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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


Indirect Rates Models for Government Contracts & Grants - Are You Using the Right One?

Posted by Dave Donley on Wed, May 29, 2019 @ 11:33 AM

At ReliAscent, we routinely see contractors and grantees that have submitted indirect rates that don’t adequately reflect their operations, don’t align with their accounting systems, and frustrate their billing processes. We find many factors contribute to this chaos, but one that consistently comes up is the confusion surrounding government or prime contractor-supplied bid instructions, math models, and on-line bid templates.

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Topics: Indirect rates, developing indirect rates, determine your indirect rates, indirect rates government contracts, indirect cost rates, indirect cost models


An Introduction to Indirect Rates for Government Contractors

Posted by Dave Donley on Mon, May 20, 2019 @ 11:52 AM

Indirect Rates, Huh? What are They Good For?

With apologies to the 1970’s Motown hit, one of the most common questions we get at ReliAscent® surrounds development and utility of indirect cost rates. Indirect costs are those that cannot easily be allocated discretely to a single project or across a number of projects. An indirect rate describes a mathematical ratio and its logical relation of indirect costs (the numerator) divided by the “base” (the denominator). In this manner, one or more “pools” of indirect costs can be allocated mathematically to all projects.

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Topics: Indirect rates, indirect costs, developing indirect rates, indirect rate models, determine your indirect rates, indirect rates government contracts, indirect cost rates