Government Contractors Roundtable Hosted by MACPA

One of the most critical things you must do as a government contractor is to submit a DCAA-compliant cost proposal. Failure to do so may render your proposal unresponsive to the RFP and ultimately cost your company the contract. This session will walk participants through the mechanics of building a cost proposal acceptable to DCAA and help them develop a consistent and efficient process.

Learning Objectives

  • Make informed and confident “bid/no-bid” decisions
  • Submit cost proposals that are responsive to the RFP
  • Prepare a forecasted indirect rate
  • Build a cost proposal following DCAA’s format
  • Understand what the government requires in your price and cost analysis and what you should request from subcontractors
  • Follow a consistent estimating system

Major Topics

  • Responding to an RFP
  • Building an indirect rate
  • Elements and format of DCAA cost proposals
  • Price and cost analysis
  • Estimating


Paul H. Calabrese | Principal, Outsourced Accounting and Advisory Services
GRF CPAs & Advisors

Steve Shamlian | Founder
Government Contract Compliance Management, LLC


4 Credits – Specialized Knowledge


GRF CPAs & Advisors
4550 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 800N
Bethesda, MD 20814

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