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About Baker Tilly Government Contractor Advisory Services
Baker Tilly positions government contractors and their legal counsel for success in the federal marketplace, helping them mitigate risk in a highly complex and regulated environment.
The contractors we support represent a combined total of more than $68 billion in government contracts. They rely on our valuable insights, rooted in deep government and industry experience, to make better business decisions. Having one of the largest government contractor advisory practices in the country translates into expertise that spans all aspects of the contract life cycle. We use this expertise to help clients:
- Improve their understanding of compliance risks and identify control gaps
- Tighten policies, procedures, systems, and controls and drive ongoing compliance with ever-changing federal regulations
- Leverage technology to strengthen processes, improve efficiencies, and deliver more profitable projects
- Optimize contract management resources
- Minimize financial and reputational risks associated with costly government audits, disputes and investigations
Specialty service lines include:
Government Contract Cost Accounting:
Comply with unique cost accounting requirements, minimize adverse audit findings, and maximize your profitability.
Commercial Item Contracting:
Achieve optimal pricing while reducing contract management costs and compliance risk.
Contract / Regulatory Compliance
Implement practical contract management and compliance programs tailored to your unique organizational structure, business operations, and contract portfolio.
Government Audits / Investigations
Understand government audit procedures and minimize your financial and reputational risks.
Claims, Disputes, and Litigation Support
Minimize your financial risk with our litigation support and expert testimony.
Business Information Systems
Streamline processes, integrate applications, and gain actionable insight to reduce your compliance risk and make strategic decisions.
For more than 40 years, CohnReznick has provided comprehensive services to assist government contractors with a full life cycle approach to winning and managing contracts. We ensure your financial and procurement processes are compliant, efficient, and
effective so you can focus on what matters most—profitable growth.
CohnReznick’s Full Life-Cycle Approach
Our experienced team provides the highest quality advisory, assurance, and tax services, guiding contractors in a variety of areas throughout the contract life cycle. Our team’s significant experience performing extensive contract audits on behalf of civilian agencies, and industry exposure to government contract accounting and regulatory scrutiny, allows us to provide a unique perspective to our government contract advisory services. Our government contracting expertise is comprised of a deep bench of talented advisors that pay close attention to detail and provide hands-on solutions.
In-Depth, First-Hand Experience in Government Contracting
We provide the full array of DCAA audit services as a contractor to several civilian agencies. This experience, combined with the exposure to the multitude of contractors we audit in this capacity, allows us to leverage this knowledge exclusive to our industry practice in an advisory capacity. Our services include:
Our specialized knowledge of contract matters, rate structure, and commercial/federal service mix are based on our real-world experience with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) to include CAS disclosure statements and cost impact calculations.
Indirect Costs, Rates, and Pricing
Compliance with government regulations is not only nonnegotiable but required to be competitive in the marketplace. We provide compliance assistance in areas that include indirect rate analysis and structure, multi-tiered rate structure and review, provisional rate/billing rate development, proposal pricing, and executive compensation consulting.
Having an adequate business system can mean the difference between winning federal work and not being allowed to bid. We proactively address federal regulations and avoid compliance issues through services that include pre-award surveys; business system readiness assessments; audits, policy, and procedure development; and annual required training. We can help businesses attain and maintain adequacy in accounting, E\estimating, property, and purchasing systems.
Pre- and Post-Transaction Integration Services
Our transaction advisory and integration services go beyond the traditional due diligence support services with a deep industry focus. We review potential targets for government audit risk, potential claims, and compliance risk. In addition, we help on the sale side with waterfall, pipeline, and other analysis requests. Post-transaction integration services include indirect rate reengineering and restructuring for competitiveness, compliance assessment, business system and policy review, CAS disclosure statement updates/cost impact, and how and when to integrate financial data into one ERP software.
Our government contracting industry expertise is utilized by contractors and law firms to maximize cost recovery. A contract termination, or an actual or constructive change that fundamentally alters the scope of a contract, may result in financial implications for a government contractor. We cooperatively work with law firms, contractors, and in-house counsel in termination and claim calculations, bid protests, and DCAA rebuttal support.
