DOD's Proposal Checklist: A Useful Tool With Some Risks

Law360, New York (May 20, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT) -- Under a recently issued U.S. Department of Defense regulation, defense contractors may now be required to complete a “proposal adequacy checklist” when submitting proposals in response to a solicitation that requires submission of certified cost or pricing data.

The checklist is a compilation of 36 pre-existing requirements related to cost and pricing information that must be submitted with certain proposals. The stated purpose of the checklist is to “ensure offerors take responsibility for submitting thorough, accurate, and complete proposals.” The DOD has maintained that the new...
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