Assisted Acquisitions Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE)


The Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE) is an important document that has direct influence on how long it may take to execute an acquisition and, ultimately, the estimated cost of performance.

This sample is for informational purposes only. Modification is required before use.

Last updated: February 27, 2023

How to Use This Tool

  • Review Agency guidance to determine the IGCE requirements based on your procurement.
  • Include methodology and data source used to derive cost or price information.
  • For CIO-SP3/CIO-SP3 Small Business (e.g. complex IT service) use your agency template or the NITAAC IGCE template.

Tips on Using This Tool

  • Use the labor search feature in e-GoS to obtain GWAC labor rates.IGCE template may be simplified based on complexity and agency requirements.
  • The IGCE should mirror the tasks identified in the statement of work.The IGCE should include detailed breakdowns of estimates for material and travel.
  • View additional links for additional IGCE template examples.

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