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CAS Exemption For Time & Material And Labor Hour Contracts


To conform the Cost Accounting Standards regulations to the statutory provisions of the Services Acquisition Reform Act and to the recently amended provisions of the FAR, the CAS Board has issued regulations (72 Fed. Reg. 36367, July 3, 2007) exempting Time and Material (T&M) and Labor Hour (LH) contracts for commercial items from CAS coverage. Because the comparable FAR provisions require competition as a prerequisite to award of T&M and LH contracts for commercial items, the CAS exemption will apply only to competitively awarded contracts.

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