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Rules & Tools

Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83

Introduction.  (July 2, 2015)

FAR Case 2014-022:  Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition–Related Thresholds.  (July 2, 2015)

FAR Case 2015-006:  Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations—Representation and Notification.  (July 2, 2015)

FAR Case 2015-008:  Update to Product and Service Codes.  (July 2, 2015)

FAR Case 2014-020:  Clarification on Justification for Urgent Noncompetitive Awards Exceeding One Year.  (July 2, 2015)

FAR Case 2014-017:  Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations.  (July 2, 2015)

FAR Case 2015-010:  Permanent Authority for Use of Simplified Acquisition Procedures for Certain Commercial Items.  (July 2, 2015)

Technical Amendments.  (July 2, 2015)

Small Entity Compliance Guide.  (July 2, 2015)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List:  

Fiscal Service

Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: Companies Holding Certificates of Authority.  (July 1, 2015)

Postal Service

Rules of Practice in Proceedings Relative to Debarment from Contracting.  (July 1, 2015)

Office of Personnel Management

Federal Employees Health Benefits Program Plan Performance Assessment System.  (June 30, 2015)

Federal Highway Administration

Construction Manager / General Contractor Contracting.  (June 29, 2015)

Agency for International Development

Partner Vetting in USAID Assistance.  (June 26, 2015)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2013-D022:  Allowability of Legal Costs for Whistleblower Proceedings.  (June 26, 2015)

DFARS Case 2015-D016:  Clauses with Alternates -- Prescriptions and Clause Prefaces.  (June 26, 2015)

DFARS Case 2015-D015:  Defense Contractors Outside the United States -- Subpart Relocation.  (June 26, 2015)

DFARS Case 2014-D025:  Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds.  (June 26, 2015)

Technical Amendments.  (June 26, 2015)

NASA FAR Supplement

Regulatory Review.  (June 26, 2015)

Office of United States Trade Representative

Agreement on Government Procurement; Effective Date of Amendments for Armenia.  (June 26, 2015)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List:  

General Services Acquisition Regulation

GSAR Case 2006-G506:  Environmental, Conservation, Occupational Safety
and Drug-Free Workplace.  (June 24, 2015)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Authorized Negotiators.  (June 24, 2015)

Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards.  (June 24, 2015)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Military Resale Commodities; Correction.  (June 23, 2015)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Integrity of Unit Prices.  (June 19, 2015)

Professional Employee Compensation Plan.  (June 19, 2015)

Department of Energy

STRategic Integrated Procurement Enterprise System (STRIPES) Mandatory Use Policy.  (June 19, 2015)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

Code of Federal Regulations corrections.

Contract Cost Principles and Procedures.  (June 16, 2015)

Service Contracting.  (June 16, 2015)

Federal Transit Administration

Buy America Handbook: Conducting Pre-Award and Post-Delivery Audits for Rolling Stock Procurements.  (June 16, 2015)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Government Property.  (June 16, 2015)

Office of Management and Budget

Digital Service Contracting Professional Training and Development Program Challenge: Requirements and Registration.  (June 16, 2015)

Department of Agriculture

Guidelines for Designating Biobased Products for Federal Procurement.  (June 15, 2015)

Voluntary Labeling Program for Biobased Products.  (June 15, 2015)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

Code of Federal Regulations corrections

Patents, Data, and Copyrights.  (June 15, 2015)

Special Contracting Methods.  (June 15, 2015)

Types of Contracts.  (June 15, 2015)

General Services Acquisition Regulation

GSAR Case 2007-G500:  Special Contracting Methods.  (June 15, 2015)

More Rules

More Small Business

Protests

Court of Federal Claims

Commercial item, period of acceptance of offer.  See WIT Associates, Inc. v. U. S. and Platinum Services, Inc., No. 15-254C, June 30, 2015.  (July 6, 2015)

Corrective action, attorneys’ fees and expenses of $110,657.59.  See WHR Group, Inc. v. U. S., No. 13-515C, June 29, 2015.  (July 6, 2015)


BLOGS

Wifcon Blog

Could Lucy Ellen Find Happiness at DPSC? Read

Don Mansfield

Did the SBA Invalidate FAR 19.000(b)? Read.

