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Proposal Build Projects

Perform major-subcontract Cost Analysis. Create work papers for the Cost Analysis of a client’s subcontract. Research supporting documentation of air fare and vehicle rentals to compare with subcontract cost data. Provide Cost Analysis Report to client. Walk prime contractor through required elements of the (subcontract) negotiation memo.

Support each step of a manufacturer’s cost proposal. Explain (FAR 15.404-4) considerations for acceptable profit and how risk impacts it. Draft the Cost Narrative for the Technical Data Package proposal.

Guide client on NIST self-assessment, required for a proposal. Briefly explain to client how to do the self-assessment. List documents needed and define specific terms. Give feedback on client’s proposal introduction.

Review methodology of ICE Model calculations for an Indirect Cost Proposal incorporating post-PPP (forgiven loan) reductions. Provide specific recommendations for additions and changes. Draft cover letter to Contracting Officer requesting confirmation of satisfied non-compliance. Discuss client concerns about consequences of overbilling shown by the ICE Model, Executive Compensation requirement, and signature on the Certification.

Assist with reply to DCAA on questions about an ICE submission. Assist client with billing rates, already approved by another agency, and related submissions to DCAA.

Recommend changes to pre-award submissions (questionnaire, appendices, etc.) supporting the budget or cost proposal. Draft a replacement appendix for travel and explain challenges. Suggest ways to better support Source Justification and Price Justification of purchases.

Review and recommend revisions to client’s initial submissions of Incurred Cost Electronic (ICE) actual incurred indirect rates plus proposed (future) provisional indirect rates. Draft a request to DCAA for successfully postponed submission due dates. In ICE models, trace tab H amounts to financial reports and discuss potential audit-concerns with client. For the provisional rates proposal, draft easy “fill in,” formula-driven spreadsheets plus several pages of narrative adequately addressing each topic requested by DCAA. Assist client with explanations for (future) increases and decreases in specific accounts.

Explain and illustrate how individual-proposal Small Business Plans relate to one company-wide Plan.

Lead multiple cost proposal efforts for a small business. Create a Level of Effort Summary by Task and a Summary slide per the solicitation template. Carefully re-read solicitation proposal-requirements and verify compliance. Correct indirect expense spreadsheets. Update formulas; verify labor rates; and direct attention to gray-fill cells that control whole-workbook updates. Participate in a virtual meeting about limited historical data and options with a low risk of client-customer findings. Using a methodology aimed toward differing contract-types and NTE-amounts by CLIN, restructure the General and Administrative pool and base. Recalculate workbook and draft a narrative validating indirect rates. Format workbook pages per the solicitation.

For a different cost proposal from the same client – research, calculate and adequately support (travel and other) proposed costs. Review calculations after client input and explain recommended specific revisions. Provide comments for possible, negative client-customer responses – with recommended, understandable, supporting explanations. Discuss with the client, intellectual property T’s & C’s, different contract-types, and small business exemptions (e.g., FAR Part 30). During a multiple-attendee, virtual meeting, discuss proprietary markings on I.P. documents.

Develop indirect rates and fully-loaded, labor “wrap” rates for each labor category. Include one-cell changeable profit percentage for use in future “Labor Hour” and “Time and Material” bids.

Support (competitive pricing, per diem, etc.) for proposed Travel. Determine other support required for Direct Material and reverse-calculate Fringe rate and G&A rate. Advise client about subcontractor fee, G&A versus COGS, plus adequacy of pricing support. Work on proposed Labor support and calculations. Based on Government’s RFP cover letter, add comments using Word “Review” tool. Discuss major-subcontract negotiation memo, payments for milestones, and security clearances. Work on supportable calculations for Fringes and G&A. Draft support for profit per FAR factors. Define a Letter Contract, for expediency of award and explain Government use of Certification of Cost or Pricing Data. Peruse each clause (terms and conditions) from FAR and DFARS anticipated to be in the awarded contract. Highlight each requirement of special note. Discuss Government Evaluator’s letter about IR&D and draft response to Evaluator’s letter.