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Rules & Tools

Department of Defense

Implementation of DFARS Clause 252.204-7012, Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting (September 22, 2017)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information collection

Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer (September 22, 2017)


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Rules & Tools

Department of Energy

Implementation of Division D, Titles III and V, and Division E, Title VII of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, Pub.L. No 115-31 (September 21, 2017)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NFS Case 2017-N014:  Revised Voucher and Invoice Submission and Payment Process (September 18, 2017)

Small Business Administration

Small Business Size Standards:  Class Waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule.  (September 18, 2017)

SBA Makes Changes to its Surety Bond Program (September 18, 2017)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2017-O0010:  Independent Research and Development.  (September 18, 2017)

Class Deviation 2017-O0009:  Products and Services from the African Host Nation-Djibouti.  (September 18, 2017)

Wide Area Workflow Contract Closeout Module.  (September 7, 2017)

Class Deviation 2017-O0008:  Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Waiver of Certain Clause Requirements in Contracts for Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts.  (September 6, 2017)

Class Deviation 2017-O0007:  Special Emergency Procurement Authorities.  (September 6, 2017)

Department of Energy

Hurricane Harvey National Interest Exemption (September 6, 2017)

Civilian Agency Acquisition Council

Letter 17-03:  Class Deviation from the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to exercise Special Emergency Procurement Authorities.  (September 5, 2017)

Department of Veterans Affair

VA Veteran-Owned Small Business Verification Guidelines.  (September 1, 2017)

Department of State

Convening of Accountability Review Board . . .  Surrounding Deaths of Local Guard Contractors Providing Security for U.S. Government in Kabul (August 29, 2017)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information collection

Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Procurements Under Services and Construction Contracts (August 28, 2017)

Department of Defense

Federal Procurement Data System, Version 1.5 Certification and Deployment Requirements (August 25, 2017)

Department of Energy

OMB Memorandum M-17-29, Best-in-Class Mandatory Solution - Package Delivery Services (August 25, 2017)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Regulatory Agenda

Semiannual Regulatory Agenda.  (August 24, 2017)

Information Request

Certification of Independent Price Determination, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Compliance, and Preventing Personal Conflicts of Interest (August 25, 2017)

Zero Burden Information Collection Reports (August 23, 2017)

Federal Transit Administration

Pilot Program for Nonprofit Cooperative Procurements (August 22, 2017)

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Protests

Comptroller General

Outside the scope of GSA schedule contract.  See Bluewater Management Group, LLC B-414785: Sep 18, 2017 (September 22, 2017)


BLOGS

Vern Edwards

The Problem of Proposal-Based Competition. Read.

Emptor Cautus

Acquisition Reform ― It’s Soylent Green!  Read.

NCMA Executive Director

The Prime/Sub Conundrum. Read

Wifcon Blog

A Contracting Officer In The Midst Of A Maelstrom.  Read

Don Mansfield

FAR/DFARS/DoD Class Deviations Provision and Clause Matrix. Read.

Emptor Cautus

April Fools’ Day in Federal Acquisition. Read.

Bob Antonio

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


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Protests

Court of Federal Claims

Discussions Generally.  See Iron Bow Technologies, LLC v. U. S. and Alamo City Engineer Services, Inc., No. 17-603C September 14, 2017 (September 20, 2017)

Comptroller General

Broad Discretion of source selection officials, highest-rated, lowest-priced proposal.  See Olgoonik Global Security, LLC, B-414762, B-414762.2: Sep 8, 2017 (September 19, 2017)

Source Selection Authority’s selection decision.  See The Arcanum Group, Inc. B-413682.2, B-413682.3: Mar 29, 2017 (September 18, 2017)

Small buisiness set-aside.  Rule-of-two, sole-source.  See Synchrogenix Information Strategies, LLC B-414068.4: Sep 8, 2017 (September 14, 2017)

Certificate of Competency.  See Sea Box, Inc. B-414742: Sep 6, 2017

(September 11, 2017)

