CSA Receives Accreditation for its Estimating System

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September 9, 2021. FAIRFAX, Va. Clients Solution Architects LLC (CSA) recently achieved third-party approval of its estimating system. This approval ensures CSA understands government contract pricing and deploys a consistent and compliant cost estimating system.  

CSA partnered with Baker Tilly, an advisory, tax and assurance firm specializing in evaluating contractual business systems of federal contractors. Baker Tilly evaluated CSA’s budgeting and planning system, process and internal controls, and policy, procedure and documentation development. The review heavily leaned on CSA’s proprietary Pricing Desk Guide, a comprehensive, full-lifecycle guide. This guide holds the company’s standard proposal pricing practices. 

“Cost estimating is a complex process, and as an emerging large business, we wanted our customers and teaming partners to have the same confidence that we have in the accuracy of our cost estimating practices,” said Ellen Barletto, CSA’s vice president of business operations. “Our long-standing relationship with our customers is based on our commitment to protect the tax-payer dollar. As a result, they need to know our business systems and related controls are industry best and exceed federal requirements.”  

This additional step of accreditation ensures that the company’s business process pricing is accurate and reflective of the work performed. As more solicitations require the bidder’s suite of contractor business systems to be approved, CSA is positioned to set up stronger teams to support customer missions. CSA’s cost estimating system is compliant with DFARS 252.215-7002. 


About CSA
CSA provides digital transformation services and solutions to U.S. Federal Government customers, particularly for Defense Department clients.  CSA’s professionals help to pioneer the way our clients utilize technology, personnel, information and knowledge. To learn more, visit 


About Baker Tilly  
Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a leading advisory CPA firm, providing clients with a genuine coast-to-coast and global advantage in major regions of the U.S. and in many of the world’s leading financial centers – New York, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 148 territories, with 36,000 professionals and a combined worldwide revenue of $4.0 billion. With 250+ years of combined experience in government contracting, our practice leaders help clients address complex regulatory compliance, audit and other government oversight burdens.