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Business women going over proposing labor contract

Proposing Labor

Which Structure? Which structure is used for proposing Direct Labor depends on the contract type. The Request for Proposal (RFP) should specify the contract type ...
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3 business people proposing travel on laptop

Proposing Travel

When, Where, and How Many? When proposing costs of travel, first, for each trip, project a best estimate for all of the following: The city ...
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Two women going over their GovCon direct purchases and proposed cost

Proposing Purchases

Cost Element Let’s start by defining the cost element for which purchases will be proposed. Direct Material encompass two kinds of purchases, those items that ...
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Small Business Indirect Rates

Small Business Indirect Rates

Indirect Rates What are “indirects”? Cost of Goods and Services Sold are direct cost elements. These include: Direct Labor Direct Material Other Direct Costs Direct Travel ...
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Overhead versus G&A versus ICR versus Other Indirect Expenses

Overhead Versus G&A Versus ICR Versus Other Indirect Expenses

Your company may structure indirect pools, bases, and rates in any way it wishes. Every company is unique. Executive management of your company knows the ...
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Estimating System

Estimating System

Cost proposals incorporate indirect rates, such as G&A and Overhead, projected for the anticipated period of performance. Comparatively-low U.S. Government funds do not warrant forward ...
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