Estimating System Adequacy - The Price Has to Be Right!

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The government is stepping up their assessment and audits of contractor estimating systems and adequacy reviews of contractor cost proposals. Current government solicitations are also awarding points to contractors who demonstrate evidence of an acceptable estimating system. Whether your system has or has not yet been evaluated or if estimating system deficiencies have been found, please join your hosts Mike Mardesich and Brad Tress of DHG's Government Contracting Advisory service group as they discuss the following:

  • Who needs an adequate system?
  • The DFARS Business Systems Rule
  • DFARS Estimating System Criteria
  • Critical Elements in an acceptable Estimating System
  • Estimating System Best Practices
  • How adequate systems help ensure compliance with Truthful Cost or Pricing Data (a.k.a TINA)
  • How to avoid a Defective Pricing determination
  • Third party assessments of Estimating Systems
  • How to prepare for an Estimating System Review
  • Forward pricing rate proposal best practices
  • Common cost or price proposal deficiencies
  • Mike Mardesich, Senior Manager
  • Brad Tress, Senior Manager
CPE Information

Recommended CPE Credit

One hour of CPE (pending approval).

Delivery Format

Group Internet Based (each attendee must be logged in and answer the poll questions in order to receive CPE credit).

Who Should Attend

Individuals in the government contracting sector.

Prerequisites / Advance Preparation


Course Level


Program Content

High level discussion on estimating systems and adequacy reviews of contractor cost proposals and the implications for government contractors.


This event is complimentary. Due to this program being offered free of charge, there will be no refunds issued. If you have any questions regarding administrative policies such as registration or cancellation, please contact


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