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    Should the target cost include or exclude FICOM (COM) in the ceiling price calculation?


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    The answer is "it depends". If you are going to award an incentive contract (CPIF, FPIF, etc.) then FCOM is used in determining your target cost. By default your ceiling price is calculated based on your target cost, exactly as you described it. See DFARS 215.404-71-4(d)(1)(i).

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