Project Description

CON 2420v: Architect-Engineer Indirect Rates

This course focuses on the Architect-Engineer (A-E) contractor developing indirect rates. Students learn how to analyze a company’s overhead pools, develop a new rate based on allowable and reasonable costs, and how the base rate factors into the overall rate. The vILT will facilitate knowledge of how inflation affects indirect rates on Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contracts in the years to come.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the differences among direct and indirect costs in A-E contracting, be able to apply them in a scenario.
  • Identify the primary indirect cost pools, intermittent service pools, and typical types of cost with respect to different cost pools. 
  • Discuss the contractors process and impact on a corporate rate development program.
  • Identify the aspects of governing regulations in regards to Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR ).
  • Describe fixed cost, variable cost, and accounting factors to overhead costs. 
  • Evaluate risk in escalating/regressing percentage rates with a high proportion of fixed cost in the indirect pool.

Course Details

  • Course Length – 5 days 
  • Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) – 21
  • Graded Materials Include:  Class Assignments, Attendance, Course Exercises/Projects, and Course Exams/Quizzes
  • SCC offers this course virtually through Adobe Connect, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meets. 
Course ID
CON 2420v
Course Length
5 Days
Delivery Method
Hybrid : Virtual instructor-led lectures and self-paced instruction and exercises

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