Rules & Tools

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

Technical Amendments (November 30, 2015)


Rules & Tools

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List

Document 1 (November 27, 2015)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Freight Classification Description (November 27, 2015)

Office of Government Ethics

Solicitation and Acceptance of Gifts from Outside Sources (November 27, 2015)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Safety and Health Measures and Mishap Reporting (November 25, 2015)

NFS Case 2015-N004:  NASA Capitalization Threshold.   (November 25, 2015)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2015-D031:  Eliminate Data Collection Requirement.  (November 20, 2015)

DFARS Case 2015-D007:  Photovoltaic Devices from the U.S.  (November 20, 2015)

Technical Amendments (November 20, 2015)

DFARS Case 2015-D037:  Buy American and Balance of Payments Program -- Clause Prescription.  (November 20, 2015)

DFARS Case 2015-D018:  Contract Term Limit for Shared Energy Savings Contract Services.  (November 20, 2015)

DFARS Case 2015-D036:  Duty-Free Entry Threshold.  (November 20, 2015)

DFARS Case 2015-D008:  Extension and Modification of Contract Authority for Advanced Component Development and Prototype Units.  (November 20, 2015)

DFARS Case 2015-D023:  Long-Haul Telecommunications.  (November 20, 2015)

DFARS Case 2015-D030:  Promoting Voluntary Post-Award Disclosure of Defective Pricing.  (November 20, 2015)

Bonneville Power Administration

Availability of the Bonneville Purchasing Instructions and Bonneville Financial Assistance Instructions (November 20, 2015)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS 2015-D032;  Correction to Removal of Cuba from the List of State Sponsors of Terrorism.  (November 19, 2015)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2015-022:  Unique Identification of Entities Receiving Federal Awards.  (November 18, 2015)

Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation

Various Administrative Changes and Clauses.  (November 12, 2015)

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Court of Federal Claims

Congressional approval, leases, Anti-Deficiency act.  See Springfield Parcel C, LLC v. U. S. and Eisenhower Real Estate Holdings, LLC, No. 15. 1069C, November 25, 2015 (November 30, 2015)


Don Mansfield

Thinking Critically About Word Choice: Is "Tradecraft" the Right Word? Read.

Wifcon Blog

Could Lucy Ellen Find Happiness at DPSC? Read

Vern Edwards

Part III - The Trainees Discuss Decision Analysis With Mr. Ewing. Read.

NCMA Executive Director

Surviving and Thriving in a Changing Government Contract Environment. Read

Emptor Cautus

Misunderstanding the Missing Words. Read.

 Professor Ralph Nash

The Government's Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing. Read.

Bob Antonio

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



Court of Federal Claims

Price realism analysis.  See KWR Construction, Inc. v. U. S., No. No. 15-156C, November 25, 2015 (November 27, 2015)

Comptroller General

Neither favorable nor unfavorable past performance rating.  See Aerostar Perma-Fix TRU Services, LLC B-411733, B-411733.4: Oct 8, 2015 (November 25, 2015)

Sole source procurement.  See Veterans Healthcare Supply Solutions, Inc. B-411904: Nov 12, 2015 (November 24, 2015)

Ambiguity, price realism analysis.  See Coastal International Security, Inc. B-411756, B-411756.2: Oct 19, 2015 (November 23, 2015)

Organizational conflict of interest, Procurement Integrity Act.  See Satellite Tracking of People, LLC B-411845, B-411845.2: Nov 6, 2015 (November 20, 2015)

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Department of Energy

Worker Safety and Health Enforcement Preliminary Notice of Violation issued (November 27, 2015)

Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney Settles False Claims Act Lawsuit Against Defense Contractor And Its President  For Fraud Involving Sale Of Defective Weapons Sights (November 27, 2015)

Department of Justice

Florida-Based Government Contractor Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud (November 25, 2015)

Contractor To Pay over $8 Million In Forfeiture And Penalties For Engaging In A Scheme To Fraudulently Claim Credit For Work Performed By A Minority Owned Business (November 25, 2015).

 Wife of Department of Defense Employee Sentenced for Fraudulently Obtaining Over $750,000 from Contracts with Aberdeen Proving Ground (November 24, 2015)

Construction Company, Its President And Four Codefendants Sentenced For Government Contract Fraud (November 24, 2015)

University Agrees to Pay $19.875 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations (November 23, 2015)

Couple Convicted In Scheme To Defraud NASA's Small Business Innovation Research Program (November 23, 2015)

Department of Defense

Publication of DoD Competition Reporting - 4th Quarter FY 2015.  (pdf)  (November 23, 2015)

U. S. House of Representatives

November 18 2015 hearing entitled:  Continuing Challenges for Small Contractors (November 19, 2015)


Government Accountability Office

Bulk Fuel Pricing:  DOD Needs to Take Additional Actions to Establish a More Reliable Methodology (November 20, 2015)

Department of Defense

Improvements Needed in the Defense Logistics Agency’s Evaluation of Fair and Reasonable Prices for C‑130 Aircraft Spare Parts (Redacted) (November 19, 2015)

Government Accountability Office

DOD Inventory of Contracted Services:  Actions Needed to Help Ensure Inventory Data Are Complete and Accurate (November 19, 2015)

Small Business:  Action Needed to Determine Whether DOD's Comprehensive Subcontracting Plan Test Program Should Be Made Permanent (November 17, 2015)

Department of Defense

Small Business Contracting at Marine Corps Systems Command Needs Improvement.  (November 11, 2015)

General Services Administration

Implementation Review of Action Plan: Audit of GSA's Acquisition of Vehicles.  (November 11, 2015)

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Small Business

Law Office of

Lorenzo F. Exposito

Representing Government Contractors and Subcontractors in Federal Procurement Matters

Bid Protests; Performance Disputes; Ethics and Compliance; Small Business Programs


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