We assist government prime contractors in successfully performing subcontractor oversight functions and advise on best practices for flowdown of contract clauses, oversight and monitoring, and subcontract audit requirements. In addition to proposal and business system audits, we also perform subcontract audits on behalf of prime contractors to enable timely closeout and cost recovery of subcontract costs.
There are many issues associated with optimizing an organization with disparate commercial and federal business interests within a single global enterprise. There are also multiple alternative approaches—each with respective advantages and disadvantages. We provide firms guidance on how to best navigate these approaches, remain compliant, and maximize the use of commercial item determinations.
Specialized Knowledge for Government Contractors
At CohnReznick, we believe that a more informed client is a more successful client. As such, we offer a variety of educational programs and information briefs to our clients. Our interactive seminars, most of which qualify for continuing professional education (CPE) credits, are valuable networking vehicles. We also issue alerts and updates to our clients to assist them with staying abreast of current business issues and industry related trends. These resources include our Government Contracting Lunch and Learn Series, industry related webinars, onsite training, and our dedicated government contracting resource center—GovCon360.com.
For more information, please visit www.cohnreznick.com/govcon. For government contracting questions, please contact Kristen Soles, CPA, CohnReznick Government Contracting Industry Leader, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-847-4411.
Deltek: Powering the Project Lifecycle
Better software means better projects. Deltek delivers software and information solutions that enable superior levels of project intelligence, management, and collaboration. Our industry focused expertise makes your projects successful and helps you achieve performance that maximizes productivity and revenue.
Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses. We take pride in the innovation our employees drive for our customers. We are privileged to be recognized for our joint success.
Our passion is to power project success. Every day, we work to deliver innovation and value for our customers.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Deltek employees are active participants in communities around the world. We’re proud to support philanthropic organizations that assist the next generation of technology leaders and foster health and well-being.
Read our latest press releases, analyst coverage, and media coverage for a deeper understanding of how Deltek solutions enable superior levels of reporting, management, and collaboration.
The NASA SEWP (Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement) GWAC (Government-Wide Acquisition Contract) provides the latest in Information Technology (IT) products for all Federal Agencies. The statutory authority allowing usage of the SEWP contracts by the entire Federal Government is NASA's designation as an Executive Agent by OMB based on the Information Technology Management Reform Act (ITMRA) of 1996, now the Clinger Cohen Act.
Providing the latest in commercial Information Technology (IT) products and services, the NASA Solutions for Enterprise Wide Procurement (SEWP) contract vehicle has an outstanding track record of serving up fresh technology for Federal Agencies. SEWP is a Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) consisting of 147 Competed Prime Contract Holders, including 120 small businesses. Small Business categories include: Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB); Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSB); HUBZone Small Businesses; Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB); and Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB). The SEWP contracts offer a vast selection and wide range of commercial advanced technology, including, desktops and servers, IT peripherals, network equipment, storage systems, security tools, software products, cloud based services, telecommunication, Health IT, video conferencing systems and other IT and Audio-Visual products along with product based services such as installation and maintenance to all Federal Agencies (including Department of Defense) and their approved support service contractors. SEWP offers low prices (generally below GSA schedule prices), the lowest surcharge (0.39%) and the easiest and fastest ordering procedure using pre-competed contracts.
Through SEWP, Agencies can find an exact fit for their needs at the best overall value by choosing the right solutions offered directly by leading hardware and software manufacturers and experienced Government integrators.
For more information please visit: www.sewp.nasa.gov.
Reimagine your acquisition strategies with help from The NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC). With three streamlined Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) for information technology (IT) products, services and solutions, and both direct and assisted acquisitions, NITAAC can help agencies develop new and innovative ways to satisfy mission critical IT demands.
As an executive agent of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NITAAC meets the highest quality standards in acquisition. And, our streamlined processes and procedures assure you can quickly purchase any technology at fair and reasonable prices on one of our three GWACs:
- CIO-SP3 for IT Services/Solutions: With a $20 billion ceiling, get everything IT. Rates negotiated at the master contract level assure your agency is already starting with the most cost competitive rates. And, with competition, you can negotiate rates even lower.
