DFARS Proposed Checklist Rule Becoming Final

Once upon a time there was a proposed rule (back in late 2011) with comments through January 2012.  The rule dealt with adding a proposal adequacy checklist to the DFARS Proposal Adequacy Checklistnever-ending stream of required documents for DOD contract compliance.  Many people looked and commented and after over a year of consideration, the rule is becoming final – effective immediately (publication is March 28, 2013).

Basically, the rule will amend the DFARS to add a checklist for contractors to complete in RFPs requiring certified cost or pricing data, if the contracting officer chooses to use the provision.  The checklist is straightforward and I created a PDF if anyone wants one.    In the end, the list went from originally being 47 items to 36.  Congrats to all those who left comments.


About Marty Herbert

With 13 years of government contract administration, analysis, finance, and audit experience, I have established a firm baseline in ethics and a specialization in government contracts that has prepared me to become a subject matter expert in my field. I am currently working on enhancing government contracts management and compliance through workflow tools and product offerings - attempting to make the process proactive as opposed to reactive.
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