Pricing

Pricing Matters – SBIR Costs

By Ronald Marta, University of Houston PTAC, retired SBIR Projects Remain a Viable Option for Many Small Businesses Despite decreases in their budgets over the last few years, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs continue to occupy a significant … Continued

Pricing Matters – Accounting Policies and Procedures

By Ronald Marta, University of Houston PTAC “What are accounting policies and procedures?” Written accounting policies and procedures can facilitate significantly the accounting system audit. This article will offer guidance with respect to establishing and documenting accounting policies and procedures. … Continued

Pricing Matters – Unallowable Costs

By Ronald Marta, University of Houston PTAC The ears of PTAC clients seem to perk up when they hear the term unallowable costs. In this article we will try to answer the following questions: What are unallowable costs? Why are … Continued

Pricing Matters – Pricing for GSA Schedule Proposals

By Ronald Marta, University of Houston PTAC General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule Contracts are the most widely used government contract vehicles. Currently, there are some 18,000 GSA Schedule contracts. Over 11 million commercial products and services are available through GSA … Continued

Pricing Matters – Percentage of Profit?

By Ronald Marta, University of Houston PTAC What profit percentage should I use for my bids for government contracts? It is well to begin by recalling the government’s position on profit. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 15.404-4 states: “It is in … Continued