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Upcoming GSA and Federal Contract Reporting Deadline Reminder

Federal contractors, don’t forget that important reporting deadlines are coming up this month! For GSA Schedule contract holders, the deadline for Sales Reporting and IFF remittance is Monday, April 30th. You must report, even if you have zero sales in the preceding quarter. Most Schedule holders should log in to the 72A Reporting website to complete […]

The Next 20 Years Webinar – You Had Questions, We Have Answers

Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent webinar, The Next 20 Years: Strategic Considerations for GSA Schedule Holders. Due to the large number of attendees, we were not able to answer questions live during the event. As promised, we compiled the questions submitted into the online classroom and are publishing the responses below. […]

Don’t Forget to Perform Price Analysis on Your Subcontractors

Most prime contractors include one or more subcontractors in their proposals to the government. For solicitations issued pursuant to FAR Part 15, 15.404-3(b) requires the prime contractor to conduct cost and price analysis to establish the reasonableness of the proposed subcontractor prices and to include the results of these analyses in the cost proposal. Even […]

A Contractor’s Guide to Purchasing Commercial Items

The Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (FASA), enacted in October of 1994, codified the government’s preference for purchasing commercial items. In 1995, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 12, “Acquisition of Commercial Items,” was significantly revised to incorporate the government’s commercial item preference into the FAR. In his article “A Contractor’s Guide to Purchasing Commercial Items,” Tom […]
October 26, 2017

GSA Contractors: New Sick Leave Requirement and Changes to SCA Wage Determinations

Two critical changes recently occurred that both impact GSA Schedules: the Sick Leave Executive Order and updated Service Contract Act (SCA) wage determinations (WD). Sick Leave Executive Order The Executive Order requiring contractors to pay sick leave impacts solicitations issued on or after January 1, 2017. The contracts covered by the executive order include SCA-covered […]

Decoding Budgeting Indirect Rates Webinar: Questions? Aronson Answers – Part II

As promised, a continuation of the Q&A from Aronson’s Government Contracting webinar “Decoding Budgeted Indirect Rates,” presented by Donna Dominguez and Aisha Mian.

Decoding Budgeting Indirect Rates Webinar: Questions? Aronson Answers

On October 20, 2016, our Aronson LLC government contracting specialists Donna Dominguez and Aisha Mian hosted “Decoding Budgeted Indirect Rates,” where they provided tips, guidance, and best practices to help government contractors efficiently build their budgeted indirect rates for the upcoming year. As a follow up to this webinar, Donna and Aisha have prepared answers to […]

Upcoming GSA and Federal Contract Reporting Deadline Reminder!

Federal contractors, don’t forget that three important reporting deadlines are coming up this month! For GSA Schedule contract holders, the deadline for 72A Sales Reporting and IFF remittance is Sunday, October 30th. You must report, even if you have zero sales in the preceding quarter.  Log in to the 72A Reporting website to complete these […]

Is Your Accounting System Adequate for the Alliant 2 RFP?

In late June 2016, the highly coveted Alliant 2 SB RFP was released and within the 174 page document, there lies section L.5.4.1 Cost Accounting System and Audit Information.  This scoring element is weighted at 6.6 percent of the total points and requires offerors to provide support that their accounting system has been deemed adequate […]