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CPSR Requirements and DFARS 252.244.7001(a) – CPSR part 4

Jul 9, 2019
CPSR Requirements and DFARS 252.244.7001(a)
The Business Systems Rule sets forth 24 system criteria that must be present in all contractor purchasing systems for a purchasing system to be “acceptable.” The criteria are outlined in DFAR 252.244-7001(a). In this blog, we will review these CPSR requirements. Below, the DFARS criteria are grouped into summary activities with the applicable criterion.

DCAA Compliance Trends – DCAA 2018 Report to Congress

Jul 2, 2019
DCAA Compliance Trends – DCAA 2018 Report to Congress
Each year, DCAA sends a report to Congress discussing the previous year. The 2018 report is ready and full of interesting information about expected DCAA compliance trends. In our blog, we take a closer look.

The Benefits of Digital Transformation for Government Contractors

Jul 2, 2019
The Benefits of Digital Transformation for Government Contractors
Digital transformation appears to some as a just a buzzword. However, it's fast becoming an essential business priority for the C-suite in all sizes of government contractors in the drive for sustainable competitive advantage. Unanet customers have experienced significant digital transformation. Hear from them in our blog.

CPSR Policies and Procedures – CPSR Part 3

Jun 28, 2019
CPSR Policies and Procedures
CPSR policies and procedures make all the difference! Having and adhering to policies and procedures is the largest part of this review. So, making sure your documentation is in order, up-to-date, followed, and monitored is critical. Read our blog for tips for developing CPSR policies and procedures.

Why is a CPSR Performed? - CPSR Part 2

Jun 18, 2019
Why is a CPSR Performed?
Why is a CPSR performed? The objective of a contractor purchasing system review (CPSR) is to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness with which the contractor spends government funds and complies with government policy when subcontracting. Learn more in our blog!

What is a DCMA Compliant Purchasing System and Why Should I Have One? – CPSR part 1

Jun 14, 2019
What is a DCMA Compliant Purchasing System and Why Should I Have One?
What is a DCMA Compliant Purchasing System? A DCMA compliant purchasing system is one designed to ensure that purchases are made at fair and reasonable prices and in compliance with the applicable contract terms, regulations and public laws. A purchasing system is an amalgamation of people, processes, and tools that must work together to achieve the goal of spending taxpayer dollars wisely.

What to Look for in a Billing and Invoicing Tool

Jun 6, 2019
What to Look for in a Billing and Invoicing Tool
As a professional services company, it is critical to be able to automate and shorten the bid-to-bill lifecycle. Professional services organizations need revenue recognition and billing to be completely in lock step. Choosing a billing and invoicing software can help you maintain accuracy and efficiency.

Getting Ready for a DCAA Audit

May 22, 2019
Getting Ready for a DCAA Audit
Let’s quickly level-set on the mission of the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). Their primary function is to perform contract and financial audits for agencies that are responsible for acquisition and contract administration for the US Government. DCAA audits ONLY government contractors. In this blog, we explore what you need to know in order to prepare for an audit.

Project Planning: Estimate, Budget, and Forecast

May 10, 2019
Project Planning: Estimate, Budget, and Forecast
The project planning process starts with a proposal estimate. Taking the time and effort to make a great proposal plan is a sure way to give the executing team the best shot for project success. The proposal estimate will have scope, schedule, and a cost. Understanding the scope is the first step.

The Characteristics of an Adequate Project Budget

May 1, 2019
The Characteristics of an Adequate Project Budget
Establishing a comprehensive and realistic project budget is rarely a simple task. After all, how do you accurately predict and outline all the moving parts that are required for project success—such as resources, billable hours, and additional expenses—and allot enough money for each of these? In this blog, we discuss the characteristics that your project budget must have.