Rules & Tools

General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation

GSAR Case 2015-G508:  Removal of Unnecessary Construction Clauses and Editorial Changes.  (July 30, 2015)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List:  

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Service Contracting.  (July 23, 2015)

National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Correction to the National Aeronautics And Space Administration.  (July 21, 2015)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

U.S.– Flag Air Carriers Statement.  (July 20, 2015)

Department of Defense

Reporting Non-compliance with SPOT for Contracts OCONUS.  (pdf)  (July 16, 2015)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Subcontract Consent  (July 15, 2015)

FAR Case 2014-025:  Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces—Extension of Time for Comments.  (July 14, 2015)

Bureau of the Fiscal Service

Prompt Payment Interest Rate; Contract Disputes Act.  (July 9, 2015)

Office of Management and Budget

Improving Statistical Activities through Interagency Collaboration.  (pdf)  (July 9, 2015)

Department of Energy

Clarification on the Drug Testing Custody and Control Form for Department of Energy Contractors.  (July 8, 2015)

Performance of Inherently Governmental and Critical Functions.  (July 8, 2015)

Department of Defense

Defense Contingency Contracting Handbook, Version 5.  (pdf)  (July 7, 2015)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Delivery Schedules.  (July 7, 2015)

Incentive Contracts.  (July 7, 2015)

Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83

Introduction.  (July 2, 2015)

FAR Case 2014-022:  Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition–Related Thresholds.  (July 2, 2015)

FAR Case 2015-006:  Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations—Representation and Notification.  (July 2, 2015)

FAR Case 2015-008:  Update to Product and Service Codes.  (July 2, 2015)

FAR Case 2014-020:  Clarification on Justification for Urgent Noncompetitive Awards Exceeding One Year.  (July 2, 2015)

FAR Case 2014-017:  Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations.  (July 2, 2015)

FAR Case 2015-010:  Permanent Authority for Use of Simplified Acquisition Procedures for Certain Commercial Items.  (July 2, 2015)

Technical Amendments.  (July 2, 2015)

Small Entity Compliance Guide.  (July 2, 2015)

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Comptroller General

Lack of consistency in the agency’s assignment of relevancy ratings.  See Metis Solutions, LLC; TASA Information Technology Group, Inc.; TENICA and Associates, LLC; Dynamic Systems Technology, Inc.; Brandan Enterprises, Inc., TEK Source USA, Inc. B-411173.2, B-411173.4, B-411173.5, B-411173.6, B-411173.7, B-411173.8, B-411173.9: Jul 20, 2015.  (July 31, 2015)


Wifcon Blog

Could Lucy Ellen Find Happiness at DPSC? Read

Don Mansfield

Did the SBA Invalidate FAR 19.000(b)? 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

Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, classes of stock, Office of Hearings and Appeals.  See Precise Systems, Inc. v. U. S. and All Points Logistics, LLC and B3 Solutions, LLC, No. 14-1174C, July 28, 2015 (July 30, 2015)

Comptroller General

Minor formal defect, defect in its proposal submission.  See Strategic Resources, Inc. B-411024.2: Apr 29, 2015.  (July 29, 2015)

Extension of solicitation closing date.  See Bannum, Inc. B-411340: Jul 8, 2015 (July 27, 2015)

Small business set-aside decision, market survey, non-manufacturer rule, NAICS.  See Triad Isotopes, Inc. B-411360: Jul 16, 2015.  (July 24, 2015)

Price realism, disparate treatment.  See Cubic Applications, Inc. B-411305, B-411305.2: Jul 9, 2015.  (July 24, 2015) 

Past performance, relevance, subcontractor.  See  Global Dimensions, LLC B-411288: Jun 30, 2015.  (July 22, 2015)

Jurisdiction, procurement of property or services.  See Santa Rita, LLC B-411467, