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General Services Administration Acquisition Regulations

Corrections to Rewrite of GSAR Part 515, Contracting by Negotiation.  (June 29, 2016)


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Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2016-004: Correction to Acquisition Threshold for Special Emergency Procurement Authority.  (June 28, 2016)

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Prohibition on Contracting with Corporations with Delinquent Taxes or a Felony Conviction (June 28, 2016)

Small Business Administration

Affiliation for Business Loan Programs and Surety Bond Guarantee Program (June 27, 2016)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List

Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation

Construction and Architect-Engineer and Key Personnel Requirements (June 24, 2016)

NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement

Removal of Grant Handbook References (June 24, 2016)

General Services Administration Acquisition Regulations

GSAR Case 2013-G504:  Transactional Data Reporting.  (June 23, 2016)

Department of Defense

Pilot Program Regarding Risk-Based Contracting For Smaller Contract Actions Under the Truth In Negotiations Act (June 23, 2016)

Approval of Changes to the Decision Authorities of DoD Components for Acquisition of Services.  (pdf)  (June 22, 2016)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement

Rights in Technical Data and the Validation of Proprietary Data Restrictions.  (June 21, 2016)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2016-004:  Acquisition Threshold for Special Emergency Procurement Authority.  (June 20, 2016)

FAR Case 2015-015:  Strategic Sourcing Documentation.  (June 20, 2016)

NASA FAR Supplement

2016-N010:  Removal of Outdated and Duplicative Guidance.  (June 20, 2016)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information request

Bid Guarantees, Performance and Payment Bonds, and Alternative Payment Protections (June 17, 2016)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement

DFARS Case 2012-D022:  Rights in Technical Data and Validation of Proprietary Data Restrictions.  (June 16, 2016)

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

Discrimination on the Basis of Sex.  (June 15, 2016) 

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information request

Report of Shipment.  (June 15, 2016)

Bid Guarantees, Performance and Payment Bonds, and Alternative Payment Protections.  (June 13, 2016)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2016-O0008:  Contractor Personnel Performing in United States Africa Command Area of Responsibility.  (pdf)  (June 13, 2016)

Publication of the Purchase Request Data Standard, Version 2.0.  (pdf)  (June 13, 2016)

Compliance with the DoD Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan, Sub Goal 7.1 – 95& of Procurements Conducted Sustainably.  (pdf)  (June 10, 2016)

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Comptroller General

Brand name or equal, salient characteristics.  See Pitney Bowes, Inc. B-412185.2, B-412185.3, B-412186.2, B-412186.3: May 6, 2016 (June 29, 2016)


Don Mansfield

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Vern Edwards

How To Ask A Question. Read.

Emptor Cautus

April Fools’ Day in Federal Acquisition. 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.



Court of Federal Claims

Relevant past performance.  See WorldWide Language Resources, LLC V. U. S. and  Mission Essential Personnel, LLC,  No. 16-424C June 22, 2016.  (June 27, 2016)

Comptroller General

Federal Supply Schedule contract, blanket purchase agreement, out-of-scope.  See Tempus Nova, Inc. B-412821: Jun 14, 2016 (June 27, 2016)

Unclear requirement.  See Air Center Helicopters, Inc. B-412789, B-412789.3, B-412790, B-412790.3: Jun 2, 2016 (June 27, 2016)

Meaningful discussions, high price.  See AAR Airlift Group, Inc. B-412789.2, B-412790.2: Jun 2, 2016.  (June 27, 2016)

Brooks Act, A/E services.  See AMEL Technologies, Inc. B-412587.2: Jun 20, 2016 (June 22, 2016)

Restrictive provision.  See Nexagen Networks, Inc. B-411209.7: Jun 20, 2016.  (June 21, 2016)

U. S. Supreme Court

SDVOSB, VOSB, Rule of Two.  See Kingdomware Technologies, Inc., v. U. S., 579 U. S. ____ (2016), June 16, 2016.  (June 17, 2016)

