The goal in requiring this checklist is to help ensure that offerors submit thorough, accurate, and complete proposals. By completing the new checklist, offerors will be able to self-validate the adequacy of their proposals.
The checklist includes 47 items divided into eleven sections:
- General instructions
- Materials and services
- Commercial item determinations
- Adequate price competition
- Interorganizational transfers
- Direct labor
- Indirect costs
- Other costs
- Formats for submission of line item summaries
Many of the checklist items come verbatim from DCAA's proposal adequacy checklist which has been around for some time and which we have recommended contractors follow as part of their own internal controls. However, there are some differences that we will examine tomorrow.