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Trending Cost & Pricing Issues November 16: Defective Pricing – Hazards & Defenses

November 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm




Join Dixon Hughes Goodman’s David Eck and Bill Walter for an interactive discussion of considerations in using cost analysis to support proposed pricing for prime and subcontracted goods and services. Among the topics to be discussed will be:

  • Cost Analysis – When is it required?
  • Cost or Pricing Data – How much is enough?  What type of data is needed?
  • Cost Realism – Critical in the cost reimbursement marketplace,
  • Certification – Who should certify what?
  • Tools available – Where can you find cost analysis resources.
  • Documentation – How much is enough, again . . .

David and Bill will answer these questions:

  • Can a cost be realistic but unreasonable?
  • Can a cost be reasonable but unrealistic?
  • Can certain individual costs be unreasonable but overall costs be reasonable?

Trending Cost & Pricing Issues Series (to register for the series, click here)

Third Thursday of the Month

1:00pm-2:30pm (ET)

The CAS Series:

January 19 Part I: CAS Overview: Applicability, Types of Coverage and CAS Administration

February 16 Part II: The Cost Accounting Standards – Allocation of Cost

March 16 Part III: The Cost Accounting Standards – Assignment and Measurement of Cost

April 20 Part IV: The CASB Disclosure Statement

The Cost and Price Analysis Series: 

May 31: Part I: Price Analysis and Fair and Reasonable Pricing (please note, this session will take place from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT)

June 27: Part II: Commercial Item Pricing and Challenges in the Current Environment

September 21: Part III: Direct and Indirect Costs and a Little Thing Called G&A!

October 19: Part IV: Profit – Yes, contractors are allowed to have some!?

November 16: Part V: Cost Analysis and Cost Realism and Their Expanding Roles in Contract Pricing

December 21: Part VI: Defective Pricing – Hazards & Defenses

*topics are subject to change*

Continuing Education Credits

2.0 credits per session; 20 credits for entire series

CPE (Finance)
1.5 credits per session; 18 credits for entire series

1.5 credits per session; 15 credits for entire series for AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, HI, ME, MT, NJ, NY, ND, OR, PA, VA, WI (if you need CLE for a state not listed, call us.)

0.15 credits per session; 1.5 credits for entire series


This course can be submitted to Project Management Institute (PMI) for PDU.  Upon their approval, it may be worth 1.5 PDU credits per session; 15 PDU credits for entire series



Raisa Dunton



The Public Contracting Institute is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

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