DCAA Compliance Blog

Your Source for DCAA News and Information for Contractors

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!  


 

Continue to follow the Tech BizSolutions Blog

Posted by Mike Anderson on Thu, Jun 07, 2012 @ 01:57 PM

As of June 1st, Tech BizSolutions, Inc. has merged with PBC, Inc of Denver to form a new company called ReliAscent, LLC.  ReliAscent will still offer all of the same services that Tech BizSolutions and PBC offered individually.  In addition, ReliAscent will offer services based on the synergy of bringing these two successful organizations under one roof.  For instance, PBC has very detailed technical accounting knowledge to add to the Tech Biz accounting knowledge base.  Tech BizSolutions has a wealth of contract management knowledge to add to the base of PBC's knowledge of government contracts.  PBC has focused on the SBIR/STTR market in the past and brings intimate knowledge of this contract vehicle to the offering.  Tech BizSolutions has offered services to all types of government contractors including Broad Agency Announcements, IDIQ contracts, GSA schedules, Seaport-e contracts, EFAST contracts and other contracting vehicles.  PBC brings a strong working knowledge of the 8(a) program and other specialized contracting vehicles. ReliAscent Group

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Topics: Government contract consultants, Tech BizSolutions


Outsourced Accounting and Cloud Computing Means Compliance

Posted by Mike Anderson on Tue, Feb 14, 2012 @ 09:02 AM

How do small businesses survive in the world today, especially when they are primarily government contractors?  The government has such a twisted path of regulations concerning contractors and then they control the amount of fee or profit that the small business can earn.  There is definately a cost in doing business with the government that many businesses don't realize when starting.  One of the constants we have noticed over the years is that experience in government contracting makes a difference.  Small businesses usually can't afford to hire someone with experience on their staff but they can hire a consultant and outsource this experience level on an "as needed" basis.  We have found that fully outsourcing back office services such as bookkeeping, accounting, payroll, contract management and even HR or purchasing can be valuable to the small business.  This allows those services to be performed by "experts" in the area and allows the members of the small business to focus on the tasks that they are experts at - thereby increasing their value to the bottom line.  A web hosted accounting system is a great tool for this scenario because both the outsourced consultant as well as company management can access the financial records at any time.  The following video outlines some of the benefits of such a web hosted solution, just imagine the cloud shared application is your accounting system!

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Topics: business consultants, Government contract consultants, DCAA compliance, Outsourced CFO


Does the government encourage the Small Business Contract?

Posted by Mike Anderson on Fri, Feb 11, 2011 @ 01:28 PM

In the recent recession, many businesses turned to the Federal Government for business out of necessity to "stay alive".  After all, the government was spending money when most other consumers were not.  As more small businesses got into government contracting, more of these contractors realized how ill prepared they were to deal with the Federal Government.  The Federal Government has a mandate to purchase at least 20% of their procured items from small business.  In addition, the Small Business Innovative Research program is designed to help fund the development of small business.  There are "set asides" for small businesses, disadvantaged businesses and special loans created for small businesses.  Still, it seems that the government makes it difficult for the small business as well.  For instance, the Office of Advocacy, Small Business Administration has done research that shows small companies (less than 20 employees) can spend as much as 36% more than larger businesses just to comply with Federal Regulations.  Many times larger businesses have staff members that can deal strictly with federal regulations but the small business cannot afford a "specialist" on their staff.  This expertise can be outsourced or it can be accomplished in one of the employees "spare time".  Normally the "spare time" approach ends up in mistakes in complying with one or more regulations which further exacerbates the problem.  President Obama seems to be focusing on this issue and has issued a memorandum about regulatory flexibility.  Not sure that is enough relief. 
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Topics: government contracting, Government contract consultants, SBIR, Governement contract


Tech BizSolutions Job Opening

Posted by Mike Anderson on Wed, Aug 18, 2010 @ 05:05 PM

Tech BizSolutions, Inc. is looking to expand our nationally recognized staff.  We are looking for special individuals.  The right person is someone that has accounting experience/knowledge and also knowledge of government accounting requirements.  So the right individual will know about all the Federal Acquisition Regulations, know about Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and have experience in servicing contracts with the Federal Government.  Familiarity with small business accounting programs such as QuickBooks, PeachTree, Deltek GCS and others is definately a plus.

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Topics: Government contract consultants, Government Contractors, Tech BizSolutions