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General Services Administration

GSAR Case 2010-G511:  Purchasing by Non-Federal Entities.  (April 17, 2014) 


Earlier

Rules & Tools

General Services Administration

GSAR Case 2012-G503:  Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting.  (April 16, 2014) 

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2014-O0015:  Update to Accelerated Payments to Small Businesses.  (April 16, 2014) 

Department of Defense

Publication and Distribution of Final Product Service Code to Object Class Code Crosswalk, Version 1.0.  (pdf)  (April 15, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Certification of Independent Price Determination and Parent Company and Identifying Data.  (April 14, 2014)

Small Business Administration

Notice of rescission of four class waivers of the Nonmanufacturer Rule, NAICS code 335999, 335122, 335110, and 335311.  (April 11, 2014)

General Services Administration

GSAR Case 2012-G501:  Correction, Electronic Contracting Initiative.  (April 11, 2014)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List:  

General Services Administration

Alliant II and Alliant Small Business II Social Media Website.  (April 8, 2014)

Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation

Clause for Ordering by Designated Ordering Officers.  (April 7, 2014)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2014-O0014:  Authority to Acquire Products and Services Produced in Countries Along a Major Route of Supply to Afghanistan or in Afghanistan.  (1.2MB, pdf)  (April 7, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Architect-Engineer Qualifications.  (April 7, 2014)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

Technical Amendments.  (April 3, 2014)

Department of Energy

Acquisition Letter-2014-04:  Implementation of Division D, Title III and Title V, and Division E, Title VI and Title VII of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, Pub. L. No.113-76.  (April 3, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2013-022:  Extension of Limitations on Contractor Employee Personal Conflicts of Interest.  (April 2, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Duty-Free Entry.  (April 2, 2014)

Helium.  (April 2, 2014)

Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation

Contractor Business Systems—Definition and Administration.  (April 1, 2014)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2011-D045:  Performance-Based Payments.  (March 31, 2014)

Small Business Programs; CFR Correction.  (March 31, 2014)

DFARS Case 2013-D004:  Clauses with Alternates; Quality Assurance.  (March 28, 2014)

DFARS Case 2013-D026:  Clauses with Alternates; Research and Development Contracting.  (March 28, 2014)

DFARS Case 2014-D007:  Pilot Program on Acquisition of Military Purpose Nondevelopmental Items.  (March 28, 2014)

Technical Amendments.  (March 28, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2014-006:  Delete regulations
relating to the year 2000 compliance.  (March 25, 2014)

Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation

Contractor Performance Information.  (March 24, 2014)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

Correction to Acquisition of Items for which Federal Prison Industries Has a Significant Market Share.  (March 24, 2014)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2014-O0013:  Prohibition Against Using Fiscal year 2014 Funds to Contract with Entities Convicted of Fraud Against the Federal Government.  (March 21, 2014)

Department of the Treasury Acquisition Regulation

Contract Clause on Minority and Women Inclusion in Contractor Workforce.  (March 20, 2014)

More Rules

More Small Business

Protests

Comptroller General

Evaluators' scoring.  See Management Systems International, Inc., B-409415, B-409415.2: Apr 2, 2014(April 15, 2014) 


BLOGS

Emptor Cautus

Is “Neutral” Neutral?. Read.

Don Mansfield

Section 1331 Authorities: A Primer. Read.

 

Vern Edwards

What is a contract? What is contract management? Read.

 Professor Ralph Nash

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

NCMA Executive Director

LPTA: Misplaced Controversy? Read

 

Wifcon Blog

Offer and Acceptance, Contracting Authority, Etc.  Read

Bob Antonio

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


Earlier

Protests

Comptroller General

Unbalanced bid.  See JCMCS, B-409407: Apr 8, 2014 (April 14, 2014)

Price realism, comparison of price to the median price.  See Kilda Group, LLC, B-409144, B-409144.2: Jan 29, 2014(April 14, 2014)

Court of Federal Claims

Source selection decision, government-furnished equipment.  See FCN, Inc. v. U. S., No. 13-616C, April 4, 2014.  (April 10, 2014)

Comptroller General

Restrictive provisions.  See Government and Military Certification Systems, Inc., B-409420: Apr 2, 2014 (April 7, 2014)

Failure to submit a price for an alternative line item, responsive bid.  See Hamilton Pacific Chamberlain, LLC, B-409208.2: Apr 3, 2014 (April 7, 2014)

Justification and approval.  See Coulson Aviation (USA) Inc.; 10 Tanker Air Carrier, LLC; Minden Air Corp., B-409356.2, B-409356.3, B-409356.4, B-409356.5, B-409356.6: Mar 31, 2014.  (April 3, 2014)

Past performance, affiliates.  See Ma-Chis Kawv V, LLC, B-409344: Mar 20, 2014.  (April 3, 2014)

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act.  See CMS Contract Management Services, the Housing Authority of the City of Bremerton . . . ., et al.  (March 26, 2014)

Court of Federal Claims

Nonresponsive offer, certificate of competency.  See Manus Medical, LLC v. U. S. and Marathon Medical, LLC, No. 14-26C, March 19, 2014 (March 24, 2014)

Job Corps center, small business set-aside, Rule of Two.  See Management & Training Corp. v. U. S., No 12-683C, March 14, 2014 (March 24, 2014)

Comptroller General

Ambiguous, performance requirements.  See SEK Solutions, LLC, B-406939.2: Feb 27, 2014(March 24, 2014)

