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  1. CFR 216.405-2 clearly states that the weighted guidelines method shall not be used to determine fee on CPAF contracts. If not the weighted guidelines, then how do CO's determine that a proposed fee on a CPAF contract is reasonable? Thank you!
  2. I am a cost analyst. My company gets lots of proposals that include fully burdened rates. We have no visibility into their OH, G&A, etc. Just their fully burdened rates (never even a base rate). We do have labor categories so we are able to go to websites like salary.com, bls, etc. to find comparable base rates. My question is, what do you use to account for the indirect rates when you are checking the reasonableness of a proposed rate? Do you use Global Insight Burdened Wage Calculator? Do you have another way to account for it? This is always the trickiest part of determining the re
  3. We conduct cost/price analysis on behalf of federal primes and subs and have never flinched in using prior price history as a basis for price analysis (assuming, of course, that the historical price can be substantiated as fair and reasonable as well as a suitable basis in and of itself, a whole other topic of conversation...) Recently, we took a closer look at FAR 15.404-1( (2), which reads as follows: The Government may use various price analysis techniques and procedures to ensure a fair and reasonable price. Examples of such techniques include, but are not limited to, the following:
  4. Hi All, Long time reader, first time poster. I'm doing evaluation on a competitive FAR 15 cost-reimbursement contract. Most of the primes have submitted subs providing full cost and pricing detail as required in FAR 15 to determine fair and reasonableness. However, some primes, for some subs, have only submitted T&M loaded rates or in some cases only one amount with no LOE to back it up for what they claim are their commercial subs. During discussions, where additional material was requested in order to determine fair and reasonableness, they claimed that because these subs are propose
  5. I will just be direct with this one. I am witnessing an oddly organized technical analysis function and am trying to make sense of it. The contract in question is an established cost type contract which includes an FPRA. Work is added to the contract generally by way of specification formation for a number of work items which make up a base work package, request for cost proposal, negotiated agreement, and finally a bilateral contract modification. The process that occurs between cost proposal and negotiation position formation is the technical analysis function. The cost proposal is at the pe
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