PTAC of DE Seminar: Cost/Price Analysis Basics: Government Contracting – 7/8/2021 – Limited Seating

PTAC of DE Seminar: Cost/Price Analysis Basics: Government Contracting,

July 8, 2021 * Limited Seating

The PTAC of DE is offering the quarterly seminar, ” Cost/Price Analysis Basics:  Government Contracting” seminar again on July 8th, in Newark, DE.   Due to Covid Restrictions, this seminar has limited seating.  To secure your spot,  use the link below to register and pay for this upcoming seminar.

Cost/Price Analysis Basics: Government Contracting

Presented By:

University of Delaware (UD) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

This 2-hour seminar will introduce attendees to Federal government cost and pricing breakdown analysis methods used by Contracting Officers (COs/KOs) in analyzing contractors’ proposals. This seminar is based upon the Armed Services Pricing Manual [ASPM] (1986) Vol.1, considered a primary resource for the analysis of cost elements and competitive pricing.

Topics of discussion include:

  • Price and Price Analysis; Determining Fair and Reasonable Prices
  • Costs and Cost Analysis; Cost-Based Prices
  • Cost-Plus Theory of Pricing
  • Government Contract Cost Principles and Procedures
  • Allocability, Allowability, Reasonableness of Costs
  • Unallowable Costs
  • Cost Elements; Cost Breakdown Structure Analysis
  • Approved Accounting Systems
  • Direct Costs
  • Indirect Costs
  • Profit/Fee Analysis; Structured Approach
  • Preparing a Cost/Price Proposal; Cost/Price Proposal Format
  • Proposal Audits; Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA).

Who should attend: Individuals in the company who prepare cost and/or price proposals.

Location, Dates, Times:

Delaware Technology Park (DTP), Building 1, 1st floor Conference Room, One Innovation Way, Newark, DE

Date:  July 8, 2021

Time:  9:00 am – 11:00 am


Register directly at the following link
Registration fee is $25.00 per individual attendee (non-refundable).
Registration deadline is NLT the day prior to each scheduled session.

NOTE: Seating is limited to ten (10) participants due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions. So, register sooner rather than later! If more than ten attendees register for any one offering, we may open up additional events within the quarter, or you can select one of the other later scheduled offerings.

Contact Ms. Dana Reece (302.831.0781, if you need assistance.


Dr. Walt Blaney

Program Director, Delaware Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Dr. Walt Blaney is the Director of the Delaware PTAC at the University of Delaware. Walt joined PTAC in 2018. Prior to joining PTAC, Walt was owner and principal consultant/trainer of a VOSB, Contract Management Consultant (CMC). Walt spent 40 years in Federal government acquisition and contracting as a contract specialist/contracting officer in DoD and other Federal agencies. Walt retired as a Navy Supply Corps Commander after 32 years of service as a contracting and logistics officer. Walt has also worked in academia as a certified comprehensive science teacher in NJ public schools, an assistant professor at Nyack University, and a Project Officer on a TITLE II Science—Technology—Mathematics grant at Rowan University. Walt is certified CPCM, DAWIA Level III Contracting, and VA Verification Assistance