Rules & Tools

Small Business Administration

Small Business Government Contracting and National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 Amendments (May 31, 2016)

Small Business Innovation Research Program and Small Business Technology Transfer Program Policy Directive (May 31, 2016)


Rules & Tools

Department of State Acquisition Regulation

Correction to technical Amendments (May 27, 2016)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information request

Limitations on Pass-Through Charges (May 27, 2016)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2015-024:  Public Disclosure of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Reduction Goals—Representation.  (May 25, 2016)

Small Business Administration

Statement of General Policy, SBA Size Policy Statement No. 3:  interaffiliate transactions exclusion.  (May 24, 2016)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information request

Quality Assurance Requirements.  (May 23, 2016)

Department of Energy

Acquisition Guide Chapter 1.3--Balanced Scorecard Performance Assessment Program (May 23, 2016)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2015-005:  System for Award Management Registration.  (May 20, 2016)

Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation

General, Publicizing Contract Actions, Types of Contracts, Bonds and Insurance, Taxes, Contract Financing, Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses (May 19, 2016)

Improper Business Practices and Personal Conflicts of Interest, Solicitation Provisions, and Contract Clauses (May 18, 2016)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information request

Anti-Kickback Procedures.  (May 18, 2016)

Make-or-Buy Program.  (May 18, 2016)

Prompt Payment.  (May 18, 2016)

Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-88

Introduction (May 16, 2016)

FAR Case 2014-026:  High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons.  (May 16, 2016)

FAR Case 2015-020:  Simplified Acquisition Threshold for Overseas Acquisitions in Support of Humanitarian or Peacekeeping Operations.  (May 16, 2016)

FAR Case 2011-020:  Basic Safeguarding of Contractor Information Systems.  (May 16, 2016)

FAR Case 2015-018:  Improvement in Design-Build Construction Process.  (May 16, 2016)

Technical Amendments (May 16, 2016)

Small Entity Compliance Guide (May 16, 2016)

Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation

Small Business Programs, Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses (May 13, 2016)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2016-003:  Administrative Cost to Issue and Administer a Contract.  (May 12, 2016)

FAR Case 2015-017:  Combating Trafficking in Persons: Definition of Recruitment Fees.  (May 11, 2016)

Postal Service

Revising regulations dealing with appeal rights in contract claims and disputes.  (May 11, 2016)

Department Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2015-D018:  Contract Term Limit for Energy Savings Contracts.  (May 10, 2016)

DFARS Case 2012-D029:  Disclosure to Litigation Support Contractors.  (May 10, 2016)

DFARS 2015-D036:  Duty-Free Entry Threshold.  (May 10, 2016)

DFARS Case 2015-D023:  Long-Haul Telecommunications.  (May 10, 2016)

DFARS Case 2015-D009:  Multiyear Contract Requirements.  (May 10, 2016)

Technical Amendments.  (May 10, 2016)

DFARS Case 2016-D018:  Display of Hotline Posters.   (May 10, 2016)

DFARS Case 2016-D008:  Rights in Technical Data.  (May 10, 2016)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information request

Contractor Use of Interagency Fleet Management System Vehicles.  (May 10, 2016)

Freight Classification Description.  (May 10, 2016)

Indirect Cost Rates (May 10, 2016)

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Comptroller General

Commercial items, conducting market research.  See Palantir USG, Inc. B-412746: May 18, 2016 (May 31, 2016)

Cost for filing at GAO, effect of judicial of judicial proceedings.  See Dellew Corporation B-410159.4: Feb 26, 2016 (May 31, 2016)


Vern Edwards

How To Ask A Question. Read.

Emptor Cautus

April Fools’ Day in Federal Acquisition. Read.

Don Mansfield

Consolidated FAR/DFARS/DFARS PGI/DoD Class Deviations. Read.

NCMA Executive Director

2015 Year in Review. Read

Wifcon Blog

GAO's Most Prevalent Reasons for Sustaining Protests.  Read

 Professor Ralph Nash

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

Bob Antonio

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



Comptroller General

Service-disabled veteran-owned small business sole-source award.  See  Fiskars Brands, Inc., dba Gerber Legendary Blades B-412730, B-412730.2: May 20, 2016 (May 26, 2016)

Low price, price realism analysis.  See URS Federal Services, Inc. B-412580, B-412580.2: Mar 31, 2016 (May 25, 2016)

Indirect rates, cost realism.  See Oasis Systems, LLC; Quantech Services, Inc. B-408227.10, B-408227.11, B-408227.12: Apr 28, 2016(May 23, 2016)

Failure to acknowledge a material amendment.  TTCC, Inc. B-412874: May 17, 2016(May 23, 2016)

Other transactions.  See MorphoTrust USA, LLC B-412711: May 16, 2016 (May 20, 2016)

