Rules & Tools

Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation

Requirement for Nondiscrimination Against End-Users of Supplies or Services (“Beneficiaries”) Under USAID-Funded Contracts (August 22, 2016)

Agency Warrant Program for Individual Cooperating Country National Personal Services Contractors (August 19, 2016)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List

Internal Revenue Service

Tax on Certain Foreign Procurement (August 18, 2016)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2016-O0009:  Subcontract Reporting.  (August 18, 2016)

Release of Procurement Data Standard Version 2.5.1 (August 18, 2016)

NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation

Proposal to remove NFS clause 1852.243-70, Engineering Change Proposals.   (August 17, 2016)

Department of Energy

DOE Policy on Contractor Defined Benefit Pension Plans Participation (August 15, 2016)

Procedural Rules for DOE Nuclear Activities (August 12, 2016)

Department of Defense

United States Commercial and Government Entity / North Atlantic Treaty Organization Commercial and Government Entity Standard Operating Procedure (August 12, 2016)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

Final Rule

Technical Amendment (August 11, 2016)

Proposed Rule

DFARS Case 2016-D006:  Procurement of Commercial Items.  (August 11, 2016)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information request

Contractor Use of Interagency Fleet Management System Vehicles (August 9, 2016)

Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know Information (August 9, 2016) .

Small Business Administration

Business Loan and Surety Bond Guarantee Programs (August 9, 2016).

Office of Management and Budget

M-16-21, Federal Source Code Policy: Achieving Efficiency, Transparency, and Innovation through Reusable and Open Source Software.  (August 9, 2016).

North American Industry Classification System-Revision for 2017 (August 8, 2016)

M-16-20, Category Management Policy 16-3: Improving the Acquisition and Management of Common Information Technology: Mobile Devices and Services.  (August 5, 2016)

Small Business Administration

HUBZone and National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 Amendments (August 4, 2016)

Department of State Acquisition Regulation

Procedural changes relating to the suspension and debarment process (August 3, 2016)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2014-D005:  Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts; Further Implementation.  (August 2, 2016)

DFARS Case 2016-D023:  New Qualifying Countries-Japan and Slovenia.  (August 2, 2016)

Technical Amendments (August 2, 2016)

DFARS Case 2016-D013:  Amendments Related to Sources of Electronic Parts.  (August 2, 2016)

Department of Energy

DOE Policy on the Department’s Use of Benefit Value Studies.  (August 2, 2016)

Office of Management and Budget

M-16-19, Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI).  (August 2, 2016)

NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation

Clarification of Award Fee Evaluations and Payments.  (August 1, 2016)

Department of Defense

Government-wide Purchase Card Certifying Officer Appointments (August 1, 2016)

Department of Energy

OMB Category Management Policy 16-2: Providing Comprehensive Identity Protection Services, Identity Monitoring, and Data Breach Response (August 1, 2016)

Acquisition Guide Chapter 42.101, Audit Requirements for Non-Management and Operating Contracts (August 1, 2016)

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Comptroller General

Price evaluation, unbalanced pricing.  See Marine Terminals Corporation-East, Inc. B-410698.9: Aug 4, 2016 (August 24, 2016)


NCMA Executive Director

Effective Competencies in Contracting. Read

Don Mansfield

Should Training Classes Be Required? Read.

Vern Edwards

How To Ask A Question. Read.

Emptor Cautus

April Fools’ Day in Federal Acquisition. Read.

Wifcon Blog

GAO's Most Prevalent Reasons for Sustaining Protests.  Read

Bob Antonio

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



Court of Federal Claims

Injunctive relief, pending appeal.  See Lawson Environmental Services, LLC, v. U. S. No. 15-1550C, August 16, 2016 (August 22, 2016)

Comptroller General

Sanctions against a protester, vexatious protesting.  See Latvian Connection LLC B-413442: Aug 18, 2016 (August 22, 2016)

Past performance, performance on contracts similar in size, scope, and complexity.  See Rotech Healthcare, Inc. B-413024, B-413024.2, B-413024.3: Aug 17, 2016 (August 18, 2016)

Consensus evaluation document, bias.  See Vehicle Data Science, Inc. B-413205, B-413205.2: Aug 15, 2016 (August 17, 2016)

Cancellation of solicitation, in-house performance.  See Inalab Consulting, Inc.; Solutions by Design II, LLC B-413044, B-413044.2, B-413044.3: Aug 4, 2016 (August 16, 2016)

Joint venture, awardee did not exist.  See Alutiiq-Banner Joint Venture B-412952, B-412952.2, B-412952.3, B-412952.4: Jul 15, 2016 (August 15, 2016)

Past performance evaluation was contrary to the solicitation.  Alutiiq-Banner Joint Venture B-412952, B-412952.2, B-412952.3, B-412952.4: Jul 15, 2016 (August 15, 2016)

Best Value decision is flawed.  See Arcadis U.S., Inc. B-412828: Jun 16, 2016 (August 15, 2016)

Brief statements in its proposal were limited.  See Microwave Monolithics, Inc. B-413088: Aug 11, 2016 (August 15, 2016)

Ineligible for base access, responsibility.  See Sohail Global Group B-413132: Aug 9, 2016.  (August 11, 2016)

Court of Federal Claims

Standing, non-trivial competitive injury.  See SOS International LLC v. U. S. and Six3 Intelligence Solutions, Inc, No. 16-317C, August 8, 2016 (August 10, 2016)

