Inquiry: Any subcontract costs we incur will be a part of our G&A base, so my question would be is there anything in FAR 52-232-7 that precludes us from adding G&A on top of these subcontract costs?
Response: Let me answer in the Affirmative Tense: The simple answer is Generally Yes; you can add G&A to subcontract costs. FAR 52.232-7 clearly lists Subcontracts under Materials and allows for adding Indirect costs to these.
However, your inquiry is much more in-depth than first meets the eye, and it should be. So let’s look beyond the obvious...
TRENTON, N.J. – A former Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employee who worked as a supervisory engineer at the VA’s campus in East Orange, N.J., today admitted accepting more than $1.2 million in kickback payments in connection with VA contracts awarded to companies with which he had relationships, and to engaging in a scheme to defraud the VA by claiming one of those companies was owned by a service-disabled veteran when it was not, New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Audit Alert on Allowability of Lodging, Meals and Incidental Expenses under FAR 31.205-46, Travel Costs
The Government travel regulations provide for two ceiling amounts: one for lodging and one for meals and incidental expenses. However, as provided in CAM 7-1002.3c(2), contractors are subject to only one ceiling,