Rules & Tools

Small Business

Rules & Tools

Department Of Defense

Integrated Cost Analysis Team Support to Major Proposals.  (October 22, 2014)

General Services Administration

GSAR Case 2014-G501:  Progressive Awards and Monthly Quantity Allocations.  (October 22, 2014)

GSAR Case 2013-G501:  Qualifications of Offerors.  (October 21, 2014)

Small Business Administration

Correction to Small Business Size Standards: Industries with Employee Based Size Standards Not Part of Manufacturing, Wholesale Trade, or Retail Trade.  (October 20, 2014)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List:  

Bureau of the Fiscal Service

Surety Companies Doing Business with the United States.  (October 16, 2014)

Small Business Administration

Agent Revocation and Suspension Procedures.  (October 16, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Class Deviation 2015-O0001:  Operation United Assistance.  (pdf)  (October 16, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Collection

Public Voucher for Purchases and Services Other than Personal.  (October 16, 2014)

Office of United States of the Trade Representative

Agreement on Government Procurement:  Effective Date of Amendments for the Netherlands with respect to Aruba.  (October 15, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-77

Introduction.  (October 14, 2014)

FAR Case 2009-016:  Federal Contracting Programs fo Minority-Owned and Other Small Businesses.  (October 14, 2014)

FAR Case 2011-023:  Irrevocable Letters of Credit.  (October 14, 2014)

FAR Case 2012-023:  Uniform Procurement Identification.  (October 14, 2014)

Small Entity Compliance Guide.  (October 14, 2014)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2011-D038:  Deletion of Text Implementing 10 U.S.C. 2323.  (October 14, 2014)

DFARS Case 2014-D011:  Flowdown of Specialty Metals Restrictions.  (October 14, 2014)

DFARS Case 2014-D012:  Ocean Transportation by U.S. Flag Vessels.  (October 14, 2014)

Department of the Interior

Accelerated Payments to Small Business Contractors and Small Business Subcontractors.  (pdf)  (October 14, 2014)

Department of Labor

Fair Labor Standards Act: Domestic Service; Time-Limited Non-Enforcement Policy.  (October 9, 2014)

Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors.  (October 7, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Collection

Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards.  (October 7, 2014)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Patents and Other Intellectual Property Rights.  (October 6, 2014)

Department Of Transportation

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise; Modifications.  (October 2, 2014)

More Rules

More Small Business


Comptroller General

Impaired objectivity organizational conflict of interest.  See Q2 Administrators, LLC, B-410028: Oct 14, 2014 (October 23, 2014)


Wifcon Blog

Why GAGAS Should Make You Gag.  Read

Vern Edwards

The Definitions Contest: The Winner. Read.

NCMA Executive Director

The Complications of Cost and Pricing. Read


Emptor Cautus

FAR Eliminates Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA).  Read.

Don Mansfield

Section 1331 Authorities: A Primer. 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

Source selection decision, best value procurement, selection of lower priced proposal.  See Bahrain Maritime & Mercantile International BSC(C) v. U. S. No.14-720C, October 21, 2014.  (October 22, 2014)

Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006,  revocation of certification status, ownership issues outside the scope of protest, Administrative Procedure Act.  See AmBuild Company, LLC v. U. S., No. 14-786C, October 16, 2014 (October 20, 2014)

Comptroller General

Patent ambiguity.  See MEDI/e-Imagedata Corporation, B-410018: Sep 30, 2014(October 8, 2014)

Major subcontractors, patent ambiguity.  See Superior Government Solutions, B-409475.4, B-409475.5: Sep 25, 2014(October 8, 2014)

Davis-Bacon rates, lack of commitment to pay.  See Federal Builders, LLC-The James R. Belk Trust, B-409952, B-409952.2: Sep 26, 2014.  (October 8, 2014)

Court of Federal Claims

Size standard determination.  See RLB Contracting Inc. v. U. S., No. 14-651C, October 3, 2014.  (October 7, 2014)