 

Vern Edwards

Part III - The Trainees Discuss Decision Analysis With Mr. Ewing. Read.

NCMA Executive Director

Surviving and Thriving in a Changing Government Contract Environment. Read

Emptor Cautus

Misunderstanding the Missing Words. Read.

 Professor Ralph Nash

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

Bob Antonio

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


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Protests

Comptroller General

Proof of qualifications or certifications prior to award.  See Bode Aviation, Inc. B-411265: Jun 26, 2015(June 30, 2015)

Agency does not have information in Solicitation.  See Government and Military Certification Systems, Inc. B-411261: Jun 26, 2015 (June 30, 2015)

Simplified acquisition, urgency, only one source available.  See SageCare, Inc. B-411260: Jun 23, 2015 (June 29, 2015)

Simplified acquisition, past performance.  See K-MAR Industries, Inc. B-411262, B-411262.2: Jun 23, 2015 (June 29, 2015)

Government's duty to seek clarifications.  See Dellew Corporation B-410251.3: May 13, 2015 (June 29, 2015)

Court of Federal Claims

Override of the automatic CICA stay.  See Bannum, Inc. v. U. S. and Dismas Charities, Inc., No. No. 15-440C, June 15, 2015.  (June 24, 2015)

Comptroller General

Unacceptable proposal, current incumbent failure to include required key personnel resumes.  See CACI Technologies, Inc. B-411282: Jun 18, 2015.  (June 22, 2015)

Unacceptable proposal, key personnel resumes, proposal's mere restatement of requirements.  See Consummate Computer Consultants Systems, LLC B-410566.2: Jun 8, 2015.  (June 22, 2015)

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Government Printing Office, legislative agency, Certificate of Competency Program, government procurement officers, government contract.  See Colonial Press International, Inc. v. U. S., No. 2014-5036, June 10, 2015.  (June 15, 2015)

Comptroller General

Source selection decision.  See DKW Communications, Inc. B-411182, B-411182.2: Jun 9, 2015.  (June 18, 2015)

Subcontractor's past performance, information too close at hand, consideration of dollar value of past performance references.  See DKW Communications, Inc. B-411182, B-411182.2: Jun 9, 2015.  (June 18, 2015)

Cancellation of Invitation For Bids.  See Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC B-411207: Jun 8, 2015(June 18, 2015)

Representations and Certifications.  See Nationwide Value Computer, Inc. B-411190: Jun 11, 2015 (June 15, 2015)

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News

Department of Justice

Army Sergeant Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy in Afghanistan Bribery Scheme.  (July 6, 2015)

Audits

Postal Service

Award of Agilex Technologies, Inc. Contracts.  (pdf, 3.2 MB)  (July 6, 2015)


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Legislation

The Legislation Page is updated.  (June 29, 2015)

News

Department of Defense

Publication of the Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Government-Furnished Property Clause Compliance Scorecards.  (pdf)  (July 2, 2015)

Department of Energy

NNSA NPO M&O Contract Placement Team receives DOE 2015 Secretary’s Achievement Award.  (July 2, 2015)

Enforcement Letter issued relating to concerns with contractor’s worker exposure monitoring and sampling for silica dust.  (July 1, 2015)

Department of Justice

Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $316,000 of Government Property from the Tracy DLA Depot.  (July 2, 2015)

Contractors Agree to Pay $75.5 Million to Settle Claims that they Concealed Commercial Pricing and Overcharged the Government.  (July 1, 2015)

Wife of DoD Employee and Subcontractor Conspire to Fraudulently Obtain over $750,000 from Contracts with Aberdeen Proving Ground.  (July 1, 2015)

Contractors Sentenced In Employee Extortion Scheme, Vehicular Assault Of A Site Manager And Paying Bribes To Get Federal Contracts.  (July 1, 2015)

Contractor Admits Conspiring To Rig Contractor Selection Process For Federally Funded Projects.  (July 1, 2015)

Former Department Of Veterans Affairs Official Sentenced To 46 Months In Prison For Taking $1.2 Million In Kickbacks.  (July 1, 2015)

