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Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2012-D042:  Correction to Business Systems Compliance.  (July 22, 2014)

Providing Accelerated Payment to Small Business Subcontractors.  (July 22, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Approval of Changes to Decision Authorities of DoD Components for Acquisition of Services.  (pdf)  (July 22, 2014)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

Rules of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals.  (July 21, 2014)

EPA Acquisition Regulation

Update of EPAAR clause 1552.211-74, Work Assignments.  (July 18, 2014)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List:  

Department Of Defense

Contractor Past Performance Assessment Reporting - 3rd Quarter FY 2014.  (pdf)  (July 17, 2014)

Department of Education

Updates to Education Acquisition Regulation (EDAR).  (July 16, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Class Deviation 2014-O0019:  Providing Accelerated Payment to Small Business Subcontractors.  (pdf)  (July 16, 2014)

Class Deviation 2014-O0018:  Contractor Personnel Performing in the United States Central Command Area of Responsibility.  (pdf)  (July 16, 2014)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2012-D042:  Business Systems Compliance.  (July 15, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Duty-Free Entry.  (July 15, 2014)

Place of Performance.  (July 15, 2014)

Office of Federal Procurement Policy

Making Better Use of Contractor Performance Information.  (pdf)  (July 14, 2014)

Office of Management and Budget

Extension of Policy to Provide Accelerated Payment to Small Business Subcontractors.  (pdf)  (July 14, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2013-012:  Review and Justification of Pass-Through Contracts.  (July 10, 2014)

Information Request

Public Voucher for Purchases and Services Other than Personal (July 10, 2014)

Department of the Interior

Class Deviation:  Limitation with Respect to Felony Criminal Convictions and Delinquent Tax Debts.  (pdf)  (July 9, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor (July 9, 2014)

Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals.  (July 9, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Procurement Business Operations Requirement Group Charter (July 8, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Certification of Independent Price Determination and Parent Company and Identifying Data.  (July 7, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Architect-Engineer Qualifications (July 3, 2014)

Environmentally Sound Products (July 3, 2014)

EPA Acquisition Regulation

Clause for Ordering by Designated Ordering Officers (July 3, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Class Deviation 2014-O0018:  Contractor Personnel Performing in the United States Central Command Area of Responsibility.  (July 1, 2014)

Fiscal Service

Prompt Payment Interest Rate; Contract Disputes Act.  (June 30, 2014)

Civilian Agency Acquisition Council

Authorizing a Class Deviation from the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to Implement Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors.  (pdf)   (June 30, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Class Deviation 2014-O0017:  Implementation of Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors.  (pdf)  (June 27, 2014)

Small Business Administration

Advisory Small Business Size Decisions.  (June 25, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-75

Introduction.  (June 24, 2014)

FAR Case 2013-016:  EPEAT Items.  (June 24, 2014)

FAR Case 2013-010:  Contracting with Women-Owned Small Business Concerns.

FAR Case 2014-012:  Limitation on Allowable Government Contractor Compensation Costs.  (June 24, 2014)

Small Entity Compliance Guide.  (June 24, 2014)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2013-D027:  Definition of
“Congressional Defense Committees.”  (June 24, 2014)

DFARS Case 2012-D036:  Private Sector Notification Requirements of In-Sourcing Actions.  (June 24, 2014)

DFARS Case 2013-D038:  Animal Welfare.  (June 24, 2014)

DFARS Case 2014-D008:  Defense Contractors Performing Private Security Functions.  (June 24, 2014)

DFARS Case 2014-D003:  Taxes; Foreign Contracts in Afghanistan.  (June 24, 2014)

DFARS Case 2014-D011:  Flowdown of Specialty Metals Restrictions.  (June 23, 2014)

More Rules

More Small Business

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Protests

Comptroller General

Bundling.  See American Custom Meats, LLC, B-409564: Jun 12, 2014(July 21, 2014)

Court of Federal Claims

ID/IQ contract, task order, fair opportunity, dispute.  See Orbis Sibro, Inc., v. U. S., No. 14-589C, July 18, 2014(July 21, 2014)


BLOGS

Vern Edwards

Recommended Reading. Read.

