Report on Audit of Civil Groupís Proposed Indirect Expense and Cost of Money Rates for Forward Pricing and Provisional Billing Rates
Reference Number:† 2002-1C-012
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October 29, 2001
MEMORANDUM FOR DAVID A. GRANT
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT
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FROM:†††† Pamela J. Gardiner
†††††††††††††††† Deputy Inspector General for Audit
SUBJECT:†††† Report on Audit of Civil Groupís Proposed Indirect Expense and Cost of Money Rates for Forward Pricing Provisional Billing Rates (Audit # 200210002.003)
The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audited the contractorís Civil Group Proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2001 Forward Pricing Rates and FY 2001/2002 Provisional Billing Rates, Indirect Expense Rates, and Cost of Money Rates dated June 14, 2000 and adjusted to actual FY 2001 rates dated April 9, 2001.† The purpose of this examination was to determine whether the proposed indirect rates are reasonable; in compliance with government regulations and Cost Accounting Standards; and therefore, acceptable as a basis to negotiate fair and reasonable Indirect Expense rates and Cost of Money rates.† The FY 2001 Forward Pricing Rates and the FY 2001/2002 Provisional Billing Rates apply to the Civil Division only.
The DCAA considered the contractorís estimating system adequate to ensure that the proposed rates are based on accurate, complete, and current cost or pricing data.† However, the DCAA questioned some of the contractorís overhead rates.† In addition, the contractor has included the indirect costs (associated with the direct labor for the consulting group) in the overhead pools of the receiving segments.† See page 5 of the DCAA report for additional information.
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The contractor information contained in this report is proprietary information.† The restrictions of 18 USC 1905 must be followed in releasing any information to the public.
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