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Government Contractor Consulting Services

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 and finance professionals, and operational and compliance advisors. Our consultants are dedicated to mitigating government contract compliance risk and maximizing contract profitability, so you can focus on growing your business.

Federal contractors face increasing 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 are a large commercial company looking to expand into federal government contracting, a small growing business, or an 8(a), SDVOB, VOSB, SDB, WOSB, HUBZone, Cherry Bekaert can help you make the most of emerging opportunities while minimizing any FAR, DFARS, DCAA and other government contract compliance issues. We can assist with your regulatory issues with agencies such as DOD, DHS, GSA, HHS, SBA, NASA, NIH, DOE and USAID.

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

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

Regulatory Compliance

  • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Compliance
  • Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) Compliance
  • Audit Support (DCAA, DCMA, GAO, GSA, HHS, DOL, IG)
  • Agency Supplements Compliance (DFARS, other agency supplements)
  • Business Systems Compliance, including assessments, development, mock audits/reviews, corrective actions and support during government audits.
    • Accounting System and SF1408
    • Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
    • Estimating System
    • Government Property System
    • Material Management System (MMAS)
    • Contract Purchasing System Review (CPSR)
  • Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) Administration and Compliance
  • CASB Disclosure Statement Preparation, Adequacy and Compliance Reviews
  • Cost Accounting Practice Changes, Cost Impacts and General Dollar Magnitude (GDM)
  • Provisional Billing Rate (PBR) Proposals
  • Forward Pricing Rate Proposals (FPRP), Forward Pricing Rate Recommendations (FPRR), and Forward Pricing Rate Agreements (FPRA)
  • Indirect Rate Structure and Strategies
  • Incurred Cost Submission Preparation (ICS)
  • Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA)
  • Service Contract Act (SCA) and Davis-Bacon Act (DBA)
  • Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)
  • Carbon Reporting
  • Risk Assessments
  • Training

Contract Life Cycle Support

  • Government Contract Consulting
  • Compliance with Required Standards
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Contract / Grant Accounting Compliance
  • Contract Closeouts
  • Contract Management
  • Contract Execution
  • Equitable Adjustments and Claims
  • Contract Representations and Certifications (Reps & Certs)
  • Flow-Down Clauses
  • Program / Project Control
  • Proposal Preparation Assistance
    • Cost and Pricing Proposals in Response to RFP
    • Pricing Support
    • Cost Volume
    • Basis of Estimate
    • SBIR/STTR Proposals
  • Subcontract Negotiation Support
  • Third-party Sealed Bid Review and Submission (Prime/Sub relationships)
  • Reseller Negotiation Support
  • Litigation Support
  • Nondisclosure Agreements (NDAs)
  • Process Workflow Optimization
  • Small Business (“SBA”) Set Aside Programs and Compliance (8a Program, Hubzone, SDVOB, Woman-Owned)
  • Teaming Agreements
  • Training

Technology Consulting

  • Delivery Platforms: Deltek, Unanet, QuickBooks, Sage Intacct
  • System Selection
  • System Implementation
  • System/Process Assessments
  • System Optimization
  • System Training
  • Managed IT Security Services
  • IT Due Diligence

Operational Advisory Services

  • Finance Department Diagnostic/Assessment
  • Policies and Procedures
  • CFO/Business Advisory/Technical Accounting
  • Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Program/Project Control Services
  • Proposal Pricing and Cost Strategies
  • Operations Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Strategic Planning
  • Top-Line/Bottom-Line Growth
  • Cost Optimization
  • Resource Maximization
  • Internal Audit Support

Outsourced Accounting Services

  • Month-End Close
  • General Ledger Management and Reconciliation
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Financial Reporting
  • Government Contractor Billing/Payment Systems (WAWF, IPP)
  • AP/AR and Payroll Processing
  • Forecasting and Budgeting
  • CFO & Controller Services
  • Project Reporting
  • Contract Backlog Tracking and Reporting

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 and Tax Issues
  • ERISA Plans
  • Executive Compensation Issues
  • Service Contract Act (SCA) and Davis-Bacon Act (DBA)
  • Wage & Compensation Assistance

Organizational Compliance

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

Recruiting & Staffing Services

  • Permanent, Temporary, Senior Project Professionals
  • Accounting, Finance, HR, IT

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Accounting Services

Our Outsourced Accounting Services provide clients with an experienced team at a fraction of the...

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Deltek

As a Deltek Partner, Cherry Bekaert provides implementation, training, and support services for Deltek Costpoint...

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Unanet

As a Unanet Partner, Cherry Bekaert provides implementation, training, and support services for Unanet...

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SBA 8(a) Business Development Program Consulting Services

Our SBA consulting services guide your business from application help & certification assistance, to your...

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SBA 8(a) Business Development Program: Developmental Stage Services

From the initial important decisions companies make in becoming an 8(a), to proposal pricing assistance...

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SBA 8(a) Business Development Program: Transitional Stage Services

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SBA 8(a) Business Development Program: Graduation Assistance

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Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

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