Cost Estimating and Pricing

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Cost Estimating and Pricing Strategy and Development


There is no single activity that is more important to Government Contractors than pricing. Your cost proposal is a reflection of you as a company, and many times provides your customer's first impression of the kind of product and service you will provide. The dollars you have set aside for your bid and proposal efforts is a finite resource, and every dollar spent should maximize your chances of winning.

We have completed hundreds of cost proposals during our careers. We provide the guidance to help you avoid the compliance pitfalls as well as can help you with pricing strategies or actual proposal preparation. More importantly we are armed with the cost accounting and budgeting experience to help you modify your cost structure if needed to give you a competitive advantage. Our experienced guidance may mean the difference between winning and losing.

We are here to assist you in this most important of tasks. Whether you need a complete cost proposal prepared, someone with a different perspective to review your proposal strategy or training, our professionals are available to provide you the quality, responsive service you deserve.
  • Cost and pricing analysis, and proposal preparation
  • Direct versus indirect recovery of cost
  • Creating and optimizing direct and indirect rate structures
  • GSA schedule preparation assistance
  • Provisional rate projections and requests
  • Development of budget models and cash flow analysis
  • Pre-award surveys
  • Financial capability reviews

Indirect Rate Strategy and Development


Our cost accounting professionals can help you with budgeting and indirect rate development. They have seen the cost structures of many different Government Contractors during their careers. Whether your company is a startup or a veteran contractor, look to us for expert guidance and service There are other accountants and CPAs that can design your cost structure and build your indirect rates, but not everyone does so with the care and understanding of the role your indirect rates play in pricing and winning contracts. Our professionals also have the knowledge and experience to manage the delicate balance between compliance and gaining a competitive advantage.

GSA Proposal, Contract, and Audit Support


GSA Schedules offer a simplified contracting alternative; however, obtaining and administering a GSA Schedule Contract has unique and often misunderstood risks. In order to successfully obtain and manage your schedule contract, you must prepare solid proposals and establish administrative procedures to minimize compliance risk and maximize profitability. Our consultants offer a full range of consulting services to prospective and current GSA contractors including:
  • Proposal preparation
  • Contract negotiations
  • Contract administration and compliance
  • Option period and modification disclosures
  • Pre and post award audit support

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