Court of Federal Claims

Past performance, key personnel.  See Res Rei Development, Inc. v. U. S. and St Michael's Inc. and Federal Acquisition Services Team, LLC., No. 15-1256C, May 17, 2016(May 18, 2016)

Comptroller General

Proposal evaluation, key personnel.  See Deloitte Consulting, LLP B-412125.2, B-412125.3: Apr 15, 2016  (pdf)  (May 17, 2016)

Court of Federal Claims

Blanket purchase agreements.  See  MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. v. U. S. and W.W. Grainger, Inc., No. 15-1409C, May 6, 2016  (pdf)  (May 13, 2016)

Comptroller General

Costs.  See Federal Builders, LLC-The James R. Belk Trust--Costs B-409952.3: May 6, 2016.  (May 13, 2016)

Unbalanced pricing.  See Al-Tahouna Al-Ahliah General Trading & Contracting Company, WLL; Wadi Al-Sajaa Scrap & Metal Waste Trading Company, LLC; Royal Bridge International General Trading & Contracting Company, WLL B-412769, B-412769.2, B-412769.3: May 9, 2016.  (May 11, 2016)

Using Federal Supply Schedules, misleading discussions.  See Paragon Technology Group, Inc. B-412636, B-412636.2: Apr 22, 2016.  (May 11, 2016)

Protester's failure to clearly demonstrate in its quote.  See Encentric, Inc. B-412368.3: Apr 19, 2016 (May 9, 2016)

More Legal


New Blog

Three is a new blog on the Wifcon Forums and Blogs.  It is the Centre Knowledge Blog by Centre Law & Consulting.

Department of Justice

Three Navy Officers Charged in Expanding Bribery and Fraud Scheme (May 31, 2016)


Legislation Page

The Legislation page has been updated (May 16, 2016)


Department of Defense

Carter Addresses Asia-Pacific, Acquisition at Naval War College Forum (May 26, 2016)

Department of Justice

Army Reserves Lt. Col. Indicted for Fraudulently Supplying Chinese-made Army Promotional Gear as Made in USA (May 26, 2016)

House of Representatives

Hearing held on May 24, 2016, entitled:  Examining the Future of Recreation.gov (May 25, 2016)

Department of Defense

Acquisition Compliance Scorecard 2nd Qtr FY2016 (May 19, 2016)

National Nuclear Security Administration

Sandia National Laboratories Contract Process Announced (May 19, 2016)

House of Representatives

Hearing Entitled:  Assessing the Department of Defense’s Execution of Responsibilities in the U.S. Foreign Military Sales Program.  (May 18, 2016)

Hearing entitled:  U.S. Industry Perspectives on the Department of Defense's Policies, Roles, and Responsibilities for Foreign Military Sales (May 17, 2016)

Department of Justice

Bribes Paid to Former GSA Employees Totaling $15,000 in Exchange for Contract Work.  (May 17, 2016)

Former CEO of Virginia Regional Transit Pleads Guilty to Bribery.  (May 17, 2016)

Local Construction Company Settles Allegations Of Fraud Involving A Disadvantaged Business Enterprise.  (May 17, 2016)

Department of Defense

U.S. Army Special Operations Command Properly Awarded Service Contracts (May 13, 2016)

Department of Justice

President Of Engineering Firm Admits To Bribing Elected Officials In Allentown And Reading.  (May 11, 2016)

Department of Energy

Worker Safety and Health Enforcement Consent Order issued (May 10, 2016)


Department of Defense

Kendall: F-35 Program Shows 'Continuing Progress in All Aspects.'   (May 27, 2016)

Department of Justice

Alabama Man Pleads Guilty in Government Mischarging Investigation (May 27, 2016)

Department of Commerce

The U.S. Census Bureau Geography Division Lacks Complete Information for Project Costs and Has Not Fully Monitored GSS-I Goals.  (May 26, 2016)

Department of Defense

Independent Auditor’s Report on Agreed-Upon Procedures for DoD Compliance With Service Contract Inventory Compilation and Certification Requirements for FY 2014 (May 20, 2016)

Government Accountability Office

NOAA Is Working to Ensure Continuity but Needs to Quickly Address Information Security Weaknesses and Future Program Uncertainties.  (May 18, 2016)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Audit of NASA's Engineering Services Contract at Kennedy Space Center.  (May 6, 2016)

Department of Defense

Air Force Civil Engineer Center Management of Energy Savings Performance Contracts Needs Improvement (May 5, 2016)

DoD Met Most Requirements of the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act in FY 2015, but Improper Payment Estimates Were Unreliable (May 4, 2016)

The Air Force Processes for Approving Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Single-Award Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite-Quantity Contracts Need Improvement.  (May 2, 2016)

Followup Audit: DLA Officials Took Appropriate Actions to Address Concerns With Repair Parts for the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle.  (May 2, 2016)

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