Government Contractor Breakfast - How to Develop DCAA-Compliant Indirect Rates

When:  Mar 12, 2019 from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM (ET)
Associated with  Nation's Capital Chapter

How to Develop DCAA-Compliant Indirect Rates

Prepay now for an early bird discount to the March 12th Government Contractor Breakfast, where Paul Calabrese of Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman will present "How to Develop DCAA-Compliant Indirect Rates." The presentation will cover the proper indirect cost rate formation to be compliant with the FAR Subpart 31.2 and meet DCAA’s requirements. This session will provide an overview of how indirect cost rates are developed and used in government contracting with the US Government. The approach will be to teach theory with practical indirect rate models, so that the attendee can understand how indirect rates work. The session will cover:


  1. Single and Multi‐Tier Rate System
  2. Fringe, Overhead, G&A, Subcontract Administration / Material Handling
  3. Common Service Centers: Fringe and Occupancy
  4. Step Down Order to Record and Allocate Indirect Cost
  5. Uniqueness of B&P (Bid and Proposal) and IR&D (Independent Research and Development) Tracking
  6. What does the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) say about indirect cost


Please mark your calendars for these upcoming breakfasts as well. Please let me know what topics you would like to see in the next season, or if you have a speaker recommendation.


14-May-19 TBD

09-Jul-19 TBD

10-Sep-19 TBD

12-Nov-19 TBD


Location: Tower Club (, 8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1700, Tysons, VA 22182. Please check the 17th Floor receptionist to find our room, and get your parking validated.


Sponsor: Access National Bank ( is a Gold Sponsor of the Government Contractor Breakfasts, allowing us to host the events at the Tower Club for a reasonable price. 


Registration & Price: $30 prepaid or $35 cash or check at the door. Either way, please preregister here: Your advance registration helps us to ensure that the room size is adequate. 


Benefits: 1 hour of CPE, along with a breakfast buffet. 


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Speaker Biography:


Mr. Calabrese brings a successful track record of working with government contractors. His career includes positions with the Air Force Audit Agency, Defense Contract Audit Agency, government contractors, in addition to 20+ years in public accounting. Mr. Calabrese has experience with the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and CAS disclosure statements, Federal Acquisition Regulation Cost Principals (FAR). Paul has prepared over (40) Incurred Cost Submissions for DoD and USAID, indirect rate development, advance agreements, forward pricing reviews, fixed price, T&A and CPFF/CPAF/CPIF cost proposals, defective pricing, billing systems, contract close-outs, compensation, contract brief preparation, voucher reviews, provisional billing rates, SF 1408 audits and prep, preparation plus reviews of D0D business systems for Accounting, Estimating, and Contractor Purchasing System Reviews, as well as experience with DCAA and USAID audit resolution of questioned cost and findings. Paul has also worked with law firms and litigation support on contract Request For Equitable Adjustments, Terminations for Convenience, Delay Claims on the Quantum portion of the Settlement Proposal.




Tower Club
8000 Towers Crescent Dr, Suite 1700
Tysons, VA 22182