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Department of Defense Issues New “Guidance on Using Incentive and Other Contract Types”

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”

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

Audit Alert on Evaluating the Adequacy of Cost Impact 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 ToolContinue reading Audit Alert on Evaluating the Adequacy of Cost Impact Proposals

Federal Acquisition Regulation: Expansion of Applicability of Senior Executive Compensation Benchmark

Effective May 30, 2014, the DoD, GSA, and NASA adopted as final an interim rule that updates FAR 31.205-6(p), “Limitation on allowability of compensation for certain contractor personnel.”

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Interim Rule: Limitation on Use of Cost-Reimbursement Line Items

By: Homer Winter

On January 29, 2014, the Department of Defense published an interim rule (DFARS Case 2013-D016) amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to carry out section 811 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013. The interim rule requires the DoD to implement acquisition procedures that prohibit the use of cost-type contracts for the production of major defense acquisition programs (MDAPS). This interim rule pertains to all MDAPS contracts entered into on or after October 1, 2014.

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