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Contract Clauses

Complying with Prevailing Wage Laws on Government Contracts

Doing business with the government can be lucrative, but it requires compliance with a litany of complex laws and regulations impacting your day-to-day business operations. Complying with federal prevailing wage law requirements is one of the biggest headaches for many government contractors. Two primary laws govern how much you are required to pay employees and…

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…

Mapping Labor Categories

The administration of T&M, Labor Hour, or FFP-LOE contracts requires mapping labor categories. Review the contract requirements regarding labor categories and document a process for mapping employees. Common Requirements Education, certification, years of experience. Some require specific skill sets or direct experience with a particular agency or program. Some education and certification requirements can be…

What qualifies as "Developed at Private Expense?"

Say a contractor develops noncommercial computer software, claims to have done so “exclusively at private expense” by charging those costs into it’s indirect cost pool.  That indirect cost pool is then arguably covered by the government under approved billing rates allocated over various contracts. Given this then contractor then claims Restricted Rights to that software. …