Mark Forman

I suspect that you are correct about many contractors not having the post-award discipline in contract close-out. it would be worthy of more focus from OMB, and perhaps enforcement along the lines of inclusion in past performance ratings, delay of award, overhead rate re-imbursement reqts (since i presume close-out systems and people are already funded in the indirect rates that have been negotiated). i do think that there are some contractors who don’t want to end the contract due to a desire to keep it open via no cost extensions and some who don’t want to have to payback the government for unallowable costs identified in the close out audit. Perhaps, IGs or whistleblowers should go after companies that the government has funded for close-out (under indirect costs) and who are not doing that work…could be an interesting false claims act issue.