Rules & Tools

Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation

Withdrawal of Agency Warrant Program for Individual Cooperating Country National Personal Services Contractors.  (June 23, 2017)

Department of Defense

Improving Compliance with the Berry Amendment and Buy American Act.  (June 22, 2017)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS-RRTF-2017-01:  Subgroup to DoD Regulatory Reform Task Force, Review of DFARS Part 252 Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses.  (June 20, 2017)

Department of Energy

Removal of Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule and Executive Order 13673 (June 16, 2017)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List

Civilian Agency Acquisition Council

Class Deviation from the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to remove the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces final rule.  (June 13, 2017)

Department of Defense

Standardization of Roles and Responsibilities within the Department of Defense Enterprise Procurement Systems (June 1, 2017)

Federal Travel Regulation System

Evaluation of Existing Federal Travel Regulations.  (May 30, 2017)

Department of Defense

Fiscal Year 2018 Procurement Management Review Program (May 30, 2017)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Service Contracts Reporting Requirements (May 30, 2017)

VA Acquisition Regulation

Revise and Streamline Acquisition Regulation to Adhere to Federal Acquisition Regulation Principles.  (May 17, 2017)

Department of Defense

Improving Contractor Past Performance Assessments.  (May 17, 2017)

The White House

Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure (May 12, 2017)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Preaward Survey Forms.  (May 9, 2017)

Department of Energy

Acquisition Guide Chapter 70.2701, Patent and Data Rights (May 1, 2017)

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Comptroller General

Competitive range.  See Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. B-414360: May 19, 2017 (June 28, 2017)


Vern Edwards

When a source selection takes longer than World War II. Read.

Emptor Cautus

Acquisition Reform ― Itís 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 Foolsí Day in Federal Acquisition. Read.

Bob Antonio

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



Comptroller General

Solicitation requirements.  See Glock, Inc. B-414401: Jun 5, 2017 (June 26, 2017)

Past performance, questionnaire, sister companies.  See PacArctic, LLC B-413914.3, B-413914.4: May 30, 2017 (June 22, 2017)

Past performance, neutral rating.  See SITEC Consulting, LLC; VariQ Corporation; Logistics Systems, Inc. B-413526.4, B-413526.5, B-413526.6, B-413526.7: Apr 3, 2017 (June 21, 2017)

Timeliness, FSS procurement, debriefing exception, contracting officer's mischaracterization.  See IR Technologies B-414430, B-414430.2, B-414430.3: Jun 6, 2017 (June 20, 2017)

Unequally evaluation of price quotations.  See Red River Computer Company, Inc. B-414183.4, B-414183.6, B-414183.7: Jun 2, 2017 (June 19, 2017)

Price realism evaluation, offeror's understanding of technical requirements.  See Next Tier Concepts, Inc.; MAXIMUS Federal Services, Inc. B-414337, B-414337.2: May 15, 2017.  (June 14, 2017)

Termination of awarded contracts, cancellation of solicitation, post-award alterations of the record, integrity of procurement process, changed requirements.  See EDC Consulting, LLC; Cybermedia Technologies, Inc.; et al  B-414175.10, et al. Jun 9, 2017.  (June 13, 2017)

Organizational conflict of interest:  Biased Ground Rules, Unequal Access to Information, Impaired Objectivity.  See Accenture Federal Services, LLC B-414268.3, B-414268.4, B-414268.5: May 30, 2017 (June 12, 2017)

Outside the scope of its schedule contract.  Knight Point Systems, LLC B-414183.3, B-414183.5: May 31, 2017 (June 9, 2017)

Rejected proposal, unavailable facility.  See   Bannum, Inc. B-414336: May 15, 2017 (June 7, 2017)

Past performance, relevance, documentation.  See TOTE Services, Inc. B-414295, B-414295.2: Apr 25, 2017 (June 6, 2017)

More Legal


Department of Energy

Enforcement Notice of Intent to Investigate issued. (1) (June 28, 2017)

Enforcement Notice of Intent to Investigate issued (2).  (June 28, 2017)

Department of Justice

North Carolina Defense Contractor Pleads Guilty to $15 Million Fraud (June 28, 2017)

Defense Contractor Sentenced To 30 Months In Federal Prison For $53 Million Procurement Fraud And Illegal Gratuities Scheme (June 28, 2017)


Government Accountability Office

Weapon Systems: Prototyping Has Benefited Acquisition Programs, but More Can Be Done to Support Innovation Initiatives (June 28, 2017)



The Legislation page is updated.  (June 26, 2017)


National Nuclear Security Administration

Improper Shipment from Los Alamos National Laboratory (June 26, 2017)

Defense Contract Management Agency

My DCMA: Contract Administrator (June 23, 2017)

Defense Logistics Agency

Employees, contractors must now report all foreign travel, other activities See Directive.  (June 22, 2017)

Department of Justice

Former Commerce Employee Convicted of Bribery Scheme (June 19, 2017)

Federal Government Contractor Sentenced to Prison for Providing Bribes in a Government Contract Fraud Scheme (June 19, 2017)

General Service Administration

GSA Adds Hundreds of Small Businesses to the 8(a) STARS II GWAC Contract (June 16, 2017)

House of Representatives

The Federal Information Technology Acquisiion Reform Act (FITARA) Scorecard 4.0 (June 14, 2017)


Government Accountability Office

Operational Contract Support:  Actions Needed to Enhance Capabilities in the Pacific Region (June 26, 2017)

Army Contracting: Leadership Lacks Information Needed To Evaluate and Improve Operations (June 23, 2017)

Army Weapon System Requirements:  Need to Address Workforce Shortfalls to Make Necessary Improvements (June 23, 2017)

Government Accountability Office

Supply Chain Management:  DOD Could More Efficiently Use Its Distribution Centers (June 22, 2017)

Defense Infrastructure:  Additional Data and Guidance Needed for Alternatively Financed Energy Projects (June 21, 2017)

Department of Energy

Assessment of the Pantex Plant 2017 Full-Scale Exercise (June 20, 2017)

Assessment of Work Planning and Control at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (June 20, 2017)

Department of Homeland Security

Lessons Learned from Prior Reports on CBP's SBI and Acquisitions Related to Securing our Border.  (June 15, 2017)

Government Accountability Office

Ford-Class Aircraft Carrier:  Follow-On Ships Need More Frequent and Accurate Cost Estimates to Avoid Pitfalls of Lead Ship (June 14, 2017)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Review of Alleged Unauthorized Commitments for Prosthetic Purchases at VA Network Contracting Office 3 (June 13, 2017)

Government Accountability Office

Armored Commercial Vehicles:  DOD Has Procurement Guidance, but Army Could Take Actions to Enhance Inspections and Oversight (June 12, 2017)

Satellite Acquisitions:  Agencies May Recover a Limited Portion of Contract Value When Satellites Fail (June 12, 2017)

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