The Defence Reform Act 2014 (the Act) requires that qualifying defence contracts (QDCs) and qualifying sub-contracts (QSCs) are priced on the basis of Allowable Costs. Section 20(1) of the Act stipulates that the SSRO must issue guidance about determining whether costs are Allowable Costs under QDCs and QSCs, and the Ministry of Defence and its contractors must have regard to it, as specified in Section 20(3) of the Act.
This version of the guidance (version 4) was published on 18 March 2019 and applies to QDCs and QSCs agreed on or after 1 April 2019. It incorporates the changes for 2019/20 that were published in January 2019 following a public consultation.
Queries relating to the guidance should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The SSRO helpdesk is unable to provide advice on contract-specific queries but referrals to the SSRO can be made for an opinion or determination on specific contract-related matters.