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Contracting Rules & Tools

Bureau of Industry and Security

Control of Firearms, Guns, Ammunition and Related Articles the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control under the United States Munitions List (May 24, 2018)

Department of State

International Traffic in Arms Regulations: U.S. Munitions List Categories I, II, and III (May 24, 2018)

Department of Energy

DOE P 547.1A, Small Business First Policy (May 24, 2018)


Earlier

Contracting Rules & Tools

Bureau of Industry and Security

Reporting for Calendar Year 2017 on Offsets Agreements Related to Sales of Defense Articles or Defense Services to Foreign Countries or Foreign Firms (May 23, 2018)

The White House

Executive Order 13834:  Efficiency Efforts.  (May 22, 2018)

Executive Order 13833:  Policy to Enhance Government-wide Efficiency and Effectiveness.  (May 18, 2018)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Collection

Construction Wage Rate Requirements-Price Adjustment.  (May 18, 2018)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Collection

Claims and Appeals (May 16, 2018)

General Services Administration

Federal Travel Regulation Bulletins; Rescissions (May 16, 2018)

Department of State

Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures Against Rosoboronexport, Including a Ban on U.S. Government Procurement.  (May 9, 2018)

Department of Energy

Acquisition Guide Chapter 70.44.3.  (May 8, 2018)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2018-O0014:  Contract Closeout Authority.  (May 7, 2018)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2016-D013:  Amendments Related to Sources of Electronic Parts.  (May 4, 2018)

DFARS Case 2015-D030:  Promoting Voluntary Post-Award Disclosure of Defective Pricing.  (May 4, 2018)

DFARS Case 2018-D005:  Statement of Purpose for Department of Defense Acquisition.  (May 4, 2018)

DFARS Case 2017-D016:  Mentor-Protege Program Modifications.  (May 4, 2018)

Civilian Agency Acquisition Council

Class Deviation from the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to increase the threshold for requiring certified cost or pricing data (May 4, 2018)

Department of Energy

Revision to AL 2013-01, Contractor Domestic Extended Personnel Assignments (May 4, 2018)

Federal Highway Administration

Indefinite Delivery and Indefinite Quantity Contracts for Federal-aid Construction (May 2, 2018)

Government Accountability Office

Bid Protests at GAO: A Descriptive Guide (Tenth Edition, 2018) (May 2, 2018)

Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-98

Introduction.  (May 1, 2018)

FAR Case 2017-007:  Task- and Delivery-Order Protests.  (May 1, 2018)

FAR Case 2017-008:  Duties of Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.  (May 1, 2018)

FAR Case 2017-004:  Liquidated Damages Rate Adjustment.  (May 1, 2018)

FAR Case 2015-039:  Audit of Settlement Proposals.  (May 1, 2018)

Small Entity Compliance Guide (May 1, 2018)

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Bid Protests

Government Accountability Office

Protester's different arguments as intervenor and protester.  See DZSP 21, LLC B-410486.10: Jan 10, 2018 (May 24, 2018)

FAR § 6.302-1(d)(2), consideration of capability statements.  See Career Systems Development Corporation B-411346.11, B-411346.12, B-416021, B-416021.2: May 18, 2018 (May 24, 2018)


BLOGS

Don Mansfield

Are Small Business Concerns "Nontraditional Defense Contractors?" Read.

Wifcon Blog

Congress Passes Too Much Acquisition Legislation.  Read.

NCMA Executive Director

“Cutting the Cord” in Contract Management—Faster than Expected. Read

Vern Edwards

Warning To Proposal Writers (and Agency Evaluators). Read.

Emptor Cautus

Acquisition Reform ― It’s Soylent Green!  Read.

Bob Antonio

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


Earlier

Bid Protests

Government Accountability Office

Failure to state legal grounds of protest.  See American Relocation Connections, LLC B-416035: May 18, 2018.  (May 23, 2018)

Court of Federal Claims

Joint venture agreement.  See Senter, LLC v. U. S., No. 17-1752C, May 16, 2018 (May 18, 2018)

Government Accountability Office

Organizational conflict of interest.  See  ARES Technical Services Corporation B-415081.2, B-415081.3: May 8, 2018 (May 17, 2018)

Lack of advance planning.  See Trailboss Enterprises, Inc. B-415812.2, B-415970, B-415970.2: May 7, 2018 (May 14, 2018)

