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Who should attend:

Finance, Accounting, Contracts Personnel, Acquisition Specialist with 5 or more years of experience in Cost and Price Analysis. Those who have taken the Cost & Price Analysis class at least 6 months prior.

What you will learn:

With the ever increasing pressure on federal government budgets, the emphasis on ensuring that prices paid for goods and services are “fair and reasonable” are at an all-time high. “Buyers” (both Government Contracting Officers as well as Prime Contractors) are under intense scrutiny to demonstrate that analytical techniques (Cost Analysis and Price Analysis) prescribed in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) for determining “fairness and reasonableness” are being performed appropriately and adequately.

FAR describes “cost analysis” as: ” . . . the review and evaluation of any separate cost elements and profit or fee in an offeror’s or contractor’s proposal, as needed to determine a fair and reasonable price or to determine cost realism, and the application of judgment to determine how well the proposed costs represent what the cost of the contract should be, assuming reasonable economy and efficiency.”

Cost Analysis techniques and procedures include the following:

    • The classification of workers

    • Verification of cost data or pricing data and evaluation of cost elements

    • Evaluating the effect of the offeror’s current practices on future costs

    • Comparison of costs proposed for individual cost elements with various sources

    • Verification that the offeror’s cost submissions are in accordance with the contract cost principles and procedures in Part 31 and, when applicable, the requirements and procedures in 48 CFR Chapter 99 (Appendix to the FAR looseleaf edition), Cost Accounting Standards.

    • Review to determine whether any cost data or pricing data, necessary to make the offeror’s proposal suitable for negotiation, have not been either submitted or identified in writing by the offeror.

    • Analysis of the results of any make-or-buy program reviews, in evaluating subcontract costs.

Advanced Cost Analysis focuses on these specific techniques and describes and demonstrates in detail the procedures required to accomplish these. Participants will learn not only the “why’s” but the “how to’s”.

The course objective, simply stated, is to have participants obtain a working level understanding of Cost Analysis through a thorough review and analysis of the regulations and illustrated through a variety of real world examples, scenarios and case studies.

Materials include:

    • Course Manual

    • Handouts & Slides

Dates and Locations
May 11-12, 2017
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
San Diego, CA, California
$1325
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July 19-20, 2017
The Westin Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island, SC
$1325
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August 24-25, 2017
Waterview Conference Center at CEB
Arlington, VA
$1275
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DAILY SCHEDULE
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule for La Jolla, CA and Hilton Head, SC Weeklong Conferences
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule for All Other Locations
AGENDA

Cost Analysis – When is it required?

Certified Cost or Pricing Data Requirements

Requirements for Adequate Proposals – FAR Table 15-2
  • Cost Analysis Techniques –General
  • Reasonableness and Necessity of Costs Proposed
  • Cost Estimating Relationships
  • Projections and Comparisons
  • Make-Buy Programs
  • Currency, Accuracy, and Completeness of Data
Cost Analysis Techniques – Direct Cost Element Review
  • Direct Material – Analysis of the CBOM – Quantities and Pricing
  • Subcontracts – Review of Price or Cost Analysis performed
  • Direct Labor – Analysis of Labor Hour Estimates and Pricing
  • Other Direct Costs – Review of Travel Cost Estimates and Other Costs
  • Cost of Money
Cost Analysis Techniques – Indirect Costs Review
  • Indirect Cost Allocation Systems
  • Trend Analysis
  • Reasonableness
  • Allowability
Cost Analysis Techniques – Profit
  • Structured Approaches to Profit
  • Contingencies
Cost Analysis – Reporting Best Practices

Robert Craig
Robert Craig is RAS Managing Director at BDO.  Robert has more than 25 years of experience providing compliance solutions on a wide range of matters related to Federal government contracts management and compliance involving the Federal Acquisition Regulations and Cost Accounting Standards. 

He has supported Government Contractors with multiple items, including: litigation and claims; cost accounting matters; strategic rate restructuring; contract compliance; and, strategic planning and proposal development. 

Bob has provided these services to a wide range of industries including aerospace and defense, manufacturing, professional services, and the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors. 

Michael E. Steen

Michael E. Steen is a Director with Redstone Government Consulting, Inc. and a specialist in complex compliance issues to include major contractor cost accounting & business system regulations, financial compliance, resolution of DCAA audit issues, Cost Accounting Standards application, litigation support, and claims preparation. Prior to joining Redstone Government Consulting, Mike served in a number of capacities with DCAA for over thirty years, and upon his retirement, he was one of the top seven senior executives with DCAA. Mike Served as a Regional Director for two DCAA regions, and during that time was responsible for audits of approximately $25B and 800 employees. 

Mike was also involved in conducting or managing a variety of compliance audits, to include cost proposals, internal controls and related systems, Cost Accounting Standards, claims, defective pricing, and special programs. He was also actively involved in contract disputes and litigation, and has prepared and presented various lectures and seminars to DCAA staff and business community leaders. Mike also served as a member of the Executive Steering Committee for DCAA during his tenure as a Regional Director.


Mike has a BS Degree in Business Administration from Wichita State University. He is also a graduate of the DCAA Director's Fellowship Program in Management, and has a Masters Degree in Administration from Central Michigan University. Mr. Steen also completed a number of OPM’s management and executive development courses.



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Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
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San Diego, CA, California 92122
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Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
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Federal Publications' room block rate is $233/night plus taxes, plus a discounted resort fee of $8 (not reflected until checkout). Reservations must be made by Monday, June 16 and are subject to availability.  For guest room reservations, click here 

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These rooms are limited to ONE ATTENDEE PER QUALIFYING COMPANY, and you will be required to present a valid government ID upon check-in to confirm use of government rate.

Waterview Conference Center at CEB
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Hyatt Arlington (0.2 mi SW)
1325 Wilson Blvd, Rosslyn, VA
703-525-1234

Le Meridien Arlington (156 ft. SE)
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703-351-9170 

Holiday Inn (0.1 mi W)
1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA
703-807-2000

Marriott Key Bridge (0.2 mi NW)
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