Budgets, Indirect Rates, & Proposals for Government Contracts

Proposal pricing is key to winning government contracts and executing them with maximum profitability. This webinar focuses on the completeness of direct costs and the accuracy of indirect rates. We'll discuss three types of budgets, their relationship to indirect rates, and how they affect each other. We'll share our three-step process for preparing budgets and explain when budgets and indirect rates must be updated as part of the proposal process. Our goal is to ensure you achieve total cost recovery and maximize profitability on your government contracts and we'll share our free budget template.


Learning Objectives

  • List three kinds of budgets.
  • Describe three steps for preparing budgets.
  • Explain how budgets are related to indirect rates.
  • Identify when to update indirect rates as part of the proposal process.


Left Brain Professionals is the registered sponsor of this event.


Left Brain Professionals Inc is registered with the Ohio Board of Accountancy (license CPE.445) as a sponsor of continuing professional education. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the Ohio Board of Accountancy through its website: https://elicense.ohio.gov/oh_filecomplaint.

Speaker and Presenter Information

Award-winning speaker Robert E. Jones shows audiences how to navigate the constantly changing legal and regulatory landscape of government contracts. In his engaging and highly rated presentations, he shares insider secrets drawn from 18+ years of DoD contract and accounting experience. His proactive, decisive approach to finding opportunities and solving problems is based on experience in managing more than $400 million in federal contracts.


Mr. Jones has experience with a wide variety of speaking engagements including emcee/moderator, seminars, training, chapter meetings, and conference presentations. He engages audiences with innovative approaches to contract profitability, accounting, compliance and related topics.


The West Virginia native earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. He holds a master’s degree in accountancy from The Graduate School of the College of Charleston in South Carolina. He is a licensed CPA in the State of Ohio.

Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps, DOD & Military, NASA, Federal Government

Event Type

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Tue, Feb 8, 2022, 1:00pm - 12:00am ET

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