Costs, intertwined and interrelated clearly meritorious protests.  See  Auxilio FPM JV, LLC--Costs B-415215.4: Apr 27, 2018(May 10, 2018)

Court of Federal Claims

Reinstatement of Stay.  See Intelligent Waves LLC v. U. S. and Systems Made Simple Inc., No. 18-465 C, May 9, 2018.  (May 10, 2018)

Bridge contract.  See Global Dynamics, LLC v. United States and GiaCare and MedTrust JV, LLC and MedTrust LLC, No. 17-1875C May 1, 2018 (May 3, 2018)

NAICS code.  See SupplyCore Inc. v. U. S. and Science Applications International Corporation, No. 17-1933c, May 1, 2018 (May 2, 2018)

Government Accountability Office

Affirmative responsibility determination.  See CASS Professional Services Corp. B-415941, B-415941.2: Apr 27, 2018 (May 8, 2018)

Tradeoff decision.  See  Dynaxys LLC B-414459.4: Apr 18, 2018 (May 7, 2018)

Late bid, withdrawal of bid.  See Williams Building Company, Inc. B-415317.3: Apr 12, 2018 (May 7, 2018)

Past performance, relevance.  See Veteran National Transportation, LLC B-415696.2, B-415696.3: Apr 16, 2018 (May 1, 2018)

More Legal

Contracting News

House of Representatives

Hearing entitled:  Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (May 24, 2018)

Department of Energy

Enforcement letter issued (May 24, 2018)

Contracting Audits

Department of Energy

Assessment of Conduct of Engineering at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (May 24, 2018)


Earlier

Contracting News

Department of Justice

Former U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribe While Serving in Afghanistan (May 23, 2018)

Small Business Administration

The Federal Government Achieves Small Business Contracting Goal with $105 Billion to Small Businesses (May 23, 2018)

House of Representatives

Hearing entitled:  Hotline Truths II: Audit Reveals Inconsistencies in Defense Subcontracting (May 18, 2018)

The Rand Corporation

An Evaluation of the Department of Defense's Excess Property Program (May 15, 2018)

Department of Justice

Former CIA Contractor Employee Guilty of Illegally Retaining Classified Materials (May 14, 2018)

Former Army Official Sentenced To Six Years In Federal Prison For Bribery Scheme Involving Contracts At Aberdeen Proving Ground (May 14, 2018)

Missouri Man Pleads Guilty to Fraud In Obtaining Government Contracts (May 10, 2018)

Department of Justice

Former Navy Senior Chief Sentenced for $2.3 Million Fraud (May 16, 2018)

The Mitre Corporation

Guide for Creating Useful Solution Architectures (May 10, 2018)

Supply Chain Attacks and Resiliency Mitigations.  (May 9, 2018)

Department of Justice

Former Military Sealift Command Contractor Sentenced to 87 Months for Bribery and Fraud (May 9, 2018)

Former Bureau of Prisons Employee Agrees to Pay $50,000 to Resolve Anti-Kickback Act Allegations (May 7, 2018) 

Company and Officers to Pay U.S. $1.9 Million To Settle False Claims Act Allegations Relating To Small Business Innovation Research Awards (May 4, 2018)

Department of Energy

Notice of Intent to Investigate related to classified information security program requirements (May 2, 2018)


Contracting Audits

Government Accountability Office

Homeland Security Acquisitions: Leveraging Programs' Results Could Further DHS's Progress to Improve Portfolio Management (May 18, 2018)

Defense Contracting: Use by the Department of Defense of Indefinite-Delivery Contracts from Fiscal Years 2015 through 2017

Foreign Military Sales: Controls Should Be Strengthened to Address Substantial Growth in Overhead Account Balances.  (May 11, 2018)

Internal Revenue Service

The Research, Applied Analytics, and Statistics Organization Project Management Practices Need Improvement (May 9, 2018)

Department of Defense

Army and Marine Corps Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (May 7, 2018)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Alleged Contracting and Appropriation Irregularities at the Office of Transition, Employment, and Economic Impact (May 4, 2018)

General Services Administration

Implementation Review of Corrective Action Plan: Audit of Price Evaluations and Negotiations for the Professional Services Schedule Contracts (May 3, 2018)

Government Accountability Office

NASA:  Assessments of Major Projects (May 2, 2018)

Presidential Helicopter: VH-92A Program Is Stable and Making Progress While Facing Challenges (May 1, 2018)  Revised Version.  (May 9, 2018)

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