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Rules & Tools

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List

VA Acquisition Regulation

Revise and Streamline Acquisition Regulation to Adhere to Federal Acquisition Regulation Principles (May 17, 2017)

Department of Defense

Improving Contractor Past Performance Assessments (May 17, 2017)

The White House

Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure (May 12, 2017)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Preaward Survey Forms (May 9, 2017)

Department of Energy

Acquisition Guide Chapter 70.2701, Patent and Data Rights (May 1, 2017)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Environmentally Sound Products.  (May 1, 2017)

Prospective Subcontractor Requests for Bonds (May 1, 2017)

Request for Authorization of Additional Classification and Rate (May 1, 2017)

Small Business Administration

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

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)

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Protests

Comptroller General

Higher-priced, higher technically rated proposal selected for award, source selection decision.  See Mevacon-NASCO JV; Encanto Facility Services, LLC B-414329, B-414329.2, B-414329.3, B-414329.4: May 11, 2017 (May 24, 2017)


BLOGS

Emptor Cautus

Acquisition Reform ― It’s Soylent Green!  Read.

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

Comptroller General

Set aside for SDVOSB, informed business judgment, market research.  See Walker Development & Trading Group, Inc. B-414365: May 18, 2017 (May 22, 2017)

Late proposal, electronic submission.  See Western Star Hospital Authority, Inc. B-414216.2: May 18, 2017 (May 22, 2017)

Late proposal, Submit Signed Proposa button.  See Tele-Consultants, Inc. B-414135: Feb 27, 2017 (May 22, 2017)

Competitive 8(a), sole-source procurement, new requirement.  See GOV Services, Inc. B-414374: May 11, 2017 (May 18, 2017)

Sole-source procurement, corrective action.  See General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc. B-414587, B-414587.2: May 11, 2017 (May 15, 2017)

Salary comparison analysis, solicitation evaluation methodology.  Dalpar Corporation B-414285: Apr 24, 2017 (May 10, 2017)

Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006, VA Rule of two.  See  AeroSage LLC B-414314, B-414314.2: May 5, 2017 (May 9, 2017)

Court of Federal Claims

FAR 8.4, "meaningful" discussions. See Concourse Group, LLC, v. U. S. and RER Solutions, LLC, No. 17-129C, April 27, 2017 (May 8, 2017)

Comptroller General

Evaluating option pricing.  See Verdi Consulting, Inc. B-414103.2,B-414103.3,B-414103.4: Apr 26, 2017 (May 5, 2017)

Commercial Item Status.  See Gichner Systems Group, Inc. B-414287, B-414287.2, B-414287.3: Apr 27, 2017 (May 5, 2017)

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News

Department of Justice

Seven People Charged With Conspiring to Steal Trade Secrets For Benefit of Chinese Manufacturing Company (May 25, 2017)

Audits

Government Accountability Office

Construction Rework at the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (May 25, 2017)


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Legislation

The Legislation page is updated.  (May 22, 2017)

News

Department of Justice

Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing from Marine Helicopter Squadron One (May 24, 2017)

Defense Contractor Employee Pleads Guilty to Selling Satellite Secrets to Undercover Agent Posing as Russian Spy (May 23, 2017)

Section 809 Panel

See the Interim Report See the Panel's site. See the latest Blog entry from Emptor Cautus discussing the report. (May 22, 2017)

Department of Energy

Worker Safety and Health Enforcement Consent Order issued (May 22, 2017)

Small Business Administration

The Federal Government Achieves Small Business Procurement Contracting Goal for the 4th Consecutive Year (May 19, 2017)

U. S. Senate

Hearing on Military Space Organization, Policy, and Programs (May 18, 2017)

Department of Justice

U.S. Navy Admiral Sentenced to Prison for Lying to Federal Investigators about His Relationship with Foreign Defense Contractor in Massive Navy Bribery and Fraud Investigation (May 18, 2017)

National Nuclear Security Administration

NNSA Awards Nevada National Security Site Management & Operating Contract to Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (May 15, 2017)

Department of Justice

Former Army Contractor Pleads Guilty to Bribery Scheme Involving Contracts at Aberdeen Proving Ground (May 12, 2017)

Former Deputy Executive Director of USAID Contractor Pleads Guilty to Theft of More Than $200,000 in Grant Funds (May 11, 2017)

Two Former Executives of Foreign Defense Contractor Plead Guilty to Fraud in International Navy Corruption Scandal (May 9, 2017)

Former Military Sealift Command Contractor Charged with Bribery.  (May 8, 2017)

Coast Guard

Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Establishes OPC Project Resident Office (May 4, 2017)

Audits

Department of Health and Human Services

Medicare Could Save Millions by Eliminating the Lump-Sum Purchase Option for All Power Mobility Devices (May 23, 2017)

Government Accountability Office

Data Center Optimization:  Agencies Need to Complete Plans to Address Inconsistencies in Reported Savings (May 19, 2017)

Department of Homeland Security

Homeland Security:  Progress Made to Implement IT Reform, but Additional Chief Information Officer Involvement Needed (May 19, 2017)

Department of Health and Human Services

HHS Did Not Identify and Report Antideficiency
Act Violations
(May 19, 2017)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Construction of Test Stands 4693 and 4697 at Marshall Space Flight Center (May 18, 2017)

Department of Energy

Operational Awareness Record for the Hanford Site Observation of the Low-Activity Waste Pretreatment System 60% Design Review Meeting (May 18, 2017)

Government Accountability Office

Service Contracts:  Agencies Should Take Steps to More Effectively Use Independent Government Cost Estimates (May 18, 2017)

NASA:  Assessments of Major Projects (May 17, 2017)

Architect of the Capitol's Oversight of the Senate Food Service Contract (May 15, 2017)

Department of Defense

The Army’s Corrective Actions Improved Cost Measures for Stryker Vehicle Contracts (May 12, 2017)

Summary of Audits on Assessing Contractor Performance: Additional Guidance and System Enhancements Needed.  [Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS)]  (May 12, 2017)

General Services Administration

GSA Did Not Comply With the Improper Payments Acts in FY 2016 (May 8, 2017)

Government Accountability Office

VA Real Property:  VA Should Improve Its Efforts to Align Facilities with Veterans' Needs.  (May 8, 2017)

Nuclear Waste:  Opportunities Exist to Reduce Risks and Costs by Evaluating Different Waste Treatment Approaches at Hanford (May 4, 2017)

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