Guidance and Support for Government Contractors

By: s.m.amend | September 12, 2017

The Department of Labor issued a memorandum that increased the Health and Welfare Fringe Benefit (H&W) back in July. For any contracts issued after August 1, 2017 that are subject to the Service Contract Act (SCA), you need to be aware of the increased rates.  The two notable increases are:

SCA H&W Rate: $4.41 per hour

SCA H&W Rate for employees performing under contracts covered by E.O. 13706 ("Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors") : $4.13 per hour

By: s.m.amend | October 03, 2016

Did you know that if you purchase or subcontract anything under your government contract that you are subject to almost all the same rules as the federal government follows?  By using your contract money to procure goods or services to support that contract, you are using taxpayer money that is subject to many rules and possibly audit. As a government prime contractor, you must know how to properly spend your prime contract money and also reduce your corporate risk.  An audit is something many government contractors will face, if you are caught not spending the money correctly, you could be subject to repaying the government or fines.

The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) is not entirely written for contractors, however contractors that i...

By: s.m.amend | September 08, 2015

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By: s.m.amend | August 07, 2015

This report must be submitted by all government contractors!

Major Change: The VETS100 report has been replaced by the VETS-4212 report.

Which contractors are covered by the VETS-4212 reporting requirements?

All nonexempt Federal contractors and subcontractors with a contract or subcontract in the amount of $100,000 or more with any department or agency of the United States for the procurement of personal property or non-personal services.

When do contractors need to file the VETS-4212 report(s)?

Each year starting August 1st and going through September 30th all contractors and subcontractor that have contracts that meet the requirement for submitting reports must file a report each year during the official "Filing Cycle". Addition...

By: s.m.amend | July 09, 2015

FAR compliance is important regardless of DCAA being involved, as it is still required by your contract, and good accounting is inherent to good business practices.

Ensuring compliance related to DCAA requirements will allow your business to continue a successful relationship with the government, while avoiding: repayments, penalties, delay or loss of contract and wasted resources on administrative duties.

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