A business does not have to produce aircraft carriers to work with the federal government. Firms specializing in information technology, systems engineering, and testing and evaluation are good examples of businesses that are involved in federal contracting (without making aircraft carriers). Government contractors must follow complex rules and regulations to comply with awarded federal contracts, so getting started on the right track is critical.
Getting Started: Information for Government Contractors
The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) Contract Audit Manual is a great resource. It includes the following information:
- What contractors should expect when doing business with the U.S. Government,
- Outline of frequent requirements contractors encounter when working with DCAA auditors, and
- Useful illustrative examples and links to checklists including (but not limited to):
- Adequacy of a Contractor’s Pricing Proposal Checklist
- Pre-award Survey of Prospective Contractor Accounting System Checklist
- Incurred Cost Electronically (ICE) Model
- Guide for Determining Adequacy of Contractor Incurred Cost Proposal
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