Comptroller General

Items included on schedule contract.  See KPMG LLP; Deloitte Consulting LLP; PricewaterhouseCoopers Public Sector LLP B-412732, B-412732.2, B-412732.3, B-412732.4, B-412732.5, B-412732.6, B-412732.7: May 23, 2016.  (June 14, 2016)

Material misrepresentation, contract termination, exclusion from competition.  See Patricio Enterprises Inc. B-412738, B-412738.2: May 26, 2016.  (June 13, 2016)

Past performance, key personnel.  See Logistics Management International, Inc. B-412837: Jun 6, 2016 (June 10, 2016)

Price excessiveness determination, Cargo Preference Act.  See TransAtlantic Lines, LLC B-411846.3, B-411846.4: May 18, 2016 (June 10, 2016)

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Department of Justice

Former Supervisory Contracting Officer Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes from Foreign Defense Contractor (June 24, 2016)

U. S. Senate

Hearing: Ramifications of the Supreme Court Kingdomware Decision (June 24, 2016)

Hearing:  Examining the Progress and Challenges in Modernizing Information Technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs (June 23, 2016)

Department of Justice

Former Company Officer and Owner Plead Guilty to Conspiring to Obstruct Government Proceeding (June 23, 2016)

Jury Convicts Contractor of Defrauding City of Chicago’s Women-Owned Business Entity Procurement Program (June 20, 2016)

Defense Contract Management Agency

Major Program Support BPR promises changes (June 22, 2016)

Watch, use and share it — What DCMA Does video (June 22, 2016)

Department of Energy

Worker Safety and Health Enforcement Preliminary Notice of Violation issued.  (June 16, 2016)

Department of Justice

Contractor Agrees to Pay $750,000 to Settle Allegations Regarding Government Publishing Office Work.  (June 16, 2016)

U. S. House of Representatives

Hearing: 18F and U.S. Digital Service Oversight.  (June 13, 2016)

Department of Justice

Former Director of General Services Administration Division and Husband Indicted for Fraud and Nepotism (June 15, 2016)

Private Contractor Sentenced for Bribing a U.S. Postal Service Contracting Official.  (June 14, 2016)

U.S. Navy Admiral Pleads Guilty to Lying to Federal Investigators about His Relationship with Foreign Defense Contractor in Massive Navy Bribery and Fraud Investigation.  (June 10, 2016)

Florida and Mississippi Men Sentenced for Bribing Public Officials at Georgia Military Base.  (June 10, 2016)

California Resident Convicted of Conspiring to Illegally Export Fighter Jet Engines and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to China.  (June 10, 2016)

Federal Jury Convicts Former Army Contracting Official for Filing False Tax Return.  (June 10, 2016)


Environmental Protection Agency

EPA's Financial Oversight of Superfund State Contracts Needs Improvement.  (June 28, 2016)

Government Accountability Office

Government Purchase Cards:  Opportunities Exist to Leverage Buying Power(June 21, 2016)

Department of Homeland Security

The Office of Community Development Paid Most Contractors in a Timely Manner for Hazard Mitigation Work on Louisiana Homes (June 20, 2016)

Department of Commerce

Awarding of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Noncompetitive Contracts Did Not Consistently Follow Guidelines and Best Practices(June 20, 2016)

Department of Defense

Contract Awards at Naval Oceanographic Office Need Improvement(June 20, 2016)

Government Accountability Office

Coast Guard: Actions Underway to Develop Acquisition Plans that Reflect New Assets and Improve the Asset Allocation Process (June 15, 2016)

Defense Inventory:  Further Analysis and Enhanced Metrics Could Improve Service Supply and Depot Operations.  (June 10, 2016)

Littoral Combat Ship: Need to Address Fundamental Weaknesses in LCS and Frigate Acquisition Strategies.  (June 10, 2016)

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