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What’s on Tap for the DCAA in 2017?

What’s in store for the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 you may ask? At a recent NCMA dinner, there were a number of key points discussed by the Director of DCAA that contractors should pay close attention to. Areas of focus included strategic priorities in FY2017, the outcome of the FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and interests of the DCAA in the FY2017 NDAA.

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Decoding Budgeting Indirect Rates Webinar: Questions? Aronson Answers – Part II

As promised, a continuation of the Q&A from Aronson’s Government Contracting webinar “Decoding Budgeted Indirect Rates,” presented by Donna Dominguez and Aisha Mian.

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Decoding Budgeting Indirect Rates Webinar: Questions? Aronson Answers

On October 20, 2016, our Aronson LLC government contracting specialists Donna Dominguez and Aisha Mian hosted “Decoding Budgeted Indirect Rates,” where they provided tips, guidance, and best practices to help government contractors efficiently build their budgeted indirect rates for the upcoming year. As a follow up to this webinar, Donna and Aisha have prepared answers to a large number of attendee questions that we wanted to share. To watch the webinar, please visit this link.

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DOD Issues New Guidance on Commercial Item Determinations

On September 2, 2016, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) Director, Claire M. Grady, issued a guidance memo concerning commercial item determinations and the determination of price reasonableness for commercial items. The memo begins by noting the proposed rule issued August 11, 2016 under DFARS Case 2016-D006 implementing Sections 851-853 and 855-857 of the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and, among other things, providing guidance to contracting officers concerning price reasonableness and commercial item determinations. That DFARS Case is currently making its way through the rulemaking process. In the meantime, this DPAP guidance is intended to address the underlying tenets of that legislation to improve consistency and timeliness.

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Is Your Purchasing System Compliant for the Alliant 2 RFP?

In late June 2016, the highly coveted Alliant 2 SB RFP was released and within the 174 page document, there lies section L.5.4.2 Approved Purchasing System.  This scoring element is 1500 points of the total points and requires offerors to provide support that their purchasing system has been approved for compliance within the past five years though a Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR).     

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