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Government Contract Management Expertise is Critical in Unpredictable Times

Posted by Tyler Link on Tue, Feb 23, 2021 @ 03:46 PM

Keeping you up at night

Many questions can keep government contractors awake at night: "why am I losing money on this contract," “will I be able to deliver on time,” or “what happens if my contract is terminated?

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Topics: government contract management, government contract administration


Accounting Firms are a Dime a Dozen...

Posted by Tyler Link on Thu, Apr 30, 2020 @ 11:30 AM

Between direct contract work, deadlines, compliance issues, and trying to stay afloat during a pandemic, contractors and grantees have enough on their plates just trying to keep the lights on. And sure, outsourcing certain functions can be an efficient way to save money and time (accounting is a prime example of this).  But, who you ultimately select to be a part of your team is more important than you realize.

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Topics: government contract management, DCAA Compliant Accounting


What do I do if My Contract is Terminated for Convenience?

Posted by Tyler Link on Thu, Aug 15, 2019 @ 09:42 AM

Many in the government contracting world will remember the Federal Government's "Super Committee" working to slash spending from the budget, and other Federal Agencies scrambling to identify ways to slash their own budgets back in 2011 - 2013. 

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Topics: government contract management, Termination for Convenience, dcma compliance, contract terminations, government contract terminations


Success in Government Contracting – It’s More Than Just Direct Work

Posted by Tyler Link on Tue, Apr 30, 2019 @ 11:20 AM

Most small business government contractors and grantees are understandably focused on things like their direct work, avoiding a DCAA audit, or just delivering product &/or CDRL’s.  Running a successful, growing business, on the other hand, is more than just your deliverables, or accounting and contract compliance.  It takes financial planning, strategic management of your rates, project performance monitoring, and several critical business and financial management skills that most small businesses—and their accounting firms—simply lack.

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Topics: government contracting, Outsourced CFO, government contract management, Indirect rates, DCAA Compliant Accounting


Successful Government Contractors Need More Than Just An Accounting Firm...

Posted by Tyler Link on Wed, Oct 03, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

What Keeps You Awake

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Topics: government contract management, DCAA Compliant Accounting, government contract reviews


Government Contractors Need More Than "Just an Accounting Firm"

Posted by Tyler Link on Wed, May 23, 2018 @ 09:30 AM

When you decide that you need expert help in Government Contracting, what do you look for in a partner?  Do you want someone with experience running a small business like yours?  Does the depth and breadth of experience really matter?  Are there other factors besides just having your accounting system comply with the Federal Acquisition Regulations?

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Topics: Outsourced CFO, government contract management, DCAA Compliant Accounting, DCAA Accounting Systems


New White Paper: Government Contract Management Part I - The RFP Review

Posted by Tyler Link on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

ReliAscent is proud to announce the release of our latest white paper, written by ReliAscent Co-owner, and industry recognized government contract expert, Russ Farmer.  This white paper is the first in a 6-part series that focuses on Federal Government Contract Management, and how the important role of a Government Contract Manager (CM), helps a business to stay profitable, efficient, avoid risk, and even avoid legal trouble with the Federal Government.

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Topics: government contract management, RFP Review, white papers, Contract Manager


Protecting Your Business with Government Contract Reviews

Posted by Tyler Link on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 @ 09:30 AM

One of the most thrilling parts of being a small business government contractor, is being awarded a contract.  You’ve poured your time, money, and possibly even a large portion of your professional life to get to this point, so what is the most natural reaction of a contractor or grantee when they receive an award/contract?

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Topics: government contract management, government contract reviews