Contracting Rules and Tools

Office of Personnel Management

Government Agencies and Employees: Rates of Pay; Adjustments.  (January 8, 2019)

Department of Defense

Defense Contract Management Agency Commercial Item Determination Authority.  (January 7, 2019)

Small Business Administration

Small Business HUBZone Program; Government Contracting Programs.  (December 31, 2018)

Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation

HSAR Case 2017-001:  Rescinding Clause Regarding Small Business Subcontracting Plan Reporting.  (December 28, 2018)

VA Acquisition Regulation

Special Contracting Methods.  (December 27, 2018)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2017-005:  Whistleblower Protection for Contractor Employees.  (December 26, 2018)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2016-D032:  Electronic Submission and Processing of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports.  (December 26, 2018)

DFARS Case 2018-D020:  Foreign Commercial Satellite Services and Certain Items on the Commerce Control List.  (December 26, 2018)

DFARS Case 2018-D060:  Modification of the Limitations on Single-Source Task or Delivery Order Contracts.  (December 26, 2018)

DFARS Case 2017-D011:  Restrictions on Acquisitions From Foreign Sources.  (December 26, 2018)

DFARS Case 2017-D005:  Submission of Summary Subcontract Reports.  (December 26, 2018)


DFARS Case 2018-D023:  Applicability of Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition Related Thresholds.  (December 26, 2018)

Federal Acquisition Circular 2019-01

Introduction(December 20, 2018)

FAR Case 2015-017:  Combating Trafficking in Persons—Definition of “Recruitment Fees.”  (December 20, 2018)

Small Entity Compliance Guide.  (December 20, 2018)

Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation

Clause Update for Submission of Invoices.  (December 20, 2018)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2019-O0004:  Authority to Acquire Products and Services Produced in Afghanistan or in Countries Along a Major Route of Supply to Afghanistan.  (December 17, 2018)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List

Department of Energy

Short-Term Cost-Share Pilot Program from the Department of Energy Research and Innovation Act.  (December 14, 2018)

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Government Accountability Office

Global Logistics Providers, LLC B-416843: Dec 26, 2018.  (January 16, 2019)


Don Mansfield

Plain Language Writing Contest. Read.

Wifcon Blog

Congress Passes Too Much Acquisition Legislation.  Read.

Emptor Cautus

Acquisition Reform ― It’s Soylent Green!  Read.



Court of Federal Claims

Chenega Healthcare Services, LLC vs. U. S. and Kupono Government Services, LLC, No. 18-861C, January 11, 2019.  (January 15, 2019)

Government Accountability Office

Systems Analysis & Integration, Inc. B-416899.2, B-416899.3: Jan 2, 2019.  (January 14, 2019)

DynaLantic Corporation B-416855: Dec 26, 2018.  (January 14, 2019)

TWD & Associates, Inc. B-416834, B-416834.2, B-416834.3: Dec 26, 2018.  (January 14, 2019)

Dehler Manufacturing Company, Inc. B-416819, B-416819.2: Dec 19, 2018.  (January 14, 2019)


Court of Federal Claims

Ultimate Concrete, LLC v. U. S.,  No. 14-549C, January 10, 2019, sustained.  (January 11, 2019)


Government Accountability Office

Miltope B-416859.2, B-416859.3: Jan 8, 2019, denied.  (January 11, 2019)

MIRACORP, Inc. B-416917: Jan 2, 2019, dismissed.  (January 11, 2019)

James F. Thomson, Jr., DBA American Southwest Electric B-416918: Dec 20, 2018, denied.  (January 11, 2019)

Science Applications International Corporation B-416780: Dec 17, 2018, denied.  (January 11, 2019)

Federal Contracting, Inc., DBA Bryan Construction, Inc.--Costs B-416454.2: Dec 4, 2018, denied.  (January 11, 2019)

Falken USVI, LLC B-416581.2: Jan 2, 2019, denied.  (January 11, 2019)

Dehler Manufacturing Co., Inc. B-416963: Dec 20, 2018, dismissed.  (January 10, 2019)

Strategi Consulting LLC; Signature Consulting Group, LLC B-416867, B-416867.4: Dec 21, 2018, denied.  (January 9, 2019)

UltiSat, Inc. B-416809, B-416809.2, B-416809.3: Dec 18, 2018, denied.  (January 9, 2019)

NextStep Technology, Inc. B-416877: Jan 3, 2019.  (January 7, 2019)

North South Consulting Group, LLC B-416849: Dec 27, 2018.  (January 7, 2019)

Network Security Systems Plus, Inc. B-416755: Dec 6, 2018.  (January 7, 2019)

Energy by Native American Design, LLC B-416899: Jan 2, 2019, denied.  (January 4, 2019)

BeaverFit North America, LLC B-416893, B-416893.2, B-416893.3, B-416893.4: Dec 27, 2018, denied.  (January 4, 2019)


Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

Fluor Federal Solutions, LLC, ASBCA No. 61431-983, December 28, 2018.  (January 3, 2019)

