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!  


 

Colorado PTAC SBIR/STTR Event Reminder

Posted by Tyler Link on Wed, Jan 20, 2021 @ 11:19 AM

Reminder to Colorado-based Small Businesses working with the Federal Government, or interested in pursuing government contracts & grants:

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Topics: SBIR/STTR, Colorado PTAC, Submitting an SBIR/STTR Proposal, SBIR/STTR Support Services


Colorado PTAC SBIR/STTR Event - January 20th

Posted by Tyler Link on Tue, Jan 12, 2021 @ 01:01 PM

Has your business been considering submitting a proposal for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant or contract? Maybe you already have in the past, but have been wondering how they differ from a regular contract or grant, or what differences exist between agencies? What does it REALLY take to win one, and what does it REALLY take to manage one? 

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Topics: SBIR/STTR, SBIR Awards, Colorado PTAC, Submitting an SBIR/STTR Proposal, SBIR/STTR Support Services


DoD SBIR/STTR 21.1/A Pre-Release Begins Today

Posted by Tyler Link on Tue, Dec 08, 2020 @ 11:07 AM

The Department of Defense's Small Business and Technology Partnerships Office just announced the pre-release of the following Broad Agency Announcements (BAA's):

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Topics: DCAA compliance, DCAA Compliant Accounting, DoD SBIR 21.1, DoD STTR 21.A, DoD SBIR Accounting


NSF Phase II SBIR/STTR Financial & Accounting System Requirements

Posted by Mike Anderson on Fri, Oct 16, 2020 @ 03:13 PM

Small Businesses pursuing non-dilutive funding through the National Science Foundation's SBIR/STTR program must pass a financial review prior to receiving a Phase II award.  This is known as a Financial Review and CAP review.   There are also requirements placed on the Phase II awardee by the award document and many small businesses are unfamiliar with both the process and the requirements for accounting and financial systems during the performance of the award.   I will try here to outline briefly (a 30,000 foot view) what is required by the NSF and why. 

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Topics: NSF SBIR, NSF Grant, NSF Accounting, Government Approved Accounting System, SBIR STTR, CAP Review


Indirect Rates Resources for Government Contractors

Posted by Tyler Link on Thu, Oct 01, 2020 @ 11:05 AM

Some of the most common questions we get from Government Contractors and Grantees at ReliAscent surround the development and utility of indirect rates.  How are they calculated? Why are they so important? Can they be managed to meet my goals? Is taking the safe rate the best option?

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Topics: Indirect rates, indirect rate models, indirect rates government contracts, indirect rates help


Outsourcing Low ROI Tasks Makes More Sense Than Ever Before

Posted by Tyler Link on Tue, Sep 15, 2020 @ 11:19 AM

The last six months have taught us a lot in business.  But, now more than ever, might be the best time to outsource low ROI activities like government compliant accounting and contract administration and management. While these tasks are routine, they follow strict and highly complex guidelines, and having experts navigate these waters on a “pay as you use” basis, makes a lot of sense for most small businesses. This method also ensures the small business has a much higher knowledge and expertise level of these guidelines than would be afforded with a single employee (or owner) performing and maintaining compliance. Outsourcing also allows the small business the necessity of the owner to concentrate on high ROI activities such as business development, business growth, and management.

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Topics: outsourced government contract accounting, DCAA compliant accounting services, outsourced dcaa compliant accounting, monthly cost of DCAA compliant accounting