Five Areas Government Contractors Need to Ensure Their Services are Efficient and Profitable

October 3, 2016

5 things you must do after winning a contract

Source: Washington Technology, Christine Williamson, September 12, 2016

The recent limitation imposed on the Defense Contract Audit Agency to perform audits means private sector accounting firms now have the opportunity to work more closely with federal agencies to help assess proposals, indirect rates, and business systems of qualifying government contractors.

This change has elevated the need for accountants specializing in government contracting who fully understand the criteria federal agencies use to select and retain contractors.

Compliance and efficiency are paramount to not only achieving the government’s goals, but also for contractors to maximize their own opportunities afforded by a federal contract.  With that in mind, we’ve identified the top five areas government contractors need to shore up to ensure their services are efficient and profitable.

1. Policies and Procedures

The first step in making sure your business is set up to successfully maintain a government contract is through compliance. Working for the government is a privilege. The government not only expects to see excellent work as a return on dollars spent, but also expects a fair and reasonable price. Government contractors are held to a higher standard because of the complexity of the compliance needed to ensure taxpayer dollars are being used appropriately.  READ MORE….

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