Policy Memo on TINA Sweeps - Referenced Spector Memo in Contract Pricing Including CAS & Allowable Costs Posted June 13 · Report reply 16 minutes ago, Retreadfed said: H2H, how is the contractor to know when price agreement will be reached? Just because negotiations are to take place on a certain date, does not mean that agreement on price will be reached on that date. Right. The company will be wide open to the potential for defective pricing. Especially if a sweep takes a long time. Or even five days. By the time a sweep is done, it could be already be inaccurate with no way of knowing. But then you agree to price and sign the cert? Sweeping after the agreement on price allows the contractor to apply a firm cutoff date for the sweep. That way the contractor can legitimately say whether cost or pricing data existed that was not disclosed prior to the agreement on price. And if new data exists, the Government is entitled to re-open negotiations. That stinks from a schedule standpoint, but it happens. And since no cert has been signed yet, the contractor isn't open to a defective pricing action.