Contracting Rules and Tools

Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation

Subcontracting Policies and Procedures; Government Property (September 18, 2018)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2018-O0020:  Permanent Supply Chain Risk Management Authority.  (September 18, 2018)


Contracting Rules and Tools

Department of Defense

Organizational Name Change to Defense Pricing and Contracting (September 17, 2018)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List

Office of Procurement and Property Management, USDA

Designation of Product Categories for Federal Procurement. (September 14, 2018)

Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation

Clauses Pertaining to Release of Contractor Confidential Business Information, Submission of Invoices, and Authorized or Required by Statute Exception for Other than Full and Open Competition. (September 13, 2018)

Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation

Contract Cost Principles and Procedures; Protests, Disputes.  (September 13, 2018)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information collection

Government Property. (September 11, 2018)

Department of Defense

DFARS Case 2017-D019: Performance-Based Payments and Progress Payments. (September 10, 2018)

Department of Veterans Affair

Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts. (September 7, 2018)

Contracting by Negotiation; Service Contracting. (September 7, 2018)

General Services Administration

Information collection

Notarized Document Submittal for System for Award Management Registration.  (September 6, 2018)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2017-017: Rental Cost Analysis in Equipment Acquisitions.  (September 5, 2018)

Information collection

Authorized Negotiators and Integrity of Unit Prices.  (September 5, 2018)

Department of Labor

Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors, Notice of Rate Change in Effect as of January 1, 2019.  (September 4, 2018)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2018-O0018:  Micro-Purchase Threshold, Simplified Acquisition Threshold, and Special Emergency Procurement Authority.  (September 4, 2018)

Class Deviation 2018-O0019:  Contractor Personnel Performing in Japan.  (August 31, 2018)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement

DFARS Case 2017-D010: Inapplicability of Certain Laws and Regulations to Commercial Items; Reopening of Comment Period.  (August 29, 2018)

Department of Defense

Award of DoD SmartPay®3 Government Purchase Card Tailored Task Orders.  (August 29, 2018)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information collection

Claims and Appeals.  (August 29, 2018)

More Rules

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Bid Protests

Court of Federal Claims

Cancellation of solicitation.  See FMS  Investment Corp. v. U. S. and Alltran Education, Inc. Nos 18-862C, 18-872C, 18-873C, 18-889C, 18-894C, 18-895C, 18-901C, 18-946C, September 14, 2018 (September 17, 2018)


Don Mansfield

Are Small Business Concerns; Nontraditional Contractors? Read.

Wifcon Blog

Congress Passes Too Much Acquisition Legislation.  Read.

Vern Edwards

Warning To Proposal Writers (and Agency Evaluators). Read.

Emptor Cautus

Acquisition Reform ― It’s Soylent Green!  Read.

Bob Antonio

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


Court of Federal Claims

Pattern of Unfairness during evaluation of offers. See 2M Research Services, LLC v. U. S. and Vision Planning & Consulting, LLC, No. 17-1638 C, September 6, 2018.  (September 10, 2018)

Government Accountability Office

Patent ambiguity, time to file protest.  See People, Technology and Processes, LLC B-413104.19: Sep 6, 2018.  (September 10, 2018)

Nonresponsive bid, Buy American Act.  See Addison Construction Company B-416525, B-416525.2: Sep 4, 2018.  (September 6, 2018)

Bundled procurement.  See AeroSage, LLC B-416381: Aug 23, 2018 (August 28, 2018)

Small business set-aside.  See AeroSage, LLC B-416381: Aug 23, 2018(August 28, 2018)

More Legal


Department of Energy

Final Notice of Violation.  (September 18, 2018)

Department of Justice

Father and Son Sentenced to Prison for Million-Dollar Fraud (September 18, 2018)



The Legislation Page has been updated.  (September 10, 2018)

Contracting News

Department of Energy

Lessons Learned from Assessments of Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management and Disposal Practices at U.S. Department of Energy Facilities.  (September 17, 2018)

Department of Labor

Investigation Recovers $3.5 Million in Back Wages and Benefits to Employees at a Long Beach, California, Company (September 14, 2018)

Department of Justice

Texas Businessman Pleads Guilty to Participating in Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Scheme that Exploited Big Crow Program Office at Kirtland Air Force Base (September 13, 2018)

Contractor to Pay $629,732 to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Regarding Disadvantaged Business Enterprises.  (September 13, 2018)

Department of Labor

Orlando Contractor to Pay $574,989 After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Uncovers Improper Pay Deductions (September 10, 2018)

Department of Justice

Executive Wallace Tang and Three Corporations Plead Guilty to Defrauding NASA, National Science Foundation, and Energy Department (September 10, 2018)

State Department Official Sentenced to Prison for Engaging in Honest Services Wire Fraud and Theft of Federal Funds (September 10, 2018)

Men Indicted for Providing Falsely-Labeled Body Armor (September 10, 2018)

FTC Takes Action against Alabama Operators of Copycat Military Websites (September 7, 2018)

Owner of Defense Firm Charged with Conspiracy to Defraud Department of Defense of $7 Million, Violate Arms Export Control Act (September 7, 2018)

Two Former CCAD Supervisors Arrested for Falsifying Helicopter Blade Test Records (September 4, 2018)

Contracting Audits

Department of Veterans Affairs

Leasing Procedures Used to Acquire VA’s Wilmington Health Care Center (September 13, 2018)

Government Accountability Office

Federal Acquisitions: Congress and the Executive Branch Have Taken Steps to Address Key Issues, but Challenges Endure (September 13, 2018)

Weapon System Sustainment: Selected Air Force and Navy Aircraft Generally Have Not Met Availability Goals, and DOD and Navy Guidance Need to Be Clarified (September 11, 2018)

U.S. Postal Service

Data Protection Considerations for the Field Office Support Services Procurement.  (September 12, 2018)

Small Business Administration

Improvements Needed in SBA’s Oversight of 8(a) Continuing Eligibility Processes (September 10, 2018)

U.S. Postal Service

Review of Mixed Delivery and Collection Vehicles Acquisition (September 10, 2018)

Federal Housing Finance Agency

Audit of FHFA’s Fiscal Year 2017 Government Purchase Card Program . . . Deficiencies with Leased Holiday Decorations . . . .  (September 7, 2018)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Bulk Payments Made under Patient-Centered Community Care/Veterans Choice Program Contracts (September 7, 2018)

U.S. Postal Service

Contractual Support Services for the U.S. Postal Service’s Continuous Improvement Program (September 5, 2018)

Government Accountability Office

Coast Guard Acquisitions: Polar Icebreaker Program Needs to Address Risks before Committing Resources (September 5, 2018)

Guidance Needed to Develop Metrics and Implement Cybersecurity Requirements for Utilities Privatization Contracts (September 5, 2018)

DOD Needs to Improve Budget Estimates and Accuracy of Forecasts for Airlift Services (September 5, 2018)

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