OCI plan submitted by email,  no delivery notification.  See  DJW Consulting, LLC, B-408846.3: Dec 18, 2013 (March 21, 2014)

Patent ambiguity, duty to inquire.  See ARKRAY USA, Inc., B-408981.4: Mar 5, 2014(March 20, 2014)

Opportunity to respond to adverse past performance information.  See Professional Performance Development Group, Inc., B-408925: Dec 31, 2013 (March 18, 2014)

Evaluators' handwritten evaluation sheets, destroyed, summary document.  See Custom Pak, Inc.; M-Pak, Inc., B-409308, B-409308.2, B-409308.3, B-409308.4: Mar 4, 2014 (March 17, 2014)

Material misrepresentation, bait and switch.  See Custom Pak, Inc.; M-Pak, Inc., B-409308, B-409308.2, B-409308.3, B-409308.4: Mar 4, 2014 (March 17, 2014)

More Legal

Audits

Government Accountability Office

Defense Contracting:  DOD's Use of Class Justifications for Sole-Source Contracts.  (April 17, 2014) 


Earlier

Legislation

The legislation page is updated.  (April 14, 2014)

News

Department of Defense

Small Business Administrator Visits Military Entrepreneur Class.  (April 16, 2014) 

Department of Energy

Enforcement Letter, WEL-2014-01 - April 10, 2014 (April 16, 2014) 

Department of Justice

Contractor To Pay $1.1 Million To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  (April 16, 2014) 

Department of Justice

Virginia man charged with misuse of
Government credit card
.  (April 15, 2014)

Defense Logistics Agency

Troop Support contract team earns Strategic Goal Award.  (April 11, 2014)

Department of Justice

Companies Pay $1.9 Million to Settle Claims of Misrepresenting Disadvantaged Small Business Status on Military Contracts.  (April 10, 2014)

Ohio man and company charged with fraud for making false representations about.  (April 10, 2014)

Defense Logistics Agency

Auctions help select vendors for next round of surplus property sales.  (April 9, 2014)

Small Business Administration

SBA Announces National Small Business Week.  (April 9, 2014)

Department of Justice

Construction company will pay $2.4 million to settle alleged fraud committed in connection with a public works project.  (April 8, 2014)

Former Vice President of Government Contracting Company Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Bribery.  (April 7, 2014)

Co-Owner of New Jersey Supply Company Pleads Guilty to Making False Statement at a debarment proceeding.  (April 7, 2014)

Professor Convicted In Scheme To Defraud The National Science Foundation And For Obtaining Kickbacks From Students’ Stipends.  (April 2, 2014)

Contractor pay $3.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act.  (April 1, 2014)

Maryland Man Pleads Guilty To Defrauding SBA Disadvantaged Small Business Program And IRS.  (March 31, 2014)

Firm Pays $500,000 to Resolve Allegations it Violated the Buy American Act by Selling Foreign-Made Medical Devices to Army.  (March 28, 2014)

Small Business Administration

SBA Honors Nation’s Top Small Businesses.  (March 25, 2014)

Department of Justice

Utah Construction Company to Pay Government to Settle Alleged False Claims in Connection with Program for Small and Disadvantaged Businesses.  (March 24, 2014)

Former Employee of Navy Contractor Pleads Guilty in International Navy Bribery Scandal.  (March 19, 2014)

AMENDED: Government Contractor Pleads Guilty to Submitting False Claims.  (March 19, 2014)

Maryland Man Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Two Government Contractors of More Than $635,000.  (March 13, 2014)

Audits

Department of Defense

Defense Hotline Allegations Concerning the Fort Huachuca, Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground Contract Administration and Oversight Functions.  (April 15, 2014)

Department of Health and Human Services

Offshore Outsourcing of Administrative Functions by State Medicaid Agencies.  (April 15, 2014)

Department of Defense

Army Financial Improvement Plans Generally Managed Effectively, but Better Contract Management Needed.  (April 9, 2014)

Department of Agriculture

Rural Development Procurement Controls.  (pdf)  (April 7, 2014)

Department of Defense

Health Care:  DoD Did Not Negotiate Rates With Overseas Health Care Providers and Generally Paid Claims as Billed.  (April 3, 2014)

Government Accountability Office

Missile Defense:  Mixed Progress in Achieving Acquisition Goals and Improving Accountability.  (April 2, 2014)

General Services Administration

Audit of the Postpayment Audit Process: Transportation Audits Division Federal Acquisition Service.  (April 1, 2014)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Review of the Lease Awarded to Westar Development Company, LLC for the Butler, Pennsylvania Health Care Center.  (April 1, 2014)

Department of Defense

DoD Considered Small Business Innovation Research Intellectual Property Protections in Phase III Contracts, but Program Improvements Are Needed.  (March 28, 2014)

Department of Justice

Audit of the Federal Bureau of Prisons' Efforts to Improve Acquisition Through Strategic Sourcing.  (pdf)  (March 28, 2014)

Government Accountability Office

Major Automated Information Systems:  Selected Defense Programs Need to Implement Key Acquisition Practices.  (March 28, 2014)

Federal Contracting:  Noncompetitive Contracts Based on Urgency Need Additional Oversight.  (March 27, 2014)

International Food Aid:  Better Agency Collaboration Needed to Assess and Improve Emergency Food Aid Procurement System.  (March 27, 2014)

General Services Administration

Major Issues from Multiple Award Schedule Audits.  (March 26, 2014)

Department of Health and Human Services

Hurricane Sandy Grant and Contract Vulnerabilities.  (March 21, 2014)

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