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  1. Hello all, Senario: The requirement is an 8(a) sole source for construction and a FFP type contract is contemplated. the estimated value is 3-5million. The ktr has an OH rate of 14.95%. We normally see overhead in the range of 6-10%. The ktr has a 10% fee on top of all the subcontractor's markup. All of the proposal backup for subcontracted work only has the lump some numbers on the quotes provided. Question: 1. Is the 14.95% allowable can this be negotiated? 2. Can a prime (8(a)) get profit on profit? Im looking for a dumb down answer on this one. I have seen that so
  2. Can someone help clarify contract language and how that applies to markup? The language says "Trade contractor markup for Overhead is 10% and 4% for Profit. Trade contractor shall be limited to a 5% fee on its lower tier contractors." So if I am the trade contractor and I have a proposal from a lower tier contractor for materials and labor totaling $250,000. How do I calculate my markup? Is it +5% ($12,500.00). So now I am at $262,500 and add 10% for Overhead ($26,250.00) totaling $288,750. Now do I add the 4% ($11,500.00) so my final proposal is $300,250.00? So my markup total is
  3. Just stopping by to share an interesting read (via Politico) regarding the current pricing environment in the Department of Defense. Enjoy and looking forward to the discussion! http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/defense-pentagon-spending-assad-221776
  4. Hi All, My company submitted a CPFF proposal (~$3.5M) to a major university as a sub. The solicitation was a DOD BAA which provided that contracts, grants, or other instruments may be awarded. We've been informed that the university was selected for award, and that a grant will be used by DOD rather than a contract. The university claims that, because it is a grant, fee is not allowed, but that we can "absorb" the fee amount originally proposed in other areas. I've done a fair amount of reading and cannot find any reference to a prohibition on fee under a grant. However, I've never dealt with
  5. Here is a scenario. A contracting activity releases a competitive solicitation for a requirements / firm-fixed price, materials reimbursement type contract. The solicitation also includes a performance incentive in which the winning contractor has the ability to receive a quarterly fixed amount if the contractor meets specific performance goals in that quarter. The contractors proceed to bid on the effort with either no or negative profit/fee. This is based on the intent that they will pass the performance goals and receive the performance incentive. In the follow-on competitive solicitat
  6. Are cost-reimbursement contract types supposed to include "profit"? I read in the JAG Deskbook that the answer is no. It says that, for cost-reimbursement contract types, if it is just a cost contract, no award fee/incentive fee, then "The government pays the contractor's allowable costs plus a fee (often erroneously called profit) as prescribed in the contract. What does that mean? If a contract is just a cost-reimbursement contract, no award fee/incentive fee, then it looks to me like only the "allowable costs" are allowed. And those allowable costs DO NOT include profit. Can anybody e
  7. Help! I am a prime contractor working on a (competitively bid, edwosb set-aside) FFP Air Force construction project in NW Florida. I am processing a change order and the government contracting officer is indicating that I will not be able to add overhead and profit markups on my subcontractor’s markups. I AM permitted to account for my additional labor, materials, and supervision hours (with markups), and normal OH and profit markup to the subcontractor’s direct cost, but NO OH or profit markup on the portion of my total subcontractor’s price that result from his OH and profit markup. Thes
  8. Help! I am a prime contractor working on a (competitively bid, edwosb set-aside) FFP Air Force construction project in NW Florida. I am processing a change order and the government contracting officer is indicating that I will not be able to add overhead and profit markups on my subcontractor’s markups. I AM permitted to account for my additional labor, materials, and supervision hours (with markups), and normal OH and profit markup to the subcontractor’s direct cost, but NO OH or profit markup on the portion of my total subcontractor’s price that result from his OH and profit markup. Thes
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