Rules & Tools

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NFS Case 2015-N004:  NASA Capitalization Threshold.  (August 27, 2015)

Department of Energy

Acquisition Letters No. AL 2015-35 - POLICY FLASH 2015-35:  Implementation of the Management & Operating Subcontract Reporting Capability (MOSRC) and Special H Clause.  (August 27, 2015)


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Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2015-D005:  Acquisition of the American Flag.  (August 26, 2015)

DFARS Case 2014-D023:  Contractor Personnel Supporting U.S. Armed Forces Deployed Outside the U.S.  (August 26, 2015)

DFARS Case 2015-D014:  Contracts or Delivery Orders Issued by a Non-DoD Agency.  (August 26, 2015)

DFARS Case 2014-D021:  Item Unique Identification Prescription Correction.  (August 26, 2015)

DFARS Case 2013-D018:  Network Penetration Reporting and Contracting for Cloud Services.  (August 26, 2015)

DFARS Case 2015-D006:  Use of Military Construction Funds.  (August 26, 2015)

Department of Energy

Revision to Acquisition Guide Chapter 15.2 - Unsolicited Proposals.  (August 26, 2015)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

CFR Correction:  Application of Labor Laws to Government Acquisitions.  (August 25, 2015)

CFR Correction:  Quality Assurance.  (August 25, 2015)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List:  

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Correcting amendments (August 19, 2015)

Department of Defense

Past Performance Information Retrieval System - Statistical Reporting.  (pdf)  (August 18, 2015)

Department of Defense

Data Call for AbilityOne Contract Management Support.  (pdf)  (August 13, 2015)

Food and Nutrition Service

Procurement and Implementation of Electronic Benefit Transfer Services for SNAP and WIC Programs (August 12, 2015)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Safety and Health Measures and Mishap Reporting.  (August 12, 2015)

Department of Defense

DoD Assistance to Non-Government, Entertainment-Oriented Media Productions.  (August 10, 2015)

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Use of Accreditation in Lieu of Commercial Grade Surveys for Procurement of Laboratory Calibration and Test Services.  See ADAMS Accession No. ML15090A236.  (August 10, 2015)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2014-025:  Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces; Second Extension of Time for Comments.  (August 5, 2015)

Office of Management and Budget

North American Industry Classification System; Updates for 2017.  (August 4, 2015)

Department of Defense

Proper Use of GSA Federal Supply Schedule Contracts - A Reminder.  (pdf)  (August 4, 2015)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2014-D025:  Partial Withdrawal of Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds.  (August 3, 2015)

DFARS Case 2013-D034:  Evaluating Price Reasonableness for Commercial Items.  (August 3, 2015)

General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation

GSAR Case 2015-G508:  Removal of Unnecessary Construction Clauses and Editorial Changes.  (July 30, 2015)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Service Contracting.  (July 23, 2015)

National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Correction to the National Aeronautics And Space Administration.  (July 21, 2015)

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Comptroller General

Independent judgment in making his selection decision, identical decision statements in source selection decision document.  See  Noble Supply and Logistics, B-410788.4, B-410788.5, B-410788.6, B-410788.7: Jul 29, 2015.  (August 27, 2015)


Don Mansfield

FAR 52.212-1 Tailored for SAP (Final Version). Read.

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.



Comptroller General

Definitive responsibility criterion.  See Bannum, Inc. B-407079.2, B-407079.3: Jul 14, 2015(August 26, 2015)

Technical evaluation.  See Starry Associates, Inc. B-410968.2: Aug 11, 2015.  (August 25, 2015)

Service-disabled veteran-owned small business set-aside.  See Fire Risk Management, Inc. B-411552: Aug 20, 2015(August 24, 2015)

Responsibility determination, pending False Claims Act cases.   See DynCorp International LLC B-411465, B-411465.2: Aug 4, 2015(August 24, 2015)

Small business set-aside, whether the agency was aware of interest on the part of small businesses capable of performing the work.  See Rice Services, Inc. B-411540, B-411540.2: Aug 20, 2015.  (August 21, 2015)

Cancellation of Invitation for Bids.  See Retro Environmental, Inc. B-411457.3: Aug 19, 2015.  (August 20, 2015)

Request for Reconsideration, protest sustained, agency actions, costs of preparing quotation, protest and request for reconsideration costs.  See SCB Solutions, Inc.--Reconsideration B-410450.2: Aug 12, 2015.  (August 14, 2015)

Late bid, jurisdiction, scrap metal, agency destruction of electronic files.  See Al-Tahouna Al-Ahliah General Trading & Contracting Company W.L.L. B-411505: Aug 11, 2015.  (August 13, 2015)

Time to respond to a solicitation amendment. See Latvian Connection, LLC B-411489: Aug 11, 2015 (August 13, 2015)

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Department of Justice

Management and Operating Contractor Agrees to Pay $4.7 Million to Resolve Allegations Related to Lobbying Activities.  (August 24, 2015)

Contractor Agrees to Pay $2.8 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  (August 21, 2015)

Contractor Agrees to Pay $2.8 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  (August 21, 2015)

Contractor Agrees to Forego at Least $30 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations.  (August 20, 2015)

Former civilian contractor admits stealing equipment from Camp Pendleton.  (August 20, 2015)

Department of Defense

Compliance with Terminations for Default and Cause Reporting Requirements Tracker - Fiscal Year 2014 through Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2015.  (pdf)  (August 13, 2015)

Department of Justice

Former Executive Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Bribe Panamanian Officials (August 13, 2015)

Contractor Indicted for Involvement in Illegal Kickback Scheme and Tax Evasion.  (August 5, 2015)

Business Owner Sentenced for Fraudulently Obtaining More than $2.6 Million in Government Contracts.  (August 4, 2015)


General Services Administration

Implementation Review of Action Plan: Improper Management Intervention in Multiple Award Schedule Contracts Federal Supply Schedule 70 - Information Technology Contracts, Federal Acquisition Service.  (August 17, 2015)

Department of Defense

Naval Personnel Can Improve Compliance With the Berry Amendment and the Buy American Act.  (August 14, 2015)

Department of Energy

Treatment of Salt Waste at the Savannah River Site (August 13, 2015)

Government Accountability Office

Defense Contracts:  DOD's Requests for Information from Contractors to Assess Prices (August 13, 2015)

Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle:  The Air Force Needs to Adopt an Incremental Approach to Future Acquisition Planning to Enable Incorporation of Lessons Learned (August 12, 2015)

Federal Supply Schedules: More Attention Needed to Competition and Prices (August 11, 2015)

Postal Service

Oversight of Expense Purchase Cards.  (pdf)  (August 11, 2015)

Use of Leased Fleet Trailers Northeast Area.  (August 11, 2015)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Review of Healthcare Services Contracts at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (August 10, 2015)

Department of Defense

U.S. Army Generally Designed Adequate Controls to Monitor Contractor Performance at the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center, but Additional Controls Are Needed.  (August 10, 2015)

Marine Corps Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar Program Management Met Acquisition Guidelines Intent, but Risks Remain.  (August 7, 2015)

Department of Energy

Allegations Regarding Information Technology Procurement at Bonneville Power Administration.  (August 7, 2015)

Subcontract Administration at Selected Department of Energy Management and Operating Contractors.  (August 6, 2015)

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