Rules & Tools

Federal Acquisition Regulation

CFR Correction:  Application of Labor Laws to Government Acquisitions.   (May 29, 2015)

Department of Defense

Transporter Proof of Delivery.  (May 29, 2015)


Rules & Tools

General Services Administration

Federal Procurement Data System Product Service Code Manual Update.  (May 28, 2015)

HUD Acquisition Regulation

Amendments.  (May 28, 2015)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2014-025:  Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces.  (May 28, 2015)

FAR Case 2014-018:  Contractors Performing Private Security Functions.  (May 27, 2015)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2014-D009:  Advancing Small Business Growth.  (May 26, 2015) 

DFARS Case 2014-D020:  Approval Threshold for Time-and-Materials and Labor-Hour Contracts.  (May 26, 2015) 

DFARS Case 2014-D024:  Appendix F-Energy Receiving Reports.

DFARS Case 2014-D019:  Multiyear Contracts-Statutory References and Cancellation Ceiling Threshold.  (May 26, 2015) 

DFARS Case 2014-D015:  Past Performance Information Retrieval System-Statistical Reporting (PPIRS-SR).  (May 26, 2015) 


DFARS Case 2015-D007:  Photovoltaic Devices from the United States.  (May 26, 2015) 

DFARS Case 2015-D011:  Uniform Procurement Identification.  (May 26, 2015) 

Federal Highway Administration

Procurement, Management, and Administration of Engineering and Design Related Services.  (May 22, 2015)

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

Local Contracting Preference Interpretation.  (May 22, 2015)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List:  

General Services Acquisition Regulation

GSAR Case 2014-G504:  Unique Item Identification.  (May 20, 2015)

Small Business Administration

SBIR/STTR Logo Design Competition Announcement; Correction.  (May 15, 2015)

Department of Defense

Procurement Management Review Schedule for FY 2016.  (pdf)  (May 14, 2015)

Department of Energy

Fiscal Year 2015 Small Business Contracting Goals.  (May 14, 2015)

Department of Commerce

Waiver of Bond Requirement for Contracts to Repair, Alter or Construct Certain Research and Survey Vessels for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.   (May 13, 2015)

General Services Administration

Modernizing the Federal Supply Schedule Program:  Standardization of Part Number Data.  (May 13, 2015)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

New contract clause that prescribes conditions and procedures pertaining to the closure of NASA facilities.  (May 13, 2015)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2014-026:  High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons.  (May 11, 2015)

Office of Management and Budget

Increasing Transparency of Federal Spending by Making Federal Spending Data Accessible, Searchable, and Reliable.  (pdf)  (May 11, 2015)

Small Business Administration

SBIR/STTR Logo Design Competition Announcement; Correction.  (May 11, 2015)

Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-82

Introduction.  (May 7, 2015)

FAR Case 2014-013:  Equal Employment and Affirmative Action for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.  (May 7, 2015)

FAR Case 2013-012:  Review and Justification of Pass-Through Contracts.  (May 7, 2015)

FAR Case 2014-010:  Enhancements to Past Performance Evaluation Systems.  (May 7, 2015)

Technical Amendments.  (May 7, 2015)

Small Entity Compliance Guide.  (May 7, 2015)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Novation/Change of Name Requirements.  (May 7, 2015)

General Services Administration

Transactional Data Reporting; Extension of Time for Comments.  (May 6, 2015)

Small Business Administration

America's Seed Fund, Logo Design Competition; Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs.  (May 5, 2015)

More Rules

More Small Business


Comptroller General

HUBZone  set-aside.  See Planet Depos LLC B-411142: May 26, 2015.  (May 29, 2015)


Don Mansfield

FAR 52.212-1 Tailored for SAP. Read.


Vern Edwards

Part II - A Contracting Trainee and Her Supervisor Discuss Source Selection Evaluation Factors. Read.

NCMA Executive Director

Surviving and Thriving in a Changing Government Contract Environment. Read

Wifcon Blog

DIVAD Versus 60 Minutes. 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.