- CIO-SP3 Small Business for IT Services/Solutions: Never miss your small business competition goals with direct access to multiple small businesses operating in five socio-economic categories: Small Business,8(a), Service Disabled Veteran Owned, HUBZone, and Woman Owned.
- CIO-CS for IT Commodities/Services: Purchase commercial commodities and commodity-enabling services, such as cloud solutions and platform as a service, and benefit from Government-Wide Strategic Solutions (GSS) for the lowest prices on laptops and desktops.
Using a NITAAC GWAC is like having an agency specific contract without the expense of setting it up. The scopes are broad enough to encompass any IT requirement, the ceilings are high enough to accommodate the most complex enterprise solutions, and the contracts are flexible enough to accommodate any IT need.
NITAAC GWACs deliver significant benefits including:
- Streamlined ordering and procedures under FAR Subpart 16.505 save time, money and resources
- Secure, web-based fair opportunity competition management, award and notification through our electronic government ordering system (e-GOS)
- Customized terms/conditions and additional labor categories/services are easily added at the task/delivery order level
- Flexibility to support multiple contract types, agile development and CONUS/OCONUS procurements
- No protest on orders under $10 million except on the grounds that the order increases the scope, period or maximum value of the contract
NITAAC’s team of Contract, Program and IT Specialists are readily available and easily accessible:
- One-hour response to any contractual, technical or procedural question
- Complimentary SOW/PWS/SOO assessments; requirements are evaluated for scope, clarity and other factors to assure quality with a 24-hour turnaround
- Free training at your location, along with monthly webinars and seminars at our facilities. Participants earn 2 continuous learning points (CLPS)
For more information, visit our website at or call 1.888.773.6542
SourceAmerica (formerly NISH), a national nonprofit, is the leading source of job opportunities for a dedicated and highly qualified workforce – people with significant disabilities. Through our work, we make the American Dream more accessible to a segment of the population where nearly 80% do not have jobs.
We are an AbilityOne authorized enterprise and we put the AbilityOne Program into action for our Federal Government customers... We accomplish this through a nationwide network of more than 550 community nonprofit agency partners to fulfill contracting needs for the Federal Government, commercial businesses and government contractors. Our network provides training to people with disabilities, assists them in identifying employment options that most of us take for granted, and then enables them to be successful at work. SourceAmerica is the vital link between jobs and the people who can do them.
It's Working – more than 125,000 people with significant disabilities are employed through SourceAmerica nonprofit agencies.
How does SourceAmerica make this work?
For our procurement customers, SourceAmerica:
- Markets the capabilities of the products and services delivered by people with significant disabilities
- Creates a partnership to ensure quality and satisfaction meets expectations
- Connects the procurement opportunity with the most qualified nonprofit agency
- Provides dedicated customer service
- Includes third party management and collaboration on the statement of work
- Offers competitive pricing
- Supports all aspects of contracting which reduces customer time requirements
For our nonprofit agencies, SourceAmerica provides:
- Legislative representation and regulatory assistance
- Communications and marketing outreach
- Information technology expertise
- Engineering and technical support
- Comprehensive professional training
- Research and development projects
- Grants and financial assistance
For people with disabilities, SourceAmerica created the Institute for Economic Empowerment to conduct research, demonstration, and develop projects to make important progress toward the strategic goal of full and fair employment for individuals with significant disabilities, particularly those facing the most significant disability-related barriers to employment.
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and provider of aftermarket support and services. As America’s biggest manufacturing exporter, the company and its more than 140,000 employees support airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 150 countries.
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Government contracting professionals have relied on CCH products from Wolters Kluwer Law & Business for comprehensive, authoritative, and timely compliance information for more than 60 years. We are proud to continue that tradition with new and innovative products that set the standards for research, up-to-date coverage and expert guidance.
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Our expansive catalog includes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Department of Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS), each published twice annually with updated changes.
- As of July 1, 2011, the FAR and DFARS are available as eBooks—providing more convenience and flexibility in your daily workflow.
We are proud to publish the complete, renowned references of Ralph C. Nash, Jr. and John Cibinic, Jr., including Administration of Government Contracts, Cost-Reimbursement Contracting, and Competitive Negotiation—now in its third edition.
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- His recent title, Earned Value Management, is an essential addition to any professional’s library.
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