RAND Corporation has released a new study, Assessing Bid Protests of U.S. Department of Defense Procurements: Identifying Issues, Trends, and Drivers. Continue reading RAND Study: Assessing Bid Protests of U.S. Department of Defense Procurements
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 bill authorizes appropriations and sets forth policies for Department of Defense (DOD) programs and activities, including military personnel strengths. It does not provide budget authority, which is provided in subsequent appropriations legislation. Continue reading Congress Approves NDIA 2018
The Department of Defense (DoD) recently issued new guidance concerning the proper selection of contract type for use in procurements. The Guidance on Using Incentive and Other Contract Types will be posted within the DFARS Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI) at DFARS PGI 216.104. Continue reading Department of Defense Issues New “Guidance on Using Incentive and Other Contract Types”
On July 22, Mary Karen Wills will co-present “Updates on Forward Pricing Rate Proposals and How to Meet DCMA’s Expectations for Forward Pricing Audits.” Continue reading DCAA and DCMA Audit and Compliance Boot Camp
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
On September 19, 2014, the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) issued a memorandum for regional directors, “Audit Alert on Evaluating the Adequacy of Cost Impact Proposals,” referencing a DCAA Cost Impact Adequacy Tool. Continue reading Audit Alert on Evaluating the Adequacy of Cost Impact Proposals
Patrick Fitzgerald, director of the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), has announced that he will retire on August 31, 2014. Mr. Fitzgerald was appointed to this position on November 8, 2009.