Former DEA Employee Used Fraudulently Acquired Government Credit Cards to Obtain Over $113,000 in Cash.  (June 30, 2015)

Former Owner of Medical Equipment Supply Company Sentenced for $3.5 Million Medicare and Medi-Cal Fraud Scheme.  (June 30, 2015)

Former American Samoa Government Official Sentenced To 22 Months In Prison.  (June 30, 2015)

Small Business Administration

Federal Government Achieves Small Business Procurement Contracting Goal for Second Consecutive Year.  (June 30, 2015)

Department of Defense

Value Engineering Achievement Award Winners.  (June 26, 2015)

Department of Justice

Contractor Conspired to Obtain Federal Contracts Illegally.  (June 26, 2015)

Small Business Administration

SBA Claims It Will Announce Results of 2014 Small Business Federal Procurement Scorecard.  (June 25, 2015)

House of Representatives

Hearing entitled:  Manipulation and Fraud in Reporting of VA Small Business Goals.  (June 25, 2015)

Department of Energy

Consent Order issued regarding deficiencies related to Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant.  (June 23, 2015)

Department of Justice

United States Files Suit against Contractor Alleging False Claims under Army Contract for Trucks.  (June 22, 2015)

Former Army Contracting Official Sentenced in Pentagon Bribery Scheme.  (June 22, 2015)

Contractor agrees to pay civil penalties to settle allegations of violating the Buy American Act.  (June 22, 2015)

Department of Energy

Preliminary Notice of Violation issued for violations of the Department’s worker safety and health program requirements.  (June 18, 2015)

Enforcement Letter issued for worker safety and health program implementation deficiencies.  (June 18, 2015)

Department of Justice

Business Owner Sentenced for Fraudulently Obtaining More Than $2.8 Million in Government Contracts.  (June 17, 2015)

Department of Defense Employee Admits to Fraudulently Obtaining Over $750,000 from Contracts with Aberdeen Proving Ground.  (June 16, 2015)

The White House

Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2015.  (June 15, 2015)

House of Representatives

Hearing entitled: Oversight Failures Behind the Radiological Incident at DOE's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.  (June 15, 2015)

Audits

Department of Defense

Evaluation of Defense Contract Management Agency Contracting Officer Actions on Reported DoD Contractor Estimating System Deficiencies.   (July 1, 2015)

General Services Administration

PBS NCR Triangle Service Center Violated Federal Regulations and GSA Policy When Awarding and Administering Contracts.  (July 1, 2015)

Department of Defense

The Air Force Did Not Monitor the Energy Savings Performance Contract at Joint Base McGuire.  (June 30, 2015)

Environmental Protection Agency

Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board Fiscal Year 2014 Purchase Card Program Assessed as High Risk.  (pdf)   (June 30, 2015)

Department of Agriculture

MIDAS is Overdue and Over Budget Because of Ineffective Project Management and Oversight.  (pdf)  (June 30, 2015)

General Services Administration

FAS Needs to Strengthen its Training and Warranting Programs for Contracting Officers.  (June 29, 2015)

Department of Defense

Improvements Needed on DoD Procurements from Robertson Fuel Systems (Redacted).  (June 26, 2015)

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Retained Excessive V-22 Osprey Spare-Parts Inventory.  (June 25, 2015)

Government Accountability Office

DHS IT Contracting:  Steps Taken to Enhance EAGLE II Small Business Opportunities, but Better Assessment Data Needed.  (June 25, 2015)

Department of Commerce

Innacurate Reporting of Undefinitized Actions in the Federal Procurement Data-Next Generation.  (June 24, 2015)

Government Accountability Office

BLM Has Limited Assurance That Wind and Solar Projects Are Adequately Bonded.  (June 24, 2015)

Energy Savings Performance Contracts:  Additional Actions Needed to Improve Federal Oversight.  (June 18, 2015)

Department of Commerce

Cost Estimates, Long-Term Savings, Milestones, and Enterprise Architecture Policy Are Needed for Common Satellite Program.  (June 16, 2015)

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