Late proposal, unanticipated interruption in normal government processes, government office designated for receipt of offers, offeror's office.  See Global Military Marketing, Inc. v. U. S., No. 14-622C, September 29, 2014.  (October 6, 2014)

Comptroller General

Time-and-materials contract, source selection authority's decision, award to proposal with lowest price that was 54.8 and 91.9 percent lower.  See PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; IBM U.S. Federal, B-409885, B-409885.2, B-409885.3,B-409885.4, B-409885.5, B-409885.6: Sep 5, 2014.  (October 6, 2014)

More Legal


Department of Justice

Former Security Contractor Employees Found Guilty of Charges in Fatal Nisur Square Shooting in Iraq.  (October 23, 2014)

Cyber-Criminal Gets 2 Yrs in Jail or Hacking the Government Computer Systems.  (October 23, 2014)



Department of Justice

Virginia Executive indicted for fraudulently receiving Confidential information About VA Construction Projects.  (October 21, 2014)

A Department of Veterans Affairs Official and Durable Medical Equipment Vendor Charged with Health Care Fraud.  (October 20, 2014)

Department Of Defense

FY14 Procurement Management Review "Year in Review" Newsletter.  (pdf)  (October 20, 2014)

Small-business Contracting on the Rise.  (October 15, 2014)

Publication of August 2014 Contract Data and Contract Reporting Scorecards.  (pdf)  (October 15, 2014)

Contractor Past Performance Assessment Reporting - 4th Quarter FY 2014.  (pdf)  (October 15, 2014)

Department of Justice

Former Financial Administrator at Bureau of Prisons is Sentenced for Submitting False Document.  (October 14, 2014)

Contractor Pays $23 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  (October 14, 2014)

Defense Contractor Agrees to Pay $13.7 Million to Settle Allegations of Overbilling.  (October 8, 2014)

Mississippi Man Pleads Guilty to Paying Bribes to Employees at Military Base for Freight Business.  (October 8, 2014)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Deputy Chief Procurement Officer, Veterans Health Administration Procurement & Logistics Office, Proposed for Removal.  (October 7, 2014)

National Nuclear Security Administration

Preliminary Notice of Violation for violations of Department of Energy's classified information security program requirements.  (October 6, 2014)

General Services Administration

GSA to Test Commercial Car Sharing as New Federal Fleet Solution.  (October 6, 2014)

Department of Justice

Five Army National Guard Officials and One Civilian Charged With Bribery.  (October 3, 2014)

Former FBI Special Agent and Co-Defendant Plead Guilty to Conspiracy, Bribery, and Obstruction of Justice Scheme.  (October 2, 2014)

National Nuclear Security Administration

Nuclear Safety Enforcement Letter issued.  (October 1, 2014)


Department Of Energy

Issues Pertaining to the Termination of Ms. Donna Busche, a Contractor Employee at the Waste Treatment Plant Project.  (October 21, 2014)

Department Of Commerce

Audit of the Department's Cloud Computing Efforts Identified Contractual Deficiencies.  (October 20, 2014)

Government Accountability Office

Nuclear Weapons:  Some Actions Have Been Taken to Address Challenges with the Uranium Processing Facility Design.  (October 14, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Policy Changes Needed at Defense Contract Management Agency to Ensure Forward Pricing Rates Result in Fair and Reasonable Contract Pricing.  (October 10, 2014)

Department Of Energy

Alleged Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Mismanagement at a Department of Energy Site Office.  (October 6, 2014)

General Services Administration

Reimbursable Work Authorizations for the Peachtree Summit Building Violated Appropriations Law and GSA Policy.  (docx)  (October 3, 2014)

Department Of Homeland Security

FEMA’s Logistics Supply Chain Management System May Not Be Effective During a Catastrophic Disaster.  (pdf)  (October 2, 2014)

Department Of Agriculture

Review of USDA Contract Databases.   (pdf)  (October 2, 2014)

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