Comptroller General

Cancellation of solicitation because agency was "unable to reach a proper source selection decision based on the solicitation provisions."  See TaxSlayer LLC B-411101: May 8, 2015.  (May 26, 2015) 

Brand name.  See Core Systems B-411060: Apr 30, 2015(May 21, 2015) 

Modification beyond task order scope, Service Contract Act.  See Booz Allen Hamilton Engineering Services, LLC B-411065: May 1, 2015 (May 18, 2015) 

Late submission of revised bid, reverse auction.  See C2G Ltd. Company B-411131: May 12, 2015.  (May 14, 2015)

Organizational conflict of interest.  See ViON Corporation; EMC Corporation B-409985.4, B-409985.5, B-409985.6, B-409985.7, B-409985.8: Apr 3, 2015.  (May 13, 2015)

Request for posts, diligent pursuit.  See System Studies & Simulation, Inc.--Costs B-409375.5: May 8, 2015.  (May 12, 2015)

Solicitation closing date, response time after amendment listing over 300 questions from offerors.  See Financial Asset Management Systems, Inc., B-409722.9: Apr 24, 2015(May 8, 2015)

An illusory price, 2 line items, second line item price included in first line item.  See B&B Medical Services, Inc. B-409705.2: Apr 17, 2015.  (May 5, 2015)

Past performance, relevance.  See  Al Raha Group for Technical Services, Inc.; Logistics Management International, Inc. B-411015.2, B-411015.3: Apr 22, 2015.  (May 4, 2015)

More Legal


Defense Logistics Agency

Better Buying Power in Practice.  (May 29, 2015)

Department of Justice

Former Contracting Officer Pleads Guilty To Bribery In Connection With Awarding Of U.S. Postal Service Contracts.  (May 29, 2015)



The Legislation Page is updated.  (May 26, 2015)


Department of Justice

Durable Medical Equipment Suppliers to Pay $7.5 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  (May 28, 2015)

Man Pleads Guilty to Fraudulent Bonding Scheme Involving Government Contracts.  (May 28, 2015)

Department of Defense

Safeguarding Unclassified Controlled Technical Information Clause Compliance Scorecard - 2nd QTR FY15.  (pdf)  (May 27, 2015)

Department of Energy

Issuance of Notice of Intent to Investigate Potential Worker Safety and Health Noncompliances.  (May 27, 2015)

Issuance of Notice of Intent to Investigate Potential Worker Safety and Health Noncompliances (2). (May 27, 2015)

Issuance of Notice of Intent to Investigate Potential Worker Safety and Health Noncompliances (3). (May 27, 2015)

Department of Justice

Owner of Medical Supply Company Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Medicare Fraud Scheme.  (May 27, 2015)

Department of Defense

2014 David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award and the 2014 Should-Cost and Innovation Award.  (May 26, 2015) 

Department of Justice

Army Sergeant Indicted For Accepting Bribes From Afghan Trucking Company In Exchange For Stealing Jet Fuel.  (May 26, 2015) 

Defense Logistics Agency

Streamlined acquisition process nets results for Land and Maritime.  (May 21, 2015) 

Department of Justice

Construction Contractor To Pay More Than $7 Million In Penalties And Restitution For Engaging In A Fraudulent Overbilling Scheme.  (May 21, 2015) 

Man Sentenced To Three Years In Prison For Role In Computer Hacking Scheme That Targeted Government Employees.  (May 21, 2015) 

Shipping company Agrees to Settle Alleged Civil False Claims Act Violations.  (May 20, 2015)

U. S. House of Representatives

Hearing entitled:  Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in VAs Purchase Card Program.  (May 15, 2015)

Hearing entitled: Coast Guard Major Acquisitions.  (May 15, 2015)


Department of Energy

Alleged Nuclear Material Control and Accountability Weaknesses at the Department of Energy's Portsmouth Project.  (May 28, 2015)

Government Accountability Office

U.S. Postal Service:  Improved Management Procedures Needed for Parcel Select Contracts.  (May 27, 2015)

Federal Vehicle Fleets:  Leading Practices for Managing Fleet Operations.  (May 22, 2015)

Internal Revenue Service

The Integrated Enterprise Portal Is Operating As Designed; However, Increased Contract Oversight Is Necessary.  (May 21, 2015) 

Department of Defense

DoD Cardholders Used Their Government Travel Cards for Personal Use at Casinos and Adult Entertainment Establishments.  (May 20, 2015)

Government Accountability Office

Afghanistan:  Embassy Construction Cost and Schedule Have Increased, and Further Facilities Planning Is Needed.  (May 20, 2015)

Government Accountability Office

Defense Contracting:  Observations on Air Force Use of Undefinitized Contract Actions.  (May 19, 2015)

Department of Defense

Improvements Needed for Awarding Service Contracts at Naval Special Warfare Command. (May 18, 2015) 

Naval Air Systems Command Needs to Improve Management of Waiver Requests.  (May 18, 2015) 

Small Business Administration

Improvements Needed in SBA’s Management of the Women Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program (WOSBP).   (May 15, 2015)

Rules & Tools

Small Business

Law Office of

Lorenzo F. Exposito

Representing Government Contractors and Subcontractors in Federal Procurement Matters

Bid Protests; Performance Disputes; Ethics and Compliance; Small Business Programs


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