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Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2014-001:  Incorporating Section K in Contracts.  (April 23, 2014) 


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Rules & Tools

Department of Defense

Improving Federal Procurement Data System Reporting.  (pdf)  (April 22, 2014) 

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2013-D014:  Clauses with Alternates-Contract Financing.  (April 21, 2014)

DFARS Case 2012-D057:  Clauses with Alternates-Transportation.  (April 21, 2014)

DFARS Case 2013-D023:  Contracting Officers Representative.  (April 21, 2014)

DFARS Case 2014-D006:  Photovoltaic Devices.  (April 21, 2014)

Department of Defense

Policy and Guidance on Peformance-Based Payments.  (pdf)  (April 21, 2014)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List:  

Department of the Interior

DIAPR 2014-01:  Funding Contract Actions.  (pdf)  (April 18, 2014) 

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Contract Financing.  (April 18, 2014) 

General Services Administration

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

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)

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)

More Rules

More Small Business

Protests

Court of Federal Claims

Interested party, standing.  See Hughes Group, LLC v. U. S. and Management Services Northwest, Inc., No. 14-155C, April 22, 2014.  (April 23, 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

Court of Federal Claims

Limitation on subcontracting.  See Hyperion, Inc. v. U. S., No. 13-1012C, April 17, 2014.  (April 21, 2014) 

Comptroller General

Past performance, relevance.  See A&D General Contracting, Inc., B-409429: Apr 17, 2014 (April 21, 2014) 

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

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)

More Legal

News

Office of Federal Procurement Policy

Open Dialogue on Improving Federal Procurement (April 23, 2014) 

Audits

Department of Health and Human Services

Vulnerabilities in the HHS Small Business Innovation Research Program.  (April 23, 2014) 


Legislation

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

News

Department of Justice

Former CEO California Company Guilty of Bilking Navy by Selling $2.6 Million in Knock-Off Batteries Used on Aircraft Carriers and Subs.  (April 21, 2014) 

Navy Petty Officer Based in Japan Charged in International Bribery Scandal.  (April 18, 2014)  

Pennsylvania Man Who Sold Counterfeit Military Goods Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison(April 18, 2014)  

Department of Defense

Acquisition Community Works to Improve Tradecraft.  (April 18, 2014) 

Department of Defense Selected Acquisition Reports.  As of December 31, 2013.  (April 18, 2014)  

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) 

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)

Audits

Department of Veterans Affairs

Audit of VHA's Engineering Service Purchase Card Practices at the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC, Charleston, SC.  (April 18, 2014) 

Government Accountability Office

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

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)

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