Bid Protests

Court of Federal Claims

Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors, LLC, v. U. S. and Gulf Island Shipyards, LLC, No. 18-1146C,  January 2, 2019.  (January 3, 2019)

Government Accountability Office

Emagine IT, Inc. B-416344.3, B-416344.5, B-416344.6: Dec 21, 2018, denied.  (January 3, 2019)

Utech Products, Inc. dba EndoSoft LLC B-416915: Dec 27, 2018--denied.  (December 31, 2018)

Sev1Tech, Inc. B-416811, B-416811.2: Dec 18, 2018--sustained.  (December 31, 2018)

Northstate Heavy Equipment Rental B-416821: Dec 19, 2018.  (December 20, 2018)

Safeguard Base Operations, LLC B-415588.6, B-415588.7: Dec 14, 2018 (denied).  (December 19, 2018)

Parsons Government Services, Inc. B-416771, B-416771.2, B-416771.3: Dec 12, 2018 (denied).  (December 19, 2018)

Merrill Aviation & Defense B-416837, B-416837.2: Dec 11, 2018 (denied).  (December 19, 2018)

Coffman Engineers, Inc. B-416724, B-416724.2: Nov 28, 2018 (denied).  (December 19, 2018)

A. Finkl and Sons, Co. DBA Finkl Steel B-416582.4: Dec 10, 2018 (denied).  (December 19, 2018)

Court of Federal Claims

Inverness Technologies, Inc., v. U. S. and GBX
Consultants, Inc
, No. 18-1339C, January 9, 2019, denied.  (January 10, 2019)

Sigmatech, Inc. v. U. S. and DigiFlight, Inc., No. 18-1425C, January 2, 2019, denied.  (January 4, 2019)

Telesis Corporation No. 18-1119C, December 18, 2018 (dismissed)  (December 19, 2018)

Integral Consulting Services, Inc., No. 18-977, December 13, 2018.  (December 14, 2018)

Government Accountability Office

Pitney Bowes, Inc. B-416787: Dec 6, 2018. (denied)  (December 17, 2018)

Visual Connections, LLC B-416759: Dec 4, 2018.  (denied)  (December 17, 2018)

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The Legislation page is updated.  (January 7, 2019)

Contracting News

The Mitre Corporation

Pop Open MITRE's Toolkit to Discover Pathways to Innovative Thinking (January 15, 2019)

Department of Labor

Texas-Based Contractor Violated Wage Laws on Federally Funded Alabama Highway Project.  (January 9, 2019)

Alabama Roofing Contractor Violated Pay and Benefits Requirements on Federally Funded Project.  (January 9, 2019)

General Services Administration

GSA statement on Old Post Office Tower operations.  (January 7, 2019)

Department of Energy

Preliminary Notice of Violation issued (January 7, 2019)

Department of Justice

Michigan Corrugated Manufacturer Agrees To Pay $400,000 To Settle False Claims Act Violations(December 20, 2018)

Vancouver, Washington Toxicology Testing Lab Settles Allegations it Paid Kickbacks for Government Program Business(December 20, 2018)

U.S. Attorney Announces $110,000 Settlement With Tech Company And Its CEO To Resolve Allegations Of False Claims On Defense Procurement Contract.  (December 19, 2018)

United States Sues Freight Companies for Systematic Overcharging of Shipments.  (December 17, 2018)

Department of Defense

Officials Detail Progress on Security Clearance Investigations, Transfer to DOD.  (December 17, 2018)

Four South Florida Residents and Jet Link, Inc. Charged with Aircraft Parts Fraud.  (December 14, 2018)

NASA Facility Chief Guilty of Receiving Illegal Gratuities.  (December 13, 2018)

Contracting Audits

Department of Defense

Army Corps of Engineers Oversight of Temporary Emergency Power Contracts Awarded for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.  (January 10, 2019)

Government Accountability Office

VA Real Property: Clear Procedures and Improved Data Collection Could Facilitate Property Disposals.  (January 10, 2019)

Department of Defense

U.S. Air Forces in Europe Plans for the Procurement and Pre-Positioning of Deployable Air Base Kits.  (January 3, 2019)

Government Accountability Office

Medicare Fee-For-Service: Information on the Second Year of Nationwide Reduced Payment Rates for Durable Medical Equipment(December 26, 2018)

Project Management: DOE and NNSA Should Improve Their Lessons-Learned Process for Capital Asset Projects (December 26, 2018)

Small Business Innovation Research: Few Agencies Made Awards to Small Businesses Majority-Owned by Multiple Venture Capital Operating Companies, Hedge Funds, or Private Equity Firms (December 26, 2018)

Buy American Act: Actions Needed to Improve Exception and Waiver Reporting and Selected Agency Guidance.  (December 19, 2018)

Federal Law Enforcement: Purchases and Inventory Controls of Firearms, Ammunition, and Tactical Equipment.  (December 14, 2018)

VA Construction: Strengthened Pilot Design and a Dedicated Team Could Improve Real-Property Donation Pilot Program.  (December 14, 2018)

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