NCMA Executive Director

Blow Up the System? Read

 

Emptor Cautus

FAR Eliminates Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA).  Read.

Don Mansfield

Section 1331 Authorities: A Primer. Read.

 

 Professor Ralph Nash

The Government's Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing. Read.

Wifcon Blog

Offer and Acceptance, Contracting Authority, Etc.  Read

Bob Antonio

Wifcon.com: My Legacy; My Albatross. Read.


Earlier

Protests

Comptroller General

Past performance, affiliates.  See Alutiiq Pacific, LLC, B-409584, B-409584.2: Jun 18, 2014.  (July 18, 2014)

HUBZone price evaluation preference.  See Wakan, LLC, B-408535.2: Jun 19, 2014.  (July 16, 2014)

Court of Federal Claims

Small business set-aside, rule of two.  See SEK Solutions, Inc. v. U. S., No. 14-243C, July 11, 2014.  (July 14, 2014)

Comptroller General

FedBid, Bid Validation request, unstated requirement.  See AeroSage LLC, B-409627: Jul 2, 2014.  (July 7, 2014)

Sole-source, Justification & Approval.  See Raytheon Company and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS, B-409615, B-409615.2: Jun 24, 2014 (July 7, 2014)

JWOD Act, essentially the same items, brick and mortar stores.  See National Industries for the Blind, B-409528.20: Jul 2, 2014.  (July 7, 2014.  (July 7, 2014)

Court of Federal Claims

GSA Multiple Award Schedule, unbalanced pricing.  See MSC Industrial Direct Company, Inc., B-409585, B-409585.4, B-409585.9: Jun 12, 2014.  (July 1, 2014)

GSA Multiple Award Schedule, Trade Agreements Act, availability of items.  See Kipper Tool Company, B-409585.2, B-409585.3: Jun 19, 2014.  (July 1, 2014)

GSA Multiple Award Schedule,  meaningful discussions, final proposal revisions.  See URS Federal Services, Inc.; ManTech Telecommunications and Information Systems Corporation, B-408678.5, B-408678.6, B-408678.7: Jun 20, 2014.  (July 1, 2014)

Price evaluation, base year, options, FSS schedule items.  See Laboratory Corporation of America v U. S. and Quest Diagnostics, Inc., No. 14-261C, June 23, 2014.  (June 27, 2014)

Sole-source, lack of advance planning.  See Cherokee Nation Technologies, LLC v. U S and Chenega Federal Systems, LLC, No. 14-371C, June 23, 2014.  (June 27, 2014)

More Legal

News

National Nuclear Security Administration

Y-12 recognized for outstanding procurement stewardship.  (July 23, 2014)

Department of Justice

United States Intervenes in Whistleblower Suit Against Software Corporation.  (July 23, 2014)

Former Chief Financial Officer For Paving Contractor Pleads Guilty In Connection With $87 Million Fraud Scheme.  (July 23, 2014)

Audits

Postal Service

Late Payments for Highway Contract Routes – Indianapolis, IN, Processing and Distribution Center.  (pdf)  (July 23, 2014)


Earlier

Legislation

The legislation page has been updated.  (July 21, 2014)

Protests Page

Most Requested Protest Pages During First Half of 2014.  (July 21, 2014)

Reading Page

Top 10 Articles On Analysis Page Ranked By Number Of Downloads(July 21, 2014)

News

Department of Justice

Owner of Engineering Firm Convicted of Paying Bribes to a Government Official.  (July 22, 2014)

Conspirator Sentenced To Prison In $2.3 Million Government Contract Fraud Scheme.  (July 22, 2014)

General Services Administration

Maintenance Repair & Operations Strategic Sourcing Solution Gets Green Light.  (July 18, 2014)

Department of Justice

Man Sentenced for Fraud Conspiracy in Connection with Renovation of Federal Building.  (July 17, 2014)

Department of Energy

Notice of Intent to Investigate potential programmatic deficiencies.  (July 16, 2014)

Department of Justice

Two Former Virginia Subcontractors Sentenced for Bribery.  (July 14, 2014)

House of Representatives

Hearing entitled:  Defense Reform: Empowering Acquisition Success (July 11, 2014)  (NOTE:  The video for this hearing is clumsy but does work if you toy with it.)

