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New for 2018: DoD Issues Commercial Item Final Rule and Guidebook

Virtual - Webinar

On January 31, 2018 the Department of Defense (DoD) issued its final rule and Guidebooks on Commercial Item acquisition. This financial rule is the DoD's response to Congressional pressure to reduce barriers to entry for non-traditional contractors and streamline the DoD's commercial item acquisition process.

The new rule answers some questions, but it appears to retain unnecessary burdens that may continue to discourage commercial contractors from entering into the federal marketplace.

Please join us DHG's Bill Walter and his guest Nicole Owren-Wiest of Crowell & Moring as they examine this 17 page rule filled with new definitions, requirements and clauses that should merit close scrutiny from any contractor supplying commercial goods and services to the DoD. Our panel will discuss the key elements of the final rule to include:

  • Impact of NDAAs spanning five years
  • The DoD CO's ability to rely on prior commercial item determinations
  • Buying from "Nontraditional" defense contractors
  • Comprehensive discussion of what is now required to support a fair and reasonable price
  • New price analysis techniques
  • Changes on access to books and records under the new rule


Bill Walter, Dixon Hughes Goodman

Nicole Owren-Wiest, Crowell & Moring

Please note CPE is not offered for this webinar.

For questions or for more information, please contact Jay Watkins at 703.226.0036 or

This webinar is part of the Issues in Focus Webinar Series which delves into current issues facing the industry. Please check back closer to the dates listed for more information regarding the topics and registration process.

About the Dixon Hughes Goodman Government Contracting Service Group: Our Government Contracting Services Group is active in government contracting associations, keeps up to date with the effects of policies on the local and national levels and provides proactive advice to our clients. In addition, we actively monitor the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) agenda, as well as changes to the Small Business Administration (SBA).

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