TIRNO-92-C-00014 Incurred Costs Audit Fiscal Year 1999
Reference Number: 2001-1C-115
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August 1, 2001
MEMORANDUM FOR DAVID A. GRANT
DIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
FROM: Pamela J. Gardiner /s/ Pamela J. Gardiner
Deputy Inspector General for Audit
SUBJECT: Incurred Costs Audit - Fiscal Year 1999
The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audited the contractor’s Systems and Information Technology Group (S&ITG) Integration Segment’s July 1, 2000, certified final indirect cost rate proposal and related books and records for reimbursement of Fiscal Year (FY) 1999 incurred costs. The purpose of the audit was to determine allowability of direct costs and indirect cost rates for January 2, 1999, through December 31, 1999. The proposed rates apply primarily to flexibility-priced contracts.
The DCAA considered the contractor’s FY 1999 S&ITG accounting system adequate for the accumulation, reporting, and billing of costs under government contracts/ subcontracts. However, the DCAA qualified its opinion because it is awaiting results of an assist audit. In addition, the DCAA noted that the contractor’s indirect rates were not acceptable as proposed. In summary, the DCAA made a General and Administrative (G&A) base adjustment of $12,225,756 for exclusion of the Non-Contract Support Authorization costs from the G&A Value Added Base.
The DCAA recommended that negotiations not be completed until it has had an opportunity to review and comment on the costs questioned in this report due to lack of supporting documentation and all other data provided by the contractor in support of its claim subsequent to issuance of this report.
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