Government Contract Consulting

During the past decade, U.S. government spending has increased exponentially. As a result, there are unprecedented opportunities for existing and aspiring government contractors in virtually every industry. The government’s escalating use of competitive sourcing and commercial acquisition practices provides increased opportunities for the private sector to participate in federal contracting.

However, despite the government’s best intentions to simplify the contracting process, extensive rules and regulations still exist. This situation can present compliance challenges to contractors, with non-compliance resulting in negative consequences, including significant financial impact. However, regulatory compliance is manageable, and can help companies get, and stay, ahead of the competition.

Claro’s Government Contract Consulting Practice actively assists contractors in addressing a wide variety of issues related to government contracting opportunities.  Our extensive and creative approach allows us to offer the most comprehensive solutions and best value for such services in the marketplace today.  This breadth of experience allows us to provide a portfolio of professional services focused on assisting contractors successfully navigate the entire contract life-cycle, from developing competitive assessments and federally compliant accounting systems through business proposal preparation activities to contract management and contract closeout activities.  Our experienced professionals have extensive backgrounds in financial and cost accounting, accounting systems and internal controls, and significant experience with the practical application of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) regulations. Our wealth of technical knowledge and experience includes:

  • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and related agency supplements
  • Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
  • Unallowable Costs (FAR Part 31)
  • Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA)
  • Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Government Contracts (i.e. GSA and VA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contracts)
  • Cost accounting structure design and redesign (cost allocation and accumulation)
  • Proposal preparation assistance including cost estimating and disclosure documentation
  • Expert Testimony
  • Qui Tam Actions
  • Internal control/compliance program design and implementation
  • Change orders, delay, disruption and termination proposal preparation
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, Alliances and Restructurings for Government Contractors
  • Preparation of provisions, rate and incurred cost submission

Claro’s Government Contract Consulting Practice offers a comprehensive portfolio of services, helping organizations navigate through opportunities and issues that may arise in any stage of the government contracting process. In addition to the aforementioned specific technical matters, we specialize in the following key service offerings:

New Contractor Assistance
Proposal Preparation Assistance
Federal Supply Schedule Program Experience
Claims, Disputes, Investigations & Forensic Accounting