Jurisdiction, subcontract.  See The Boeing Company; Bombardier, Inc. B-414706, B-414380.2: Aug 25, 2017 (September 8, 2017)

Incomplete pricing proposal, clarifications, fair and reasonable price.  See FedResults, Inc. B-414641: Aug 8, 2017 (September 8, 2017)

Limitation on subcontracting.  See Crosstown Courier Service, Inc. B-414752: Sep 1, 2017. (September 6, 2017)

Court of Federal Claims

Service-disabled veteran-owned small business, AbilityOne Procurement List.  See PDS Consultants Inc. v. U. S. and  Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind, Inc., No. 16-1063C, September 1, 2017(September 5, 2017)

Comptroller General

Responsibility determination, pending bankruptcy.  See SaxmanOne, LLC B-414748, B-414748.3: Aug 22, 2017.  (September 1, 2017)

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Audits

General Services Administration

Audit of GSA's Fiscal Year 2016 Travel Card Program (September 22, 2017)


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News

Department of Defense

Read the internal blurb about "Reforming Business Practices."  (September 21, 2017)

Department of Justice

Owner of Durable Medical Equipment Company Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud (September 20, 2017)

Pharmacist And His Employee Convicted Of Over $30 Million Health Care Fraud Against Military Insurance Program (September 19, 2017)

Defense Logistics Agency

New small business contract yields multiple rewards (September 19, 2017)

Department of Energy

Annual Call Letter for 2018 Procurement Evaluation & Re-Engineering Team (PERT) Volunteers.  (September 14, 2017)

Department of Justice

Contractor to Pay $5 Million In False Claims Act Settlement.  (September 14, 2017)

Contractor and CEO Settle Civil Fraud Allegations.  (September 14, 2017)

Environmental Protection Agency

EPA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution and Public Involvement Contract Needs Better Management.  (September 13, 2017)

Government Accountability Office

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services:  Analysis of Contracting Data (September 13, 2017)

Weapon Systems Management:  Product Support Managers' Perspectives on Factors Critical to Influencing Sustainment-Related Decisions (September 13, 2017)

Department of Justice

Former Commerce Employee Sentenced for Bribery Scheme (September 11, 2017)

Defendant Entered into Millions of Dollars of Contracts with the U.S. During Debarment by Concealing His Involvement (September 11, 2017)

Husband and Wife Charged with Bribery (August 28, 2017)

Defense Contract Management Agency

My DCMA: Contracts supervisory team leader (August 22, 2017)

Audits

Government Accountability Office

Information Technology Modernization:  Corporation for National and Community Service Needs to Develop a System That Supports Grant Monitoring (September 19, 2017)

Small Business Administration

FY 2017 Evaluation of SBA's Charge Card Programs (September 18, 2017)

Department of Defense

Joint Requirements Oversight Council Procurement Quantity Validation Process for Major Defense Acquisition Programs (Redacted) (September 12, 2017)

General Services Administration

PBS Did Not Administer a Tulsa, Oklahoma Lease in Accordance with Policy, Resulting in Unfit Conditions (September 12, 2017)

Department of Energy

Assessment of Safety System Management at the Savannah River Site Defense Waste Processing Facility (September 11, 2017)

Environmental Protection Agency

EPA’s Travel Card Program at Low Risk for Unauthorized Purchases (September 7, 2017)

Department of Veterans Affair

Review of Alleged Continued Misuse of VA Funds To Develop the Health Care Claims Processing System (September 7, 2017)

Government Accountability Office

Navy Unmanned Aerial Refueling System:  Acquisition Addresses Validated Requirements and Reflects a Knowledge-Based Approach (September 7, 2017)

Foreign Military Sales: Kenyan Request for Armed Aircraft (September 6, 2017)

Department of Energy

Enterprise Assessments Assessment of Work Planning and Control at the Argonne National Laboratory.  (September 5, 2017)

Government Accountability Office

Defense Contracted Services:  DOD Needs to Reassess Key Leadership Roles and Clarify Policies for Requirements Review Boards.  (September 1, 2017)

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