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.

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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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