Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA) Essentials
Topic: FAR Part 15 - Contract Pricing
Original Air Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Program Code: 170056
Despite its 50 year history as law, TINA and its coined term "cost or pricing data" retain an air of mystery in practical application. Over these years, regulations have been written and re-written (as recently as August 2010) in attempts to define vague terms and concepts, explain applicability, and provide instructions for proposal submission and analysis. While today's regulations are clearer than ever before, considerable mystique remains. This fast paced, information packed webinar is designed to clarify the essential elements of TINA and provide a foundational understanding for improved compliance.
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- The purpose of TINA;
- TINA applicability and exemptions;
- What “cost or pricing data” is – and isn’t – and when it must be certified;
- What “data other than certified cost or pricing data” means, when and why it may be requested, and whether or not contractors must comply with these requests;
- TINA compliance best practices; and
- Potential non-compliance (i.e., defective pricing) and possible defenses
Baker Tilly , LLP
Brent Calhoon a partner with Baker Tilly's Government Contract Advisory Services practice in Vienna, VA. For more than 18 years, he has advised clients and their outside counsel on complex cost allowability, cost allocability, and compliance issues related to FAR, CAS, TINA, and other accounting-related rules and regulations. He also performs independent forensic accounting investigations to assess allegations of fraud and other asserted contract accounting and pricing misdeeds. Brent helps clients improve business processes and functions critical to managing compliance financial risks unique to government contractors. He has worked with a broad array of big and small public and private companies covering nearly every major industry.
Brent earned his B.S. degree in Accounting, with honors, from Virginia Tech. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Virginia.
Baker Tilly , LLP
Jamie Sybert is a Director with Baker Tilly’s Government Contract Advisory Services practice in Vienna, Va. She assists her clients with all aspects of the federal contracting life cycle involving both negotiated and commercially-priced contracts. Jamie has served as a liason with DCAA and DCMA, which included supporting business system audits, CAS audits, incurred cost proposal audits, contract direct cost audits, and proposal audits, and preparation of audit responses She has helped new and emerging contractors prepare Disclosure Statements, design indirect cost rate structures, develop policies and procedures, and establish compliance functions. Jamie works with clients to assess compliance with the FAR, CAS, and TINA, and assists in the development of policies, procedures, systems and controls to facilitate compliance.
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