On April 30th, Howard County government contractors and service providers attended GovConnects’ Monthly Business Breakfast Series: “The Current Landscape at Fort Meade for Small Business” at UMUC in Elkridge, Md. for a morning that combined important information with valuable networking opportunities.
Aronson LLC partner Mike Muscatello introduced the first keynote speaker, Colonel Rothstein, Garrison Commander at Ft. Meade. The Colonel spoke about the Ft. Meade community and the importance of the partnership with local businesses. He talked to attendees about the ways in which corporate innovation is playing an important role at “Team Meade,” the third largest military installation in the country. Continue reading »
Employee Incentive Compensation: Powerful but Underutilized Tools for Navigating the Challenging Times Ahead: May 15, 8:00 – 10:00 am
Attracting and retaining key employees is a challenge every business faces, and government contractors know that a valuable contract can hinge on making the right staffing choices. Savvy government contractors also recognize the necessity to maximize human capital within the constraints of sequestration, continuing resolution and lowest price technically acceptable contracts. You’re invited to this breakfast workshop to learn about powerful employee incentive compensation strategies that can provide significant competitive advantages for your business. Continue reading »
May 17, 2013 – 7:30am – 3:00pm, at The Universities At Shady Grove, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
The 2013 Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce GovConNet Procurement Conference attracts businesses ready to do business with federal, state & local governments, prime contractors and each other. Secure six months worth of business in one day!
The conference BREAKOUT SESSIONS provide businesses with access to experts and information about procurement opportunities and best business practices.
UPDATE 4/24/13: GSA has announced that all spots for the OASIS Industry Day sessions are now full. As a continued testament to the significant amount of interest in this procurement, all spaces for the OASIS and OASIS SB sessions were filled in approximately five days. The OASIS Program Office will be posting a recording of the event for those who were unable to participate. FedPoint will post a link to any live streaming or video access as soon as it is made available.
The highly-anticipated draft solicitations for OASIS and OASIS SB, new government-wide IDIQ contracts for complex integrated professional services, were finally released on March 28th via FedBizOpps. Knowing that prospective bidders would likely have many questions after pouring through the 100+ pages of information, the OASIS Program Office is hosting or attending a number of events over the next month as part of its continued outreach to industry. First and foremost, there will be an OASIS Industry Day Continue reading »
Wednesday, April 24, 7:00am – 10:00am at the Tower Club, Tysons Corner 8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Vienna, VA 22182
In this time of austerity and economic uncertainty, joint ventures have become an effective tool that federal contractors are using to leverage more resources, greater capacity, increased technical expertise and access to established markets and distribution channels.
This panel will discuss: Continue reading »
The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare or Health Care Reform, has created many questions for employers throughout the government contracting industry.
Join Aronson LLC and Independent Benefit Services on April 30th, 2013 for an informative presentation on the various provisions of healthcare reform that will have a profound impact on how healthcare is delivered and funded in the United States. Our experts will cover the major changes for 2013 and 2014, including new W2 reporting requirements, the Summary of Benefits and Coverage, The Employer Mandate, The Individual Mandate, and The Exchange.
Thinking about terminating your group health plan and paying penalties to save money over offering coverage? Not so fast… we’ll share reasons why you may want to stay in the game! Continue reading »
Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Hilton Crystal City, Arlington
Following extensive research with industry stakeholders and outside advisors, American Conference Institute has, once again, assembled a sophisticated program and multi-dimensional speaker faculty, who will discuss the most complex, pressing cost or pricing compliance issues affecting your business. Each year, industry and private practice professionals attend this event to hear the latest, cutting edge strategies for meeting heightened DCAA and DCMA compliance expectations. Continue reading »
Live Webinar | Thursday, April 04, 2013 | 1PM Eastern
DCAA has made it clear to Congress that one of their top priorities will be addressing the extensive backlog of Incurred Cost Submissions. This news further emphasizes how important it is for government contractors to be aware of DCAA requirements.
Are you aware that DCAA has a newly updated submission? Do you know if you have a requirement to file an Incurred Cost Submission? Do you understand the DCAA Adequacy Checklist? If you answered “no” to any of these questions, this webinar will guide you through deciding if an Incurred Cost Submission is required, what is involved to prepare an adequate Incurred Cost Submission, and how best to prepare for an uncomplicated audit.
Learning Objectives Continue reading »
As a follow-up to the L2 Federal Resources webinar on “Attributes of an Adequate Accounting System,” Aronson LLC government contracting specialists Nicole Mitchell and Brian Bender have prepared answers to several attendee questions:
Is my contract covered by the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and how do I determine the level of CAS coverage (e.g., Full, Modified, Not CAS Covered)?
Click here to download a flowchart that illustrates the method for determining CAS coverage and whether or not your company should be submitting a Disclosure Statement.
Does my company have a robust set of policies and procedures?
At a minimum, your business should have the following written policies and procedures (P&P) in place prior to DCAA review/audit: Continue reading »
Federal Publications Seminars – Cost Reimbursement Contracting: March 5, 2013
An important difference between contracting with the government and private contracting is the federal government’s widespread use of cost-reimbursement contracting vehicles. Cost-reimbursement contracts allow the parties to undertake projects that involve a substantial amount of technical and financial uncertainty and accord them greater flexibility during performance of the work than is possible under a fixed-price type contract. Continue reading »
What We Are Writing
- A Marriage of Inconvenience: GSA Schedule Contracts & The Contractor Code of Business Ethics & Conduct Clause
- Emerging Small Businesses: To Grow Your Business, You Must Plan For Growth
- Government Contracting: Look Before You Leap!
- GSA Schedules – Strategies for Success
- New Employee vs. Independent Contractor Considerations
- Pay on Display – Understanding the Executive Compensation and Subcontractor Data Reporting Requirements & Ramifications
- The GSA Schedule: Your Ticket to the Federal Market (May 2010)
- The New FAR Codes of Conduct and Compliance Program Provisions
- The Seven Deadly Sins (of contract compliance)