Comptroller General

Biased Ground Rules OCI, Unequal Access to Information OCI.  See Systems Made Simple, Inc. B-412948.2: Jul 20, 2016 (August 8, 2016)

Assessing the compatibility of an offeror’s proposed costs with proposal scope and effort.  See Valor Healthcare, Inc. B-412960, B-412960.2: Jul 15, 2016 (August 5, 2016)

Reevaluation, evaluators' scoring, revised proposal.  See ASRC Communications, Ltd. B-412093.4: Jul 1, 2016 (August 5, 2016)

Court of Federal Claims

Material misrepresentations.  See Algese 2 s.c.a.r.l.v. United States and Louis Berger Aircraft Services, Inc., No. 15-1279C July 29, 2016 (August 1, 2016)

More Legal


Department of Justice

Former MCC Construction Company Officer and Owner Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Defraud Government (August 24, 2016)



Department of Justice

Former Executives of Military Contractor Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Exporting Weapons Parts (August 23, 2016)

Former Navy Range Manager Sentenced to 18 Months for Accepting Illegal Gratuities (August 23, 2016)

Former Navy Employee and Defense Contractor Plead Guilty to Engaging in Kickback Scheme (August 22, 2016)

California Woman Sentenced to 50 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Illegally Export Fighter Jet Engines and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to China (August 22, 2016)

U.S. Servicemember Who Took Illegal Photos Inside Nuclear Sub, Impeded Investigation, Sentenced to Prison (August 22, 2016)

President of Kansas Ladder Company Pleads Guilty to Bribery at Tinker Air Force Base (August 22, 2016)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Review of Alleged Mismanagement of the Ambulette Services at the New York Harbor Healthcare System (August 19, 2016)

Department of Justice

Man Sentenced for Disabled Vet Related Fraud (August 16, 2016)

General Services Administration

FY 2017 Per Diem Rates.  (Also available on the Workforce Page.)   (August 15, 2016)

Department of Justice

Dubai Man Pleads Guilty for Offering to Pay $90,000 to Air Force Contracting Officer (August 15, 2016)

Company and President Agree to Pay $2.25 Million to Resolve Allegations of Grant Fraud (August 15, 2016)

Defense Contract Management Agency

Filling vacancies with qualified employees at DCMA (August 15, 2016)

Department of Defense

Acquisition Compliance Scorecard 3rd Quarter Fiscal Year 2016 (August 12, 2016)

Defense Logistics Agency

DLA set to expire CAGE codes (August 12, 2016)

Defense Contract Management Agency

Providing insight and expertise for the Navy's Joint Precision Approach and Landing Systems program (August 12, 2016)

Department of Justice

Former CEO of Canadian Hazardous Waste Treatment Company Sentenced to Serve 63 Months in Prison for Role in Kickback and Fraud Schemes Against the United States. (August 10, 2016)

Department of Energy

Provisional Reimbursement and Allowability of Costs Associated with Whistleblower Actions (August 9, 2016)

Office of Management and Budget

Making the Acquisition of Mobile Devices and Services More Efficient (August 5, 2016)


Environmental Protection Agency

EPA Achieved Scientific Benefits When Using Reimbursable Research Agreements, but Better Estimating of In-Kind Costs Is Needed (August 23, 2016)

Department of Justice

Summary of Investigative Findings Concerning the Manufacture and Sale of Combat Helmets by the Federal Prison Industries and ArmorSource, LLC, to the Department of Defense (August 18, 2016)

Department of Commerce

CS China Operations Highlight Need to Strengthen ITA Management Controls (August 12, 2016)

Department of Justice

Review of the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Monitoring of Contract Prisons (August 12, 2016)

Environmental Protection Agency

CSB Has Improved Its Controls Over Purchase Cards (August 12, 2016)

Department of Energy

Nuclear Supply Chain:  DOE Should Assess Circumstances for Using Enhanced Procurement Authority to Manage Risk (August 12, 2016)

Department of Health and Human Services

MACs Continue to Use Different Methods to Determine Drug Coverage (August 11, 2016)

Department of Defense

Joint Improvised‑Threat Defeat Agency Needs to Improve Assessment and Documentation of Counter‐Improvised Explosive Device Initiatives (August 10, 2016)

Army Justified Initial Production Plan for the Paladin Integrated Management Program but Has Not Resolved Two Vehicle Performance Deficiencies (Redacted) (August 8, 2016)

Government Accountability Office

DOE Project Management: NNSA Needs to Clarify Requirements for Its Plutonium Analysis Project at Los Alamos (August 10, 2016)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Review of Alleged Waste of Funds at the VA Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan (August 10, 2016)

Department of Energy


Operational Awareness Record for the Assessment of the Review of Past Findings at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (August 8, 2016)

National Nuclear Security Administration

Inspection Report

Technetium-99 Incident at Los Alamos National Laboratory (August 5, 2016)

Government Accountability Office

Arleigh Burke Destroyers:  Delaying Procurement of DDG 51 Flight III Ships Would Allow Time to Increase Design Knowledge (August 5, 2016)

Nuclear Waste:  Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Recovery Demonstrates Cost and Schedule Requirements Needed for DOE Cleanup Operations (August 5, 2016)

General Services Administration

Implementation Review of Corrective Action Plan: Opportunities Exist to Strengthen the Federal Acqusition Service's Contracting Officer's Representative Workforce (August 5, 2016)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Audit of VA’s Green Management Program Solar Panel Projects (August 4, 2016)

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