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Government Contractor Consulting Services

January 12, 2022
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Guiding Federal Contractors through Complex Regulatory Compliance and Profitable Growth

As a government contractor, your company faces expanding complexities and oversight in winning and performing on federal contracts. As you seek to optimize financial performance and profitable growth, it’s critical to have a reliable and consultative advisor who understands your industry, provides customized solutions, and helps guide you forward.

Cherry Bekaert’s team of seasoned and experienced Government Contracting consultants is comprised of former contractor CFOs/controllers, Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) auditors and contracting officers, contract managers, government procurement executives and operational and compliance advisors. Our consultants focus on helping you minimize government contract compliance risk and maximizing contract profitability, so you can focus on managing your client relationships and growth.

Federal contractors face growing compliance regulations and audit requirements, from Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) to labor and employment rules, to an increased emphasis on Business Systems and cybersecurity. Whether you’re a large commercial company that is looking to expand into Federal government contracting work or a small business, including minority, aspiring, current and graduate 8(a), SDVOB, VOSB, SDB, WOSB, HUBZone, Cherry Bekaert can help you make the most of emerging opportunities while minimizing any FAR, DFAR and DCAA or other government contract compliance issues. We can assist with your regulatory issues with agencies such as DoD, DHS, GSA, HHS, SBA, USAID and the IRS.

How Can Federal Contractors Successfully Navigate the Procurement and Contract Performance Process?

Cherry Bekaert’s Government Contracting consultants are ready to help you through the federal contract bid, contract management and close out process. Our government contractor clients benefit from a wide range of customized solutions in the following areas.

Regulatory Compliance & Business Process

  • Audit Support (DCAA, DCMA, GAO, GSA, HHS, DOL, IG)
  • Business Systems Compliance, including Assessments, Development, Mock Audits/Reviews, Corrective Actions and Support during Government Audits.
    • Accounting System and SF-1408
    • Earned Value Management System (“EVMS”)
    • Estimating System
    • Government Property System
    • Material Management System (“MMAS”)
    • Purchasing System (Contract Purchasing System Reviews (CPSR)
  • Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) Administration & Compliance
  • CASB Disclosure Statement Preparation, Adequacy & Compliance Reviews
  • Cost Accounting Practice Changes, Cost Impacts and General Dollar Magnitude (GDM)
  • Contract/Grant Accounting & Compliance
  • Indirect Rate Structure & Strategies
  • Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (“CMMC”)
  • FAR/CAS/OMB Compliance
  • Incurred Cost Submission Preparation
  • Risk Assessments
  • Developing & Delivering Training

Expertise with FAR & Other Government Regulations

  • Agency Supplements Compliance (DFAR, other agency supplements)
  • Audit Support (DCAA, DCMA, GAO, GSA, HHS, DOL, IG)
  • Cost Accounting Standards
  • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Compliance
  • OMB Compliance (A-21, A-122, A-87, A-110, A-133)

Contract Profitability

  • Equitable Adjustments & Claims
  • Indirect Rate Structure
  • Litigation Support
  • Proposal Pricing & Cost Strategies
  • Training

Contract Life Cycle Support

  • Contract Closeouts
  • Contract Processing & Compliance
  • Government Contract Consulting
  • Grant Closeouts
  • Proposal Preparation Assistance
    •  Cost & Pricing Proposals in Response to RFP
    • Cost Impact Studies
    • Forward Pricing Rate Proposals including Forward Pricing Rate Recommendations (FPRR) & Forward Pricing Rate Agreements (FPRA)
    • Provisional Billing Rate (PBR) Proposals
    • SBIR Proposals
    • Small Business (“SBA”) Set Aside Programs & Compliance

Compensation & Benefit Solutions

  • Benefit Plan Evaluation & Design
  • Department of Labor Audit Assistance
  • Due Diligence/Golden Parachutes
  • DCMA Contractor Insurance Pension Review (CIPR) support
  • Equity-based Compensation & Tax Issues
  • ERISA Plans
  • Executive Compensation Issues
  • SCA/Davis-Bacon/Walsh-Healy/FLSA Compliance
  • Tax/Payroll/Reporting/Disclosure
  • Training
  • Wage & Compensation Assistance

Organizational Compliance

  • Change of Name Agreements
  • Contract Novations
  • External Restructuring & Proposals
  • Contract and Business Acquisitions

Assurance

Tax Solutions

Transaction Advisory