AASHTO Audit Guide
Here you can find a link to purchase the AASHTO Audit Guide, as well as (free) copies of the CPA Workpaper Review Program and the Internal Control Questionnaire (ICQ).
Code of Federal Regulations (23 CFR 172; 48 CFR 31; 49 CFR 18, etc.)
Here you can search the Code of Federal Regulations by title and section. Click “Latest Updates” to see the most recent regulations.
Cost Accounting Standards
Cost Accounting Standards Board, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget. For a more in-depth discussion of the Cost Accounting Standards, the following link will take you to the appropriate section of the DCAA Contract Audit Manual.
DCAA Contract Audit Manual (CAM)
Here you will find the DCAA Contract Audit Manual (CAM), which provides a lot of useful guidance for A/E firms and auditors, including illustration of FAR concepts, discussion of internal controls, and other guidance. Remember, the CAM is only authoritative for DCAA auditors, and it is not written specifically with A/E firms in mind.
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
At this page, you will find the current FAR as well as archived versions. Select the current FAR in HTML for ease of navigation, or if you want to print it out to keep with you at all times, select the PDF version.
Federal Travel Regulation (FTR)
This page will tell you the Per Diem Rates to find the allowable limits for meals and lodging per the Federal Travel Regulations. You will need to enter the travel location where the work is being performed. With only a few exceptions, amounts exceeding these per diem limits must be treated as FAR-unallowable costs.
Here you will have access to FHWA’s Q&A guidance and the recent proposed rulemaking, as well as other guidance from FHWA’s Office of Program Administration relevant to A/E contracts. The page includes links to federal regulations and other resources as well.
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Here you can search the FASB codification for current U.S. GAAP.
Generally Accepted Auditing Standards
Here you will find everything you ever wanted to know about audit and attestation standards.
Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards
Go here to find the most recent Government Auditing Standards, which are applicable to A/E firm overhead audits.
National Compensation Matrix
You will find the National Compensation Matrix (NCM) here, along with the stand-alone versions of the instructions and Q&A’s. Also included is a sample NCM compliance schedule that A/E firms can modify to meet their needs.
National Highway System Designation Act of 1995, Section 307
If you’re interested in history and have more free time than you know how to spend, by all means click this link. One of the highlights of Section 307 of this act is that it eliminated the ability of state DOTs to cap A/E firm overhead rates unless the state established by state statute an “alternative process” to ensure maximum competition, within a one-year period. Thirteen states did so. Subsequently, section 174 of the 2006 Appropriations Act eliminated these alternative processes for all but two states, Minnesota and West Virginia.
U.S. Code (23 U.S.C 106, 112; 40 U.S.C 1101-1104, etc.)
Go here to search the U.S. Code by title number