Category Archives: Federal Acquisition Regulation

Recent CRA Resolution of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Regulation

March 7—Last night, the Senate passed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution disapproving of the August 25, 2016, final “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Federal Acquisition Regulation, often referred to as the “blacklisting” regulation. Continue reading Recent CRA Resolution of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Regulation

Information on Corporate Contractor Performance and Integrity

The Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration issued a final rule on March 7, 2016, that requires offerors to disclose within the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) information on any parent, subsidiary, or successor entities that held a Federal contract or grant within the last three years.   Continue reading Information on Corporate Contractor Performance and Integrity

Year-End Compliance Planning for Federal Contractors and Awardees

As another year comes to a close, BRG’s Government Contracts Advisory Services team is here to share a year-end compliance planning checklist for Federal Contractors and Awardees. As you get ready to close the books on another year, these proactive efforts can help your organization prepare for and reduce delays in completing annual compliance and business processes, audit readiness, mitigation of potential issues, and improvement of audit outcomes and internal/external reporting. Continue reading Year-End Compliance Planning for Federal Contractors and Awardees

President Obama Orders Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

On Labor Day 2015 (Monday, September 7), President Obama signed the Executive Order “Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors,” requiring Federal contractors to offer their employees up to seven days of paid sick leave per year.  Continue reading President Obama Orders Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

Updated DCAA Guidance on Expressly Unallowable Costs

In recent months, expressly unallowable costs have emerged as a focal point for the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). DCAA has issued two Memorandums for Regional Directors (MRDs) providing auditors with new guidance on identifying expressly unallowable costs, much to the dismay of contractors who believe that the guidance does not align with the intent of the applicable cost principles. These MRDs likely mean that contractors will receive more penalty recommendations than in years past, in addition to potential assertions of CAS 405 non-compliances. Continue reading Updated DCAA Guidance on Expressly Unallowable Costs

DCAA Updated Audit Guidance on the Treatment of Overdue Indirect Rate Proposals

On February 12, 2015, the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) issued a Memorandum for Regional Directors (MRD) with new guidance for the DCAA and Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) on how to handle the growing backlog of overdue contractor indirect rate proposals (also known as incurred cost submissions or ICSs). In keeping with FAR 42.703-2(c) and FAR 42.705(c), DCMA will start to unilaterally establish contract costs for the overdue fiscal years starting in June 2015. Continue reading DCAA Updated Audit Guidance on the Treatment of Overdue Indirect Rate Proposals

Incorporate Various Administrative Changes and Internal Policies in to the USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR), Correction

On March 12, 2015, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) issued corrections to a previously published final rule that had been issued on December 16, 2014. Continue reading Incorporate Various Administrative Changes and Internal Policies in to the USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR), Correction