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Small Business Administration

Small Business Size Standards: Rubber Gloves; Termination of Nonmanufacturer Rule Class Waiver (April 21, 2017)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List

The White House

Presidential Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American.  (April 19, 2017)

Small Business Administration

Small Business Size Standards: Adoption of 2017 North American Industry Classification System for Size Standards.  (April 18, 2017)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Acquisition of Helium (April 12, 2017)

Architect-Engineer Qualifications (April 12, 2017)

Department of Defense

Updated Strategic Plan for Defense Wide Procurement Capabilities –Version 2.2.  (April 7, 2017)

VA Acquisition Regulation

Correction to VAAR Case 2014-V002—parts 816, 828:  Revise and Streamline VA Acquisition Regulation To Adhere to Federal Acquisition Regulation Principles.  (April 4, 2017)

Department of Energy

Acquisition Guide Chapter 42.1502, Contractor Performance Information (April 4, 2017)

Department of State

Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures Against Foreign Persons, Including Ban on U.S. Government Procurement (March 30, 2017)

The White House

EO 13782:  Presidential Executive Order on the Revocation of Federal Contracting Executive Orders (March 28, 2017)

Department of Energy

Acquisition Guide Chapter 15.304, Establishing Evaluation Criteria (March 23, 2017)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Contract Financing.  (March 22, 2017)

Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation

Extension of Comment Periods for HSAR Case 2015-001:  Safeguarding of Controlled Unclassified Information.  HSAR Case 2015-002:  Information Technology Security Awareness Training.  HSAR Case 2015-003:  Privacy Training.  (March 20, 2017)

Small Business Administration

Small Business Size Standards:  Rubber Gloves; Waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule (March 14, 2017)

VA Acquisition Regulation

VAAR Case 2014-V002—parts 816, 828:  Revise and Streamline VA Acquisition Regulation To Adhere to Federal Acquisition Regulation Principles.  (March 13, 2017)

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Protests

Comptroller General

Request for costs, statutory or nonstatutory protest.  See Boise Cascade Wood Products, LLC B-413987.2: Apr 3, 2017 (April 24, 2017)


BLOGS

Vern Edwards

"Streamlining" the FAR. 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

Extension of temporary injunction.  See Continental Services Group, Inc., v. U. S., No. 17-449, April 19, 2017 (April 21, 2017)

Comptroller General

Solicitation for a fixed-price contract.  See Fluor Federal Solutions, LLC B-414223: Mar 29, 2017.  (April 18, 2017)

Clarifications.  See Planning & Learning Technologies, Inc.-- Advisory Opinion, B-413156.23: Oct 14, 2016.  (April 17, 2017)

Court of Federal Claims

Interpretation.  See Greenland Contractors I/S v. U. S. and Exelis Services A/S, No. 15-272C, April 12, 2017 (April 13, 2017)

Costs, plus an upward adjustment of the statutorily-set hourly rate.  See Starry Associates, Inc. v. U. S., No. 16-44C April 10, 2017 (April 12, 2017)

Comptroller General

Interpretation.  See American Access, Inc B-414137.3: Apr 11, 2017 (April 13, 2017)

Unequal access to information.  See Harkcon Inc. B-412936.2: Mar 30, 2017 (April 11, 2017)

Past performance, relevance.  General Revenue Corporation; Account Control Technology, Inc.; Williams & Fudge, Inc., et al, B-414220.2: Mar 27, 2017.  (April 11, 2017)

Court of Federal Claims

Corrective action.  See Jacobs Technology Inc. v. U. S. and TRAX International Corporation; TRAX International Corporation v. U. S. and Jacobs Technology Inc., Nos. 16-1602C & 17-88C, April 7, 2017 (April 10, 2017)

Temporary injunction.  See Continental Services Group, Inc. v. U. S., No. 17-449, March 29, 2017 (April 5, 2017)

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News

Department of Justice

Government Contractors Indicted in $11 Million Veteran Set-Aside Fraud Scheme (April 24, 2017)

Department of Health and Human Services

Spoofing’s Not a Joke: Thousands Hit by Phone Scam (April 24, 2017)

Audits

General Services Administration

Audit of FAS's Use of the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services Contract Vehicle (April 24, 2017)


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Legislation

The Legislation page is updated.  (April 10, 2017)

News

Department of Energy

Notice of Intent to Investigate potential worker safety and health noncompliances issued (April 21, 2017)

Department of Justice

Former Fire Chief of the U.S. Air Force Sentenced to Federal Prison for Procurement Violations and Wire Fraud (April 21, 2017)

Department of Defense

Far-North Base Connects Air Force to its Satellites.  (April 19, 2017)

Defense Contract Management Agency

My DCMA: QA specialist.  (April 19, 2017)

Department of Justice

Man Pleads Guilty To Defrauding More Than 1,000 Companies Promising Contracting Preferences With FEMA.  (April 12, 2017)

Department of Defense

Future USS Gerald R. Ford Underway for Builder's Sea Trials (April 11, 2017)

Department of Justice

Bay Area Building Contractors Charged With Fraud And Bribery In Connection With Federal And State Construction Contracts (April 10, 2017)

Coast Guard

Coast Guard Accepts 12th C-27J Spartan.  (April 10, 2017)

House of Representatives

April 6, 2017, Hearing entitled:  Evaluating the Defense Contract Auditing Process.  (April 7, 2017)

Coast Guard

Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Releases Draft Polar Icebreaker Specifications.  (April 5, 2017)

Department of Justice

Contractor Agrees to Pay $19.8 Million to Resolve Drug Overcharges to the Department of Veterans Affairs (April 4, 2017)

Audits

Department of Energy

Assessment of the Contractor Assurance System for Safety at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (April 21, 2017)

Government Accountability Office

Amphibious Combat Vehicle Acquisition:  Cost Estimate Meets Best Practices, but Concurrency between Testing and Production Increases Risks.  (April 19, 2017)

Littoral Combat Ship and Frigate:  Delaying Planned Frigate Acquisition Would Enable Better-Informed Decisions.  (April 19, 2017)

Department of Energy

Followup on the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs (April 17, 2017)

General Services Administration

Audit of Trade Agreements Act Compliance Across Federal Acquisition Service Purchasing Programs.   (April 17, 2017)

Government Accountability Office

Federal Contracts:  Agencies Widely Used Indefinite Contracts to Provide Flexibility to Meet Mission Needs (April 14, 2017)

Homeland Security Acquisitions:  Identifying All Non-Major Acquisitions Would Advance Ongoing Efforts to Improve Management (April 14, 2017)

Information Technology:  Opportunities for Improving Acquisitions and Operations (April 12, 2017)

Small Business Contracting:  DOD Should Take Actions to Ensure That Its Pilot Mentor-Protégé Program Enhances the Capabilities of Protégé Firms.  (April 12, 2017)

Homeland Security Acquisitions:  Earlier Requirements Definition and Clear Documentation of Key Decisions Could Facilitate Ongoing Progress.  (April 7, 2017)

Department of Defense

Two Air Force Centers Adequately Considered Small Businesses When Awarding Prime Contracts, but Small Business Subcontracting Needs Improvement.  (April 5, 2017)

Government Accountability Office

Coast Guard Cutters:  Depot Maintenance Is Affecting Operational Availability and Cost Estimates Should Reflect Actual Expenditures (April 4, 2017)

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