Fed Talks podcast

Fed Talks: Service Contract Act Before You Bid

Fed Talks is a series of audio episodes featuring current issues in government contracting, offering thoughtful, bite-sized insights with rotating guests from inside and outside Baker Tilly.

On this episode of Fed Talks, we discuss the top five things contractors need to know when putting together a proposal for a Service Contract Act (SCA) contract with Baker Tilly subject matter experts Jennifer Flickinger & Rachelle Jackson.

Questions addressed include:

  • What is the Service Contract Act?
  • How does the contract type affect both a contractor’s focus during a proposal and ability to secure future funding?
  • How can contractors ensure they are complying with SCA throughout the life of the contract?

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About the Host

Derek Boyd, CPA, Director

Derek consults with numerous government contractors to design and build compliant cost accounting and business systems in accordance with FAR, CAS, and DFARS requirements and industry best practices. Derek has supported contractors in both a consultative and internal capacity for over a dozen years, working directly with contractors and their government stakeholders.

About the Guests

Jen Flickinger, Principal

Jen supports clients of all sizes with their government contract cost accounting, pricing, business systems, and Service Contract Act Compliance. Jen’s deep experience also includes forensic accounting, litigation support and expert testimony. She supports clients across many industries including aerospace & defense, IT services, healthcare, insurance, professional services, manufacturing and not-for-profits.

Rachelle Jackson, Experienced Manager

Rachelle has been with Baker Tilly for over 8 years assisting clients with a wide array of contract compliance matters. Throughout her career she has specialized in compliance with the Service Contract Act, including implementing best-practice procedures, performing back pay calculations, and improving communications whether between covered employees and firm management, or firm management and the Government. 

About the Producer

Andrew Graziano, Senior Consultant

Andrew has been with Baker Tilly for over 2 years and has spent that time working with government contractors on a wide variety of compliance matters.  In particular, Andrew has experience with incurred cost proposals, indirect rate modeling, price proposal preparation, cost impact analysis, and commercial sales practice disclosures. In his spare time, he produces and edits this Fed Talks podcast.

Music Credit
Artist: Chael
Song: Sparks

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