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Price Analysis and Cost Analysis
July 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
One event on July 14, 2022 at 10:00 am
One event on July 19, 2022 at 10:00 am
One event on July 21, 2022 at 10:00 am
Dates and Times:
Price Analysis: 7/12 & 7/14
Cost Analysis: 7/19 & 7/21
The US Government relies on contractor pricing proposals and cost representations to establish prices and/or reimburse actual costs. In this regard, the burden is on the buyer to demonstrate that prudent business actions have been taken to determine that the prices paid to suppliers are fair and reasonable in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 15.4, Contract Pricing. In addition, FAR Part 31, Contract Cost Principles And Procedures, contains cost principles and procedures for the pricing of contracts, subcontracts, and modifications to contracts and subcontracts whenever cost analysis is performed. Consequently, it is also incumbent upon the analyst to ensure that proposed costs are in conformance with FAR Part 31. This course is designed to provide specific guidance in performing and documenting price analysis and cost analysis for goods and services acquired for US Government contracts and subcontracts. Students will benefit from attending either one day or both days depending on the extent to which they utilize/need to understand price analysis and/or cost analysis.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the participant should know the US Government’s requirements for conducting price analysis and cost analysis for US Government contracts & subcontracts, including
Regulatory requirements and expectations related to price analysis and cost analysis
How and when to perform and document price analysis and cost analysis
How and when to perform and incorporate technical analysis
Documenting the results of price analysis and cost analysis
Principles of direct and indirect cost identification, accumulation, distribution, and estimation
Criteria regarding allowability/unallowability of the selected cost elements included in FAR Subpart 31.2
Part 1: Price Analysis
This course is designed to provide specific guidance in performing and documenting price analysis for commercial and non-commercial goods and services acquired for US Government contracts and subcontracts.
Part 2: Cost Analysis
This course is designed to provide specific guidance in performing and documenting cost analysis for goods and services acquired for US Government contracts and subcontracts in those situations when Truthful Cost or Pricing Data (formerly known as Truth in Negotiations Act) applies, or when price analysis alone is insufficient to demonstrate the reasonableness of lower-tier suppliers’ prices.