Department Of Defense

Kendell says:  Initiative Aids DoD Acquisitions Culture Change.  (July 11, 2014)

Department of Energy

Worker Safety and Health Enforcement Letter issued.  (July 11, 2014)

Worker Safety and Health Enforcement letter (July 9, 2014)

Department of Justice

Virginia-Based Company Pays Over $500,000 to Settle Overbilling Claims in Connection with moving Federal Employees' Personal Property (July 9, 2014)

Former U.S. Navy Officer Pleads Guilty in International Bribery Scandal (July 8, 2014)

Man Sentenced To 42 Months In Prison For Defrauding SBA And IRS Of More Than $7 Million (July 3, 2014)

Chinese National Pleads Guilty In Scheme To Fraudulently Obtain Technology Products From U.S. Companies.  (July 3, 2014)

Department of Energy

Transition for Pantex and Y-12 Contract Completed (July 2, 2014)

Department of Justice

South Carolina National Guard Official Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes to Award Freight Contracts to Alabama Companies.  (June 30, 2014)

Defense Intelligence Agency

Opens Vendor Process to “Disruptive” Ideas.  (June 27, 2014)

Department of Energy

Enforcement Notice of Intent to Investigate.  (June 26, 2014)

General Services Administration

OASIS SB Now Open for Business.  (June 26, 2014)

Department of Justice

Former Chesapeake, Virginia Subcontractor Sentenced for Conspiracy to Commit Bribery.  (June 25, 2014)

Department Of Defense

The "Richard 'Dick' Ginman Contingency Contracting Officer Excellence Award.  (pdf)  (June 25, 2014)

House of Representatives

Hearing entitled:  Case Studies in DOD Acquisition: Finding What Works.  (June 24, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Value Engineering Award Winners.  (June 23, 2014)

Department of Energy

Worker Safety and Health Preliminary Notice of Violation.  (June 23, 2014)

House of Representatives

Hearing on Maintaining Coast Guard Readiness.  (June 19, 2014)

Audits

Department Of Defense

Navy and Marine Corps Have Weak Procurement Processes for Cost-Reimbursement Contract Issuance and Management.  (July 14, 2014)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Security of NASA’s Publicly Accessible Web Applications.  (pdf)  (July 11, 2014)

Government Accountability Office

NOAA Aircraft:  Aging Fleet and Future Challenges Underscore the Need for a Capital Asset Plan.  (July 10, 2014)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

SOFIA: NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy(pdf)  (July 10, 2014)

Department of Justice

Audit of the Federal Bureau of Prisons Residential Reentry Center Contract with Glory House, Inc., Contract No. DJB200112, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  (pdf)  (July 10, 2014)

Audit of the Federal Bureau of Prisons' September 2011 Procurement of X-Ray Equipment Under Contract GS-07F-0182T.  (pdf)  (June 25, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Hotline Allegations Regarding Defense Contract Management Agency Contracting Officer Actions on Several Business System Audit Reports.  (June 24, 2014)

Department of Commerce

Audit of the Joint Polar Satellite System: To Further Mitigate Risk of Data Gaps, NOAA Must Consider Additional Missions, Determine a Strategy, and Gain Stakeholder Support.  (June 20, 2014)

General Services Administration

Procurement Errors, Financial Losses, and Deficient Contract Administration Demonstrate Ineffective Management of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.  (pdf)  (June 18, 2014)

Government Accountability Office

Defense Health Care:  TRICARE Dental Services Contracts' Requirements and Structure.  (June 16, 2014)

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