost is reasonable in both nature and amount based on the prudent person in the conduct of competitive business test in FAR 31.201-3, determining reasonableness.
A Whitepaper by John C. Shire, CPA, Director, Redstone GCI & Jerome S. Gabig, Attorney, Wilmer & Lee
Although technically 41 USC § 6305 prohibits the transfer of Government contracts from one contractor to another, there are times when the Government realizes it is in its best interest to waive this rule—in a document called a novation agreement. If you want the Government to recognize your transfer, you need to design and execute an agreement that protects the Government while ensuring all parties assume (or waive) rights and obligations where necessary, including those situations where subcontracts are involved. Additionally, finding the Contracting Officer is another key step in the process of executing a novation agreement, especially where contracts are large enough to be administered by DCMA. Lastly, you must ensure that risks are averted in the transfer process, the required documentation is submitted, and the format meets FAR requirements before the Government finally gives its final approval.
A White paper by John C. Shire, CPA, Director
Where does allowable planning end and unallowable organization begin? Two FAR clauses are at odds with each other in terms of merger/acquisition activities being allowable. Contractors need to understand where their planning activities cross the line from allowable, generalized consideration of an opportunity, to unallowable, where specific actions are taken to plan for a specific opportunity. Documenting decision-making, clarifying employee activity, and noting the point at which the organization’s decisions move from a generalized consideration to a specific opportunity plan will help avoid having salaries and employee efforts ruled unallowable by the Government.
A White paper by Asa Gilliland President & Director &
Robert L. Eldridge, CPA, Director
Due to several factors, including the desire to reduce the work for DCAA auditors, the federal government has put subcontractor audit responsibility on prime contractors. Although not specifically assigned to prime contractors in the regulation, it is assumed their responsibility. Learn why it is important for prime contractors to have guidance to monitor subcontractor awards and handle contract closeouts and audits.
A Case Study by the Redstone Team
In this case study: Redstone was able to justify and substantiate, using the weighted guidelines approach, a 7.99% fee for services versus a 6.0% fee as originally proposed by the Government, resulting is significant gain to the client.
A White paper by Robert L. Eldridge, CPA, Director
Due to an increase in the rejection of contractors’ commercial item justifications, even for those that had previously been approved, it is essential that DoD contractors identify the risks and costs involved to prevent DCAA rejection.