Back in October 2011, the Cost Accounting Standards Board (CASB) issued a proposed rule to clarify one of the CAS (Cost Accounting Standards) exemptions provided by FAR 9903.201. Since 2000, this provision has provided an exemption from CAS for Firm-Fixed-Price contracts and subcontracts awarded on the basis of adequate price competition without submission of cost or pricing data. The CASB proposed to add the word “certified” before “cost or pricing data”.
I was happy with how our latest WT Insider Report turned out. The 2018 Contractor Confidence Index and Market Outlook shows a government market riding a wave of optimism.
GAO lacks jurisdiction to consider bid protests of most subcontract awards, and its bid protest jurisdiction has narrowed since 1991 as the GAO no longer considers protests of subcontracts awarded “for” the government.
Industry is pushing members of Congress to help the Homeland Security Department address a series of major roadblocks that companies have with the agency’s long, confusing and redundant process for vetting contractor personnel.
The future indeed looks bright to government contractors.
That is the overwhelming sentiment we found in our latest Contractor Confidence Index survey.
Vendors are losing money while waiting for clearances from the Department of Homeland Security, representatives of contracting firms told a panel of lawmakers at a Feb. 27 hearing.
Last November, the Department of Defense, Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report on its latest peer review of the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). With respect to peer review ratings, audit organizations can receive a rating of ‘pass’, ‘pass with deficiencies’ or ‘fail’. DCAA received a rating of ‘pass with deficiencies’. DCAA’s previous peer review rating was also ‘pass with deficiencies’.
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A couple of weeks ago, we reported on a one-person company that had been awarded a $156 million contract by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) to deliver 30 million emergency meals to victims of the recent Puerto Rico hurricane. From the beginning, the company was unable to deliver so FEMA terminated the contract for default. This contract award has come under scrutiny by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform who has asked FEMA why, given the poor track record of this company, it awarded this contract where time was of the essence.
To be eligible for a small business set-aside procurement seeking a manufactured product, an offeror has to either be the product’s manufacturer or otherwise qualify under the nonmanufacturer rule.