Articles

This is a collection of articles that have been written by SpendLogic staff, related to CPSRs, cost analysis, price analysis, and other FAR-related procurement documentation.

CPSR Requirement #1: Adequate Policies and Procedures

Requirement 1 is the foundation for the entire CPSR and an excellent place to start if you’re new to government contracting.  It reads as follows: Have an adequate system description including…

FAR 12 vs. FAR 15: A Tale of Two Documentation Requirements

It’s easy to figure out the value of an egg; you look at grocery ads, shop around, and determine that $2.99 per dozen is the going rate.  But what if what you want isn’t just any ordinary egg…

Cost and Price Analysis:  A Beginner’s Guide

A discussion of the basics of conducting a cost analysis in alignment with the Federal Acquisition Regulations and Truthful Cost or Pricing Data (formerly known as the Truth in Negotiations Act, or “TINA”)

What Happens if I Fail a CPSR?

Ever wonder why so much emphasis is put on passing the CPSR?  We explain the other side of the coin here…

CPSR 101

High level explanation of the Contractor Purchasing System Review, including the different types of review and timing.

CPSR Preparation Made Simple

Why your company should start preparing for your next CPSR today.

How to Prepare for a Contractor Purchasing System Review

Quick-start guide on preparing for your next CPSR.

Don’t Over-Complicate Your Analysis!

In this case, less is more.  Keeping documentation short and sweet is a better strategy for success in audits.

GSA Calc vs. SpendLogic

The DCMA is issuing findings in CPSRs for using GSA Calc in labor rate analysis.  This article explains why SpendLogic has been determined acceptable by the DCMA as well as why it’s a superior solution. 

What are the Federal Acquisition Regulations?

There are a few sections of the FAR that you should know well.

Weighted Guidelines:  How it fits into a Successful CPSR

If your company analyzes profit as part of your proposal analysis process, it’s critical to use a systematic approach for analysis.  The most common method is the Weighted Guidelines and we explain why it’s important.

APTAC Presentation: Anticipating Market Research

This presentation was aimed at providing small business counselors with the key pieces of information that their clients needed to consider related to government contracting. Making market research easier for buyers will result in new business for sellers.

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