Contracting Rules and Tools

General Services Acquisition Regulation

GSAR Case 2017-G503:  Removing Duplicative Responsibility Determination Guidance.  (November 14, 2018)


Contracting Rules and Tools

Department of Defense

FY18 Procurement Management Review "Year in Review" Newsletter (November 12, 2018)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List

Department of Labor

Opinion Letter, Wage and Hour Division.  (November 9, 2018)

General Services Acquisition Regulation

GSAR Case 2015-G506:  Adoption of Construction Project Delivery Method Involving Early Industry Engagement - Construction Manager as Constructor.  (November 8, 2018)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2017-020:  Ombudsman for Indefinite Delivery Contracts.  (November 1, 2018)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2017-D016:  Mentor-Protege Program Modifications.  (October 31, 2018)

DFARS Case 2018-D033:  Repeal of DFARS Clause Acquisition Streamlining.  (October 31, 2018)

DFARS Case 2018-D041:  Repeal of DFARS Clause Option for Supervision and Inspection Services.  (October 31, 2018)

DFARS Case 2018-D036:  Repeal of DFARS Provision Bonds or Other Security.  (October 31, 2018)

DFARS Case 2018-D052:  Update of Clause on Section 8(a) Direct Award.  (October 31, 2018)


DFARS Case 2018-D021:  Amendments Related to General Solicitations.  (October 31, 2018)

DFARS Case 2017-D040:  Brand Name or Equal.  (October 31, 2018)

Small Business Administration

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

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FY 2019 FAR Reissue(October 29, 2018)

Department of Defense

Use of National Industrial Security Program Contract Classification System (October 29, 2018)

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Bid Protests

Government Accountability Office

IFB, constructive acknowledgement of amendment to solicitation.  See  Mark Dunning Industries, Inc. B-415890.2, B-415890.3: Nov 5, 2018 (November 12, 2018)


Don Mansfield

Are Small Business Concerns; Nontraditional Contractors? Read.

Wifcon Blog

Congress Passes Too Much Acquisition Legislation.  Read.

Emptor Cautus

Acquisition Reform ― It’s Soylent Green!  Read.

Bob Antonio

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


Government Accountability Office

Biased evaluator.  See Sevatec, Inc. B-416617, B-416617.2: Nov 1, 2018 (November 9, 2018)

Court of Federal Claims

Template for evaluating an override determination.  See Safeguard Base Operations, LLC v. U. S. and B&O Joint Venture, LLC, No. 18-1515C, November 5, 2018 (November 7, 2018)

Government Accountability Office

SDVOSB joint-venture, mentor-protégé,applied for verification.  See HealthRev, LLC; DLH Solutions, Inc. B-416595, B-416595.2: Oct 25, 2018 (October 29, 2018)

Fair and reasonable price.  See Technatomy Corporation B-414672.5: Oct 10, 2018 (October 26, 2018)

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Contracting News

Department of Labor

Federal Contractor Agrees to Pay $72,000 in Back Wages to Settle Alleged Hiring Discrimination (November 14, 2018)(November 14, 2018)

Department of Justice

Two Airlines Agree to Pay $5.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations for Falsely Reporting Delivery Times of U.S. Mail Transported Internationally (November 14, 2018)

Former U.S. Navy Captain Pleads Guilty and Former Master Chief Petty Officer Sentenced in Sweeping U.S. Navy Corruption and Fraud Probe (November 14, 2018)

Contracting Audits

Government Accountability Office

Defense Contracting: DOD Should Clarify Criteria for Using Lowest Price Technically Acceptable Process (November 14, 2018)

Defense Real Property: DOD Needs to Take Additional Actions to Improve Management of Its Inventory Data (November 14, 2018)

VA Medical Centers: VA Should Establish Goals and Measures to Enable Improved Oversight of Facilities' Conditions (November 14, 2018)


Contracting News

Small Business Administration

Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Face More Financing Challenges than Non-Veteran Small Businesses (November 12, 2018)

Department of Energy

Enforcement letter issued (November 8, 2018)

Department of Justice

Two Employees of South Korean Conglomerate Charged with Defrauding U.S. Government in Army Base Construction (November 9, 2018)

Former Recruiter of U.S. Military Language Interpreters Indicted (November 8, 2018)

Granite Bay Man Pleads Guilty to Multi-Million Dollar Product Substitution Fraud on Federal Government Agencies (November 7, 2018)

Contractor Agrees to Pay $31.65 Million for Overbilling U.S. Air Force in Civil and Criminal Settlements (November 5, 2018)

Department Recovers $2.8 Million for 443 Employees Of Federal Contractor in New York and New Jersey After Investigation (November 1, 2018)

The Rand Corporation

Career Paths in the Army Civilian Workforce (November 1, 2018)

Department of Labor

Federal Contractor Agrees to Pay $409,947 in Back Wages To Settle Hiring Discrimination Allegations (October 29, 2018)

Department of Justice

United States Joins Lawsuits Against Contractor Alleging False Claims in Connection With Shipyard Cleanup (October 29, 2018)

Department of Veterans Affairs Official Pleads Guilty to Bribery, Fraud, and Obstruction in $2 Million Scheme Involving Program for Disabled Military Veterans (October 29, 2018)

Contracting Audits

Department of the Interior

Passenger Ferry Service to Fort Sumter National Monument Met Federal Safety Requirements (November 9, 2018)

Department of Defense

DoD Oversight of Bilateral Agreements With the Republic of the Philippines (November 9, 2018)

Government Accountability Office

Inland Waterways: Actions Needed to Increase Budget Transparency and Contracting Efficiency (November 8, 2018)

Federal Real Property Asset Management: Agencies Could Benefit from Additional Information on Leading Practices (November 6, 2018)

Department of Justice

Audit of the Justice Management Division Task Orders Awarded to CACI, Inc.—Commercial.  (November 5, 2018)

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