DCAA Compliance Blog

Your Source for DCAA & FAR Compliance News and Discussion

ReliAscent® LLC is the only government contract accounting firm that specializes in all aspects of government contracting compliance.  From our DCAA compliant accounting services, to monthly government contract accounting for all government agency awards, contract management & administration, and financial services & planning, our goal is to ensure the success of our clients, and all small business government contractors and grantees.  

In our DCAA Blog, we discuss the latest government contracting news from the Federal Government, the DCAA, and DCMA, as well as promotions offered by ReliAscent, and helpful tools and resources for contractors.

We hope you will visit and take part in the discussions on our blog on a regular basis. If you ever have any questions or would like to discuss how our experts can help, do not hesitate to contact us at any time!  


 

Cost and Pricing Data Explained

Posted by Tyler Link on Wed, Jan 29, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

We are only four weeks into 2020...hard to believe, with all that is going on in Washington.  But, a piece of news you may have missed in the chaos of the last few months will have consequences for many defense contractors this year, and (likely) many years to come:

The DCAA will be tripling the number of Defective Pricing Audits in FY 2020, now that their extensive backlog of Incurred Cost Audits has finally been eliminated.

Given this new focus, now is an excellent time to revisit cost and pricing data, TINA, FAR Part 15, and what they all mean for government contractors.  The following blog is taken from a popular white paper, written by ReliAscent Account Executive, Dave Donley.  It provides valuable insights into these topics and is a terrific resource for new government contractors.

As always, we encourage all Federal Government Contractors and Grantees to subscribe to the ReliAscent Blog and White Paper Distribution List to stay informed and contact us if you ever have any questions about DCAA compliant accounting, contract management, or business and financial management services.

 

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Topics: cost and pricing data, certified cost or pricing data, TINA, truth in negotiations act


Time to Consider Outsourcing Your Government Contract Accounting?

Posted by Tyler Link on Thu, Jan 09, 2020 @ 11:42 AM

As a Federal Government Contractor or Grantee, do you find yourself struggling with FAR & DCAA compliance requirements?  Do you often worry if you will make a profit on your contract or grant, or if you will even stay profitable from year to year?  Perhaps even more frustrating, do you already have an accounting department or firm that should be handling this for you?  

Have you ever considered how outsourcing some portion of—or your entire accounting department—out to an expert like ReliAscent could save your business money?  It also mitigates risk and increases your expertise within the company relative to the myriad of regulations, at no real additional cost!

Outsourcing a critical function like DCAA & FAR compliant accounting services (or government contract and grant management) can save many small and medium-sized businesses thousands of dollars each month.  With a team of outsourced experts, you get the top talent in the industry, yet only pay for what you need, when you need it!

If you would like to discuss how outsourcing these critical functions could benefit your business, contact ReliAscent today. 

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Topics: government contract accounting, Government Contract Accounting Systems, outsourced dcaa accounting services


How Does your Business Partner Help you Succeed?

Posted by Tyler Link on Thu, Nov 07, 2019 @ 02:59 PM

 
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Topics: outsourced cfo services, developing indirect rates, indirect rates management, Financial Strategy for Government Contractors


Not Sure if Your Accounting System is Compliant? Consider a Mock Audit

Posted by Tyler Link on Fri, Nov 01, 2019 @ 01:52 PM

"Is my accounting system DCAA Compliant?"  Usually, small businesses don’t ask themselves this question without an external prompt.   That prompt usually comes from either the government itself or a potential new customer or job. 

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Topics: Mock DCAA Audit, DCAA Audits


Preparing a Government Contract Cost Proposal

Posted by Dave Donley on Tue, Oct 08, 2019 @ 09:54 AM

In the world of government contracting, the pricing of a proposal can be the section of the proposal taken too lightly by many bidders.  Here at ReliAscent, one of the most difficult things to see is a client “win” a proposal (Grant or Contract), that has several “losing” features built into the cost & pricing section.    At ReliAscent, our passion is helping companies that have exciting technologies or services succeed.   We can relieve the pressure of government regulations so the company can concentrate on their core expertise, providing the best chance for success.

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Topics: Cost Proposal, preparing a cost proposal, Preparing a Government Contract Cost Proposal


DoD SBIR/STTR 2019.3/C BAA Open for Proposal Submission Today

Posted by Tyler Link on Tue, Sep 24, 2019 @ 03:07 PM

ReliAscent would like to remind all small business government contractors that the DOD SBIR/STTR 2019.3/C Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) are now open for proposal submission!

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Topics: DoD SBIR 2019.3, DoD STTR 2019.C STTR