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Indirect Rate Calculator

Do you want to know how to calculate indirect rates for government contracts? Are you looking for an indirect rate calculator to verify your current rate structure? Check out our indirect rate calculator – an Excel tool designed for ease of use. Simply enter totals from your existing GL reports (Income Statement or Statement of…

Subcontract Management from A to Z

Join me in Norfolk as I present NCMA’s “Subcontract Management from A to Z” on May 15, 2015. Click the image below for the PDF or this link for full details.    

Is Your Government Property Management System Up to Par?

What is Government property? Government property is defined in FAR 45 and means all property owned or leased by the Government. Government property includes both Government-furnished property (GFP) and contractor-acquired property (CAP). Government property includes material, equipment, special tooling, special test equipment, and real property. Government property does not include intellectual property and software. Government…

GSA Professional Services Schedule Migration – Category Management in Action

GSA announced the new Professional Services Schedule migration in early 2014, and the related consolidation of 7 existing schedules. GSA’s goals include increased contract usability, increased program efficiency, and reduced administrative costs – all hallmarks of category management. The 7 existing schedules encompass more than 4,400 contracts and 440 firms. Schedules included in the migration…

Better Buying Power Panel with Air Force Command

NCMA Dayton hosted a panel discussion on Better Buying Power moderated by Mr. Gary Poleskey with Dayton Aerospace. Today’s panel comprised: Mr. Steven Zamparelli, Director of Contracting for Air Force Materiel Command Mr. Thomas Robinson, Director of Contracting for Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Col. Cameron Holt, Director of Staff for Air Force Installation Contracting Agency…

Is Your Counterfeit Electronic Part Detection and Avoidance System Up to Par?

DFARS 252.246-7007  Contractor Counterfeit Electronic Part Detection and Avoidance System (May 2014) outlines a number of requirements for government contractors in developing and maintaining a system to detect counterfeit electronic parts. The requirement is not applicable unless the Contractor is subject to CAS (Cost Accounting Standards). However, that does not preclude prime contractors from incorporating this…