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GovCon Research Report: Volume 2, Issue 1

Berkeley Research Group’s Government Contracts Advisory Services (GCAS) practice keeps its clients up to date on the latest regulatory developments affecting the government contracts industry. This edition of the GovCon Research Report summarizes the critical regulatory and compliance issues contractors faced in the first calendar quarter of 2013. The issues are summarized by the following key subject-matter areas:

  • GSA and VA Schedule Matters
  • Office of Inspector General Reports
  • Pertinent Government Accountability Office (GAO) Audit Reports
  • OMB Proposed Guidance
  • Key Federal Aquisition Regulation (FAR) Updates
  • Key Defense Acquisition Regulation (DFAR) Updates
  • Latest on Sequestration and Government Spending
  • Other News

To read the full report, click here.

Web Conference: GSA/VA Schedule Post Award Pricing Compliance

Best Practices to Comply with the Price Reductions Clause and Other Post-Award Pricing Requirements

Perhaps the most debated and lamented post-award pricing requirement in a GSA and VA schedule contract is the Price Reductions Clause (PRC). Despite being cited as the basis for a number of infamous civil False Claims Act settlements involving GSA and VA Schedule contracts, there is very little information available in the public domain in the form of case law, audit guidance, or best practices pertaining to compliance with the clause.

Join The Coalition for Government Procurement and experts from Berkeley Research Group for a discussion regarding the systems, processes and controls necessary to comply with the requirements of the PRC and other post-award pricing considerations. The presentation will provide an overview of the requirements of the PRC and common misconceptions related to the clause. In addition, we will share best practices and strategies for minimizing PRC and other pricing compliance risks. Finally, we will discuss processes, controls, roles and responsibilities typically found in effective PRC monitoring systems.

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BRG’s GovCon Insight Blog

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Berkeley Research Group (BRG) Government Contracting experts are proud to launch the GovCon Insight blog. The government contracting marketplace is constantly evolving; as federal budgets shrink, organizations receiving federal funds will be subject to increased scrutiny, oversight, and regulations.

GovCon Insight will provide contractors with a resource that contains timely insight and analysis of regulatory updates, audit trends, and current news that impact organizations receiving federal contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements.

The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of Berkeley Research Group, LLC.

GovCon Research Report: Volume 1, Issue 3

GovConResearchReport Image 2.pdfBerkeley Research Group’s Government Contracts Advisory Services (GCAS) practice keeps its clients up to date on the latest regulatory developments affecting the government contracts industry. This edition of the GovCon Research Report summarizes the critical regulatory and compliance issues contractors faced in the fourth calendar quarter of 2012. The issues are summarized by the following key subject-matter areas:

  • Key Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Updates
  • Key Defense Acquisition Regulation (DFAR) Updates
  • GSA and VA Schedule Matters
  • Pertinent Government Accountability Office (GAO) Audit Reports
  • Other Relevant News

To read the full report, click here.