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GAO Lets Stand an Agency’s OCI Waivers in Face of a Multi-Prong Challenge

Posted in Legal Developments, Organizational Conflict of Interest
In the face of an actual or potential organizational conflict of interest (OCI), the potential solutions are often limited. There are several options for contractors and the government that are broadly categorized as mitigation, avoidance, neutralization, limitations on future contracting, and exclusion. Although used sparingly, the FAR also provides that the government can “waive” actual… Continue Reading

Government Claims on Incurred Cost Submissions

Posted in Claims, Cost/Cost Accounting
Contractors that use a fiscal year ending 12/31 submit their annual cost submissions in June of the following year.  For 2010 incurred cost submissions (ICS) submitted in June 2011, many contractors may receive affirmative claims from the Government seeking to disallow some or all of those incurred costs, because the Government has a 6-year statute… Continue Reading