This post presents the contents of the "info pop-ups" on each page of the DoD SBIR/STTR 20.1 Vol III Cost Volume online form and the Labor Category Options available. I'm listing it because I could not find these without first getting into the form and I thought that other SBIR/STTR applicants that are putting their Cost Volumes together may like to see the "info pop-ups" and Labor Category Options outside the online form so that they can start their Cost Volumes outside their tool.
"Labor Categories facilitate classification of the work/labor to be performed. The labor category chosen should be in alignment with the role. You must choose from the predefined list of labor categories, with the option to select "Not Specified" if there is no appropriate match."
Labor Category Options
Architectural and Engineering Manager
Computer Hardware Engineer
Engineers, All Other
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technician
Civil Engineering Technician
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician
Environmental Engineering Technician
Industrial Engineering Technician
Mechanical Engineering Technician
Engineering Technicians, Except Draftees, All Other
Life, Physical, and Social Technician, All Other
Biochemists and Biophysicists
Atmospheric and Space Scientist
Physical Scientists, All Other
Life Scientists, All Other
Computer and Information Research Scientist
Computer Systems Analyst
Computer Occupations, All Other
General and Operations Manager
"Fringe benefits are employee associated costs such as health plan expenses, pension plan expenses and workman's compensation expenses, among others. These costs are expressed as a rate by employee class. The rate is the pooled costs of these benefits divided by the total salaries in each employee class."
Fully Loaded Labor Rate
"Fully loaded labor rate is the full hourly cost to employ a worker, which includes wages and the burden of the additional costs such a fringe benefits, health insurance", facilities costs, etc."
"Possible G&A cost elements include Rent, Utilities, and Management"
"Shared costs are to be subtracted from total cost"
"Profit is to be added to total cost"
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