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Interim Rule Eliminates CO Pricing Review of Indirect Offset Costs

June 2, 2015

Today, DoD issued an interim rule immediately relieving contracting officers (COs) of responsibility for performing a price reasonableness analysis of the costs associated with indirect offsets when mandated by a foreign government customer under a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract. The revised rule responds to a "foreseeable trend of increasing numbers and complexity of indirect offsets" on which FMS customers insist and reflects a desire to relieve COs of the burden of performing this analysis when no DoD-appropriated funds are used and when COs have limited ability to evaluate the indirect offset effort in any event.

For more information, please contact the professional(s) listed below, or your regular Crowell & Moring contact.

Alan W. H. Gourley
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2561
Adelicia R. Cliffe
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2816