Cost and Cost Accounting

DoD IR&D ANPRIn the February 8, 2016 Federal Register, DoD published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“ANPR”) indicating that DoD is considering a proposed approach requiring offerors to describe in detail the nature and value of prospective independent research & development (“IR&D”) projects on which the offeror would rely to perform the resultant contract; DoD would then evaluate proposals in a manner that would take into account that reliance by adjusting the total evaluated price to the Government, for evaluation purposes, to include the value of related future IR&D projects. DoD held a public meeting on March 3, 2016 to discuss the ANPR, and several attendees raised numerous issues and concerns with the ANPR. Comments on the ANPR are due April 8, 2016. This article summarizes some of the more important issues and concerns expressed.

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