Rules & Tools

Fiscal Service

Prompt Payment Interest Rate; Contract Disputes Act (July 24, 2017)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2017-O0006:  Increased Micro-Purchase Threshold.  (July 24, 2017)

Government-wide Commercial Purchase Card Guidance Related to Class Deviation 2017-O006, Increased Micro-Purchase Threshold dated July 17, 2017 (July 24, 2017)

White House

Executive Order on Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States (July 24, 2017)


Rules & Tools

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List

Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation

Administrative Amendments to 48 CFR Parts 1501, 1504, 1509, 1515, 1516, 1517, 1519, 1535, 1552 and 1553 (July 19, 2017)

Veterans Employment and Training Service

Information Collection

Federal Contractor Veterans' Employment Report (July 18, 2017)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Request for Authorization of Additional Classification and Rate (July 14, 2017)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Information Collection

Vetbiz Vendor Information Pages Verification Program (July 13, 2017)

VA Veteran-Owned Small Business Verification Guidelines (July 12, 2017)

Department of Defense

Publication of the Purchase Request Data Standard, Version 3.0 (July 13, 2017)

Civilian Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (July 11, 2017)

Civilian Agency Acquisition Council

Class Deviation from the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to Implement an Act to Enhance Whistleblower Protection for Contractor Employees (July 6, 2017)

Department of Defense

Interim Guidance on Government Purchase Card Disciplinary Category Definitions used in Office of Management and Budget Violations Reporting (July 5, 2017)

Office of Management and Budget

Assessment and Enforcement of Domestic Preferences In Accordance with Buy
American Laws
(July 5, 2017)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List

Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation

Withdrawal of Agency Warrant Program for Individual Cooperating Country National Personal Services Contractors.  (June 23, 2017)

Department of Defense

Improving Compliance with the Berry Amendment and Buy American Act.  (June 22, 2017)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS-RRTF-2017-01:  Subgroup to DoD Regulatory Reform Task Force, Review of DFARS Part 252 Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses.  (June 20, 2017)

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Comptroller General

Brand name or equal.  See Bluehorse Corporation B-414578: Jul 20, 2017 (July 24, 2017)


Vern Edwards

When a source selection takes longer than World War II. Read.

Emptor Cautus

Acquisition Reform ― It’s Soylent Green!  Read.

NCMA Executive Director

The Prime/Sub Conundrum. Read

Wifcon Blog

A Contracting Officer In The Midst Of A Maelstrom.  Read

Don Mansfield

FAR/DFARS/DoD Class Deviations Provision and Clause Matrix. Read.

Emptor Cautus

April Fools’ Day in Federal Acquisition. Read.

Bob Antonio

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



Court of Federal Claims

Agency's corrective action was to broad.  See Dell Federal Systems, L.P and Plaintiff Blue Tech Inc., Iron Bow Technologies LLC et al v. U. S. and Alphasix Corp et al, Nos. 17-465C, 17-473C,  July 13, 2017 (July 17, 2017)

Comptroller General

Interested party.  See MINACT, Inc. B-414615, B-414615.2: Jul 12, 2017 (July 17, 2017)

Cancellation of solicitation.  See Tien Walker B-414623.2, B-414623.3: Jul 10, 2017 (July 12, 2017)

Government's duty to inquire.  See Valkyrie Enterprises, LLC B-414516: Jun 30, 2017 (July 10, 2017)

Small Business Innovation Research.  See Global Aerospace Corporation B-414514: Jul 3, 2017 (July 6, 2017)

Procurement Integrity Act.  See Dell Services Federal Government, Inc. B-414461, B-414461.2: Jun 21, 2017 (July 3, 2017)

Low price, clarifications.  See Pontiac Flying LLC B-414433, B-414433.2, B-414433.3: Jun 12, 2017 (July 3, 2017)

More Legal


The Legislation page is updated.  (July 24, 2017)



Department of Justice

Engineer Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Export Technology To Iran Without Approval From the U.S. Government (July 19, 2017)

Former contractor Employee Sentenced for $50,000 Fraud Scheme.  (July 17, 2017)

House of Representatives

Hearing entitled:  The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act: State of Small Business Contracting (July 14, 2017)

Defense Contract Management Agency

My DCMA: Administrative Contracting Officer (July 14, 2017)

Department of Energy

Enterprise Assessments Follow-up Assessment of the July 2016 Assessment of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Fire Protection Program (July 13, 2017)

General Services Administration

GSA and the FBI announce the decision to cancel the procurement for the FBI headquarters consolidation (July 12, 2017)

GSA and VA Collaborate to Make it Easier for VA Buyers to Identify Verified Vendors (July 11, 2017)

Department of Justice

Drug Counselor Under Contract with U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Obstruct Justice (June 30, 2017)

Government contractor indicted on charges involving the theft and sale of government property.   (June 30, 2017)

Department of Energy

Enforcement Notice of Intent to Investigate issued. (1) (June 28, 2017)

Enforcement Notice of Intent to Investigate issued (2).  (June 28, 2017)


Government Accountability Office

FirstNet: Efforts to Establish the Public-Safety Broadband Network (July 21, 2017)

Military Acquisitions: DOD Is Taking Steps to Address Challenges Faced by Certain Companies (July 21, 2017)

Department of Agriculture

Audit of Forest Service's Next Generation and Legacy Airtanker Contract Awards (July 19, 2017)

Department of Energy

Enterprise Assessments of the Contractor Readiness Assessment of the Waste Characterization Reduction and Repackaging Facility, Los Alamos National Laboratory, January 30 – February 3, 2017 (July 19, 2017)

Government Accountability Office

Defense Contracts:  Recent Legislation and DOD Actions Related to Commercial Item Acquisitions (July 18, 2017)

Small Business Administration

Reassessment of Eligibility Requirements for 30 Firms in SBA's 8(a) Business Development Program (July 18, 2017)

Department of Justice

Audit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Aircraft Lease Contract Awarded to Midwest Jet Center, LLC, DBA Reynolds Jet Management (July 14, 2017)

Government Accountability Office

Navy Shipbuilding: Policy Changes Needed to Improve the Post-Delivery Process and Ship Quality (July 14, 2017)

Defense Contracting:  DOD Needs Better Information on Incentive Outcomes (July 12, 2017)

Small Business Administration:  Government Contracting and Business Development Processes and Rule-Making Activities (July 3, 2017)

Puerto Rico:  Information on Trends and Challenges to Small Business Federal Contracting (June 30, 2017)

Department of Defense

Enabling Effective Acquisition and Contract Management (June 29, 2017)

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