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The cost of money on assets under construction and defense contracting

by Glenn James Pittman

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Published by Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California .
Written in English

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    ContributionsNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
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    other costs necessary to bring the asset to an operable condition (see B) are capitalized if the total cost equals or exceeds the Department’s capitalization threshold (see paragraph Ad of this Chapter), and the asset has an estimated useful life of two or more years.   On the balance sheet, over-billing is a short-term liability and under-billing is a short-term asset. There are three primary contributors to contractors being caught off guard by cost overruns.

      Typical List of Overhead Expenses in a Construction Business. Overhead expenses, combined with direct material and direct labor expenses, form the three components to the cost of any product or service that a small business might offer. While construction companies do not usually produce their products in a factory. Best Business Practices for Fixed-Price Contracting TASK The Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (USD (AT&L)) who, in an effort to reduce acquisition program costs, requested the Defense Business Board (DBB) form a Task Group to provide recommendations on how the Department of Defense (DoD) might.

     .Defense Acquisitions: How and Where DOD Spends Its Contracting Dollars Congressional Research Service 1 Introduction The Department of Defense (DOD) has long relied on contractors to provide the U.S. military with a wide range of goods and services, including weapons, vehicles, food, uniforms, and operational support. Page 2 GAO Defense Contracting To identify the steps DOD has taken to improve its use of incentive contracts since , we reviewed relevant legislation and provisions.


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The cost of money on assets under construction and defense contracting by Glenn James Pittman Download PDF EPUB FB2

Cost of Money as an Element of the Cost of Capital Assets Under Construction. CAS establishes criteria for the measurement of the cost of money attributable to capital assets under construction, fabrication, or development as an element of the cost of those assets.

CAS costs are only accumulated while assets are under construction, the File Size: KB. Cost Accounting Standard - Cost of Money as an Element of the Cost of Capital Assets Under Construction General Guidance Illustrations Cost Accounting Standard - Allocation of Direct and Indirect Costs General Guidance Illustrations Reserved   CAS addresses assets that are in use.

CAS applies a similar concept as CASexcept it applies to capital assets under construction, fabrication, or development. While Cost of Money is part of the Cost Accounting Standards, it is included in all cost based contracts (contracts subject to FAR Part ) thru incorporation at FAR History.

InCongress established the original Cost Accounting Standards Board (CASB) to promulgate cost accounting standards designed to achieve uniformity and consistency in the cost accounting principles followed by defense contractors and subcontractors in excess of $, and to establish regulations to require defense contractors and subcontractors, as a condition of contracting.

(ii) Cost of money as an element of the cost of capital assets under construction (48 CFR ). (b) Cost of money is allowable, provided - (1) It is measured, assigned, and allocated to contracts in accordance with 48 CFR or measured and added to the cost of capital assets under construction in accordance with 48 CFRas.

The cost of interest incurred and/or paid is included as part of the historical cost of the asset under construction. No separate line item is needed on the balance sheet.

The asset under construction should be intended for the generation of company earnings and should not be retail inventory or inventory held for sale. FAR Cost Principles Guide DFARS - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement GAGAS/Yellow Book - Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards Section Professional Practice Guide Chapter 2 & Appendix A Checklists & Tools.

Contract Pricing Proposal Adequacy Checklist Cost of Money Rates EZ-Quant Applications. under research contracts, which necessarily involve substantial uncertainties, and (2) the lack of cost experience in performing work, such as the development of a weapons system where manufacturing techniques and specifications are not stable enough to warrant contracting on a fixed-price basis.

When these conditions exist, the use of a. A recent study of large Defense contractors by the Institute for Defense Analysis (D, ) provides Cost of Money as an Element of Facilities Capital.

CAS Cost of Money of Capital Assets under Construction. Date Period Interest Rate Federal Register; Jul through Dec %: Vol Number07/10/20, page Jan through Jun %: Vol Number12/30/, page Unallowable Costs, FAR The government as a matter of law and regulation will not reimburse contractors for certain types of costs it may incur.

These costs are generally referred to as Unallowable Costs. Also, the government will not knowingly negotiate a fixed price contract based on cost or pricing data including any unallowable costs. Accounting for a Project Under Construction.

If a company is constructing a major project such as a building, assembly line, etc., the amounts spent on the project will be debited to a long-term asset account categorized as Construction Work-in-Progress.

Construction Work-in-Progress is often reported as the last line within the balance sheet. awards under the Act (b) Cash and non-cash awards are permissible (c) Agencies may pay for travel, food, and miscellaneous expenses if they are related to an award (d) Awards for money -saving employee suggestions must be for suggestions that save government money (e) Awards are at an agency’s discretion a) Generally, contractors are not held liable for loss of Government property under the following types of contracts: (1) Cost-reimbursement contracts.

(2) Time-and-material contracts. (3) Labor-hour contracts. (4) Fixed-price contracts awarded on the basis of submission of certified cost. DoD policy requires cost definition criteria that can be used in determining the content of the programs and activities that comprise the Defense budget.

Costs are categorized as either expenses or investments. Purchases (i.e., obligations) of non-centrally managed items with a unit cost of $, or less, are considered expenses funded from. The cost of self-constructed assets includes direct labor and material and overhead costs. It also generally includes interest on funds borrowed for the construction.

Here’s some info about each of the four costs: Direct labor: This expense includes only what the company pays to workers who are directly involved in constructing the assets.

Many contractors do not fully understand the implications of a “firm-fixed-price” contract. Agility Defense and Government Services, Inc. (formerly Taos Industries, Inc.) learned the hard way.

Agility Def. & Gov’t Svcs., Fed. Agility had a firm-fixed-price indefinite quantity contract to deliver Soviet-style weapons in support of the Army’s security.

During the negotiation of a cost-reimbursement R&D contract, the contracting officer shall obtain complete information concerning the contractor’s plans for subcontracting any portion of the experimental, research, or development effort (see also (c)).

Also, when negotiating a fixed-price contract, the contracting officer should. With the exception of those capital assets identified in paragraph D below, capital investments will be limited to the capital budget amount approved in the AOB. The AOB will list separately each capital project with costs that are estimated to be equal to, or greater than $, Projects estimated to cost less than $, will not be.

Cost-plus-incentive-fee contract: Provides for an initially negotiated fee to be adjusted later by a formula based on the relationship of total allowable costs to total target costs. () (). After all, private contracting companies don’t have to maintain standing forces, pay pensions, or provide benefits, to name just a few things that the public sector must do.understanding of the key risks and extra costs of contracting with the federal government.

The risks and costs identified in this paper are illustrative, not exhaustive. While this paper focuses on the principal federal government contracting risks and extra costs, these risks and costs also are commonly found in state and local contracting.Anthony Kim has more than 20 years of experience in various cost accounting and compliance issues related to government contracts.

Specifically, he is knowledgeable in the areas of government contract procurement regulations, Cost Accounting Standards, OMB Uniform Guidance, Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards and Generally Accepted .