DCMA GuidebookDCMA Guidebook CPSR Instruction 109 DCMA Purchasing System Review 55 topics appendix b
Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:47 PM
It appears that DCMA has taken down the link which leads to the DCMA guidebook on Contractor Purchasing System Reviews (CPSR). http://guidebook.dcm...ook_process.htm
Does anyone have a soft copy that they can send me or know of a different location to download the guidebook?
I am helping my company prepare for an upcoming CPSR and believe that this guidbook would be tremendously useful. I have seen a number of CPSR briefings which claim that Appendix B of the guidebook has 55 key topic areas which DCMA auditors expect to be covered as part of a contractor's policies and procedures. It is my understanding that DCMA auditors will review a contractor's policies and procedures to gauge whether the 55 areas have been adequately covered.
If anyone has taken any classes related to CPSR preparation and has recommendations, I would certainly be interested in hearing your story.
Thanks in advance for your time!
Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:50 PM
I also noticed that Deltek reported that DCMA has a 1 year+ long CPSR backlog. I'm not sure how true this is but thought I would share. (this quote is per the briefing given Oct 15-18 2012 at the Deltek Insight Conference entitled "Preparing for the CPSR - A Practical Guide")
Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:57 AM
I caution you not to rely overmuch on the DCMA Guide. The Purchasing System Adequacy criteria were somewhat revised over the past year, and now DCMA has a different approach to conducting its review and reporting its findings. Your best bet is to get the services of a CPSR consultant who is familiar with the current protocols. I like the cut of Mark Hijar's jib, if you want a recommendation.
Hope this helps.
Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:48 AM
Note here that I use FAR/DFAR as my primary reference because in my research of FAR supplements the DFAR has the most comprehensive supplement. A few other agencies do, if they have any supplement coverage at all, but the DFAR is the most detailed with regards to needs for DoD.
Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:51 AM
Thanks for your helpful comments! I learned that there are actually 24 process areas and 58 policy/procedure areas that DCMA will expect to see while reviewing our company. The 24 processes come from DFARS 252.244-7001(a) and the 58 policy/procedure areas come from the Guidebook Appendix B (which I still haven't been able to access for some odd reason). I received the list of 58 indirectly from DCMA (one of the enclosures they include in their pre-CPSR package). I am quickly becoming fully immersed in the world of CPSRs thanks to the help of online forums and internet resources like this one!
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