Rules & Tools

Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation

Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria:  Nondiscrimination Against End-Users of Supplies or Services.  (October 25, 2016)

Department of Energy

Biobased Product Reporting (October 25, 2016)

Department of the Army

Update to the 30 July 2013 Military Freight Traffic Unified Rules Publication (MFTURP) No. 1 (October 24, 2016)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2014-018:  Corrections to Contractors Performing Private Security Functions.  (October 21, 2016)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation


DFARS Case 2016-D018:  Display of Hotline Posters.  (October 21, 2016)

DFARS Case 2013–D018:  Network Penetration Reporting and Contracting for Cloud Services.  (October 21, 2016)

Technical Amendments.


DFARS Case 2015-D024:  Undefinitized Contract Action Definitization.  (October 21, 2016)

DFARS Case 2015-D035:  Use of Government Property Clause.  (October 21, 2016)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List

Small Business Administration

Corrections to Small Business Mentor Protege Programs.

Document 1 (October 19, 2016)

Document 2.  (October 19, 2016)

NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement

Technical amendments to provide needed editorial changes (October 18, 2016)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information collection.

Debarment and Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters (October 18, 2016)

Environmental Protection Agency

Withdrawal of proposed rule on Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Procurements under EPA Financial Assistance Agreements (October 18, 2016)

Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division

Information collection.

Report of Construction Contractor's Wage Rates (October 18, 2016)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2015-022:  Correction to Unique Identification of Entities Receiving Federal Awards.  (October 17, 2016)

Department of Transportation

Termination of the Department of Transportation Board of Contract Appeals (October 17, 2016)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2016-O0010:  Competition of Religious-Related Services.  (October 17, 2016)

Standardization of Roles and Responsibilities within the Department of Defense Enterprise Procurement Systems (October 13, 2016)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information collection.

Contract financing.  (October 12, 2016)

Patents(October 12, 2016)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

Extension of comment period — DFARS Case 2016-D006:  Procurement of Commercial Items.  (October 10, 2016)

Department of Defense

Use of Document Type Character “M” in Procurement Instrument Identifiers.  (October 10, 2016)

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Comptroller General

Past performance, predecessor companies, key personnel.  See Choctaw Staffing Solutions B-413434: Oct 24, 2016 (October 26, 2016)

Significant changes in requirements after award.  See Richen Management, LLC B-409706.3: Oct 24, 2016 (October 26, 2016)


Don Mansfield

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

Vern Edwards

Core Competencies? Outsourcing? Read.

NCMA Executive Director

Effective Competencies in Contracting. Read

Emptor Cautus

April Fools’ Day in Federal Acquisition. Read.

Wifcon Blog

GAO's Most Prevalent Reasons for Sustaining Protests.  Read

Bob Antonio

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



Comptroller General

Bid opening, FAR § 52.214‑7.  See Athena Construction Group, Inc. B-413406, B-413406.2: Oct 21, 2016 (October 25, 2016)

Court of Federal Claims

HUBZone Program and the 35% Residency Requirement, qualified census tract, redesignated areas.  See Dorado Services, Inc. v. U. S. and GEO International Management, Inc., No. 16-945C, October 18, 2016 (October 24, 2016)

Application of four factors considered for a temporary restraining order.  See Favor TechConsulting, LLC v. U. S., No. 16-1365 C, October 19, 2016 (October 21, 2016)

Comptroller General

Definitive responsibility criterion.  See Areaka Trading & Logistics Company B-413363: Oct 13, 2016 (October 19, 2016)

Simplified acquisition, brand name.  See Phoenix Environmental Design, Inc. B-413373: Oct 14, 2016 (October 18, 2016)

Offerors were to provide evidence of past experience “within a verifiable contractual document."  See ABSG Consulting, Inc. B-413155.14: Oct 12, 2016 (October 14, 2016)

8(a) program, adverse impact determination.  See B&D Consulting, Inc. B-413310, B-413310.2, B-413310.3: Sep 30, 2016 (October 10, 2016)

Selection of a lower-rated, lower-priced proposal.  See Heartland Technology Group, LLC B-412402.2: Sep 29, 2016.  (October 6, 2016)

Misleading discussions, discussion letter, alternative responses.  See Engineering Design Technologies, Inc. B-413281: Sep 21, 2016 (October 3, 2016)

Past performance, disparate treatment.  See Halbert Construction Company, Inc. B-413213: Sep 8, 2016 (October 3, 2016)

Past performance, predecessor company.  See Davis Strategic Innovations, Inc. B-413305: Sep 26, 2016 (September 28, 2016)

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Department of Defense

Performance of the Defense Acquisition System, 2016 Annual Report.  (October 25, 2016)

Defense Contract Management Agency

My DCMA: DeVonn Fray.  (October 25, 2016)

Department of Energy

Criteria Review and Approach Documents, 2016 Emergency Management Program Review Pantex Plant (October 24, 2016)

Department of Justice

Nigerian Man Pleads Guilty to $1.5 Million Fraud of DoD Contractors (October 24, 2016)

Department of Veterans Affairs

VA Streamlining Process for Medical/Surgical Purchases (October 24, 2016)

Department of Energy

Nuclear Safety Enforcement Letter issued (October 21, 2016)

Department of Justice

Former United States Navy Contractor Sentenced On False Statement Charges (October 21, 2016)

Department of Defense

Department Seeks to Expand Infrastructure Privatization (October 20, 2016)

DoD Decision Breathes New Life into Critical OCX Satellite Program (October 17, 2016)

Department of Justice

Former NCIS Supervisory Special Agent Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Taking Bribes from Defense Contractor in Massive Fraud and Corruption Scandal (October 17, 2016)

Former State Department Employee Sentenced to Prison in $2 Million Government Contract Conspiracy (October 17, 2016)

Ten Additional Defendants Charged in $100 Million TRICARE Fraud Scheme (October 17, 2016)

U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Pleads Guilty in Expanding Bribery and Fraud Investigation (October 14, 2016)

Construction Contractor Charged With Fraud (October 14, 2016)

Accountant for Non-profit Government Contractor Pleads to Theft and Tax Evasion (October 13, 2016)

Former Cleveland Housing Network official sentenced to prison for taking bribes and steering contracts (October 13, 2016)


General Services Administration

GSA OIG Issues New Report on GSA’s Management of 18F.  (October 25, 2016)

Government Accountability Office

Homeland Security Acquisitions:  Joint Requirements Council's Initial Approach Is Generally Sound and It Is Developing a Process to Inform Investment Priorities (October 25, 2016)

Global Positioning System: Observations on Quarterly Reports from the Air Force (October 18, 2016)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection:  Contracting for Transportation and Guard Services for Detainees (October 18, 2016)

Postal Service

Use of Independent Contractor Studies (October 18, 2016)

Small Business Administration

Report on the Most Serious Management and Performance Challenges in Fiscal Year 2017 (October 17, 2016)

Environmental Protection Agency

EPA’s Purchase Order Process Needs to Improve and Achieve Better Value (October 14, 2016)

Postal Service

Vehicle Parts Purchasing and Inventory Management Process (October 14, 2016)

Department of Defense

Consolidation Needed for Procurements of DoD H-60 Helicopter Spare Parts (Redacted) (October 13, 2016)

Government Accountability Office

DOD Civilian and Contractor Workforces:  Additional Cost Savings Data and Efficiencies Plan Are Needed (October 13, 2016)

Small Business Administration

Review of SBA’s Executive Transportation Service Contract Expenditures.  (October 10, 2016)

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