2017 Government Contractor Survey


Grant Thornton’s 2017 Government Contractor Survey presents a wealth of financial and nonfinancial information provided by government contractors located across the country and representing a broad cross-section of the government contractor industry. Participants represent small, medium and large companies, including both publicly and privately owned institutions, that provide a variety of products and services to governmental entities. We also included in our survey new developments in government contracting in order to assist the reader in staying current with the seemingly ever-changing priorities and processes followed by government personnel who interact with government contractors.

We sincerely appreciate the participation of the many companies that contributed to our survey. Whether your company is an established government contractor or a business considering entering the government market, Grant Thornton hopes you will find the information in this survey to be useful in managing your business now and planning for the future.

Read our 2017 Government Contractor Survey report to learn what surveyed companies have to say about:

  • Profit rates
  • Revenue from government contracts
  • M&A activity
  • Trends in number of full-time employees
  • Trends in indirect cost rates
  • Impact of revised maximum executive compensation on indirect cost rates
  • Accounting for uncompensated overtime
  • Proposal win rates
  • Funding notices on cost reimbursable and T&M contracts
  • Identifying claims for out-of-scope work
  • Relationship with DCAA auditor
  • Relationship with contract officer
  • DCAA’s role in the procurement process

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