Government Contracting banner image: Building with many American flags


A government contractor providing engineering, maintenance, IT, product procurement, and other services to defense and civilian government agencies was five months away from its Contractor Purchasing System Review by the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA). Unfortunately, the contractor did not have a federally compliant purchasing system which typically takes a year or more to install and gain governmental approval. Without a compliant purchasing system, the contractor risked exclusion from doing work for the government agencies it was set up to serve.



In helping the client meet their purchasing system compliance obligations, CohnReznick:

  • conducted a comprehensive review of the client’s current purchasing practices
  • tailored our proprietary Compliant Purchasing Policy and Procedures Manual for the client’s purchasing environment
  • provided purchasing system training for the entire purchasing staff prior to the arrival of DCMA for their onsite review
  • completed a post-DCMA review, which helped the client specifically address all DCMA and ACO’s Corrective Action Requests (CARs) in under two months  
infographic showing different phases in the govcon case study


By using our CohnReznick compliant purchasing system tools such as our Policy and Procedures Manual template and related training materials, the client installed a fully compliant purchasing system in record time – setup in just over 4 months and governmental approval in less than 5 months after the DCMA’s review. The client was able to continue its support of government and civilian agencies without interruption.

Learn How CohnReznick Can Help You

Whether you have signed a federal contract with the DFARS Clause No. 252.244-7001, Contractor Purchasing System Administration (or equivalent from another agency) or have the DCMA (or equivalent from another agency) line up for a Purchasing System Review; we can help you implement a compliant purchasing system.