DCAA primarily conducts contract audits. Contract audits are independent, professional compliance examinations of assertions (i.e., proposals, claims, or submissions) made by defense contractors.
Preaward Contract Audit Services
- Preaward Accounting System Surveys
- Contract Price Proposals
- Forward Pricing Rate Proposals
Postaward Contract Audit Services
- Incurred Costs/Annual Overhead Rates
- CAS (Cost Accounting Standards) Compliance & Adequacy
Business System Audits
- Accounting and Billing
- Material Management
- Factfinding and analysis of contractor information after audit report is issued
- Attending negotiations to support Contracting Officer
For a fuller description of the different audits DCAA conducts, consult the Directory of Audit Programs
How to Request a DCAA Audit
Government acquisition officials can request DCAA audit services based on contracting needs. Before requesting an audit, contractors' proposals, claims, or other submissions should be adequately supported in order to fully protect the Government's interests and to ensure receipt of timely and effective audit services. The How to Request an Audit Guide has specific instructions for contracting officers to prepare an audit request and submit the request to the appropriate DCAA office.
FLA Contact Information:
Financial Liaison Advisors (FLAs) work with acquisition, contract administration, and contract audit personnel to coordinate audit processes and provide other valuable audit assistance. An overview of the services they provide can be found in the FLA brochure.
Request DCAA Audit
Before requesting an audit, contractors' proposals, claims, or other submissions should be adequately prepared, and the contractor should be able to readily support the submission with adequate data, in order to fully protect the Government's interests and ensure receipt of timely and effective audit services. The how to request an audit guide has specific instructions to help contracting officers prepare an audit request and to submit the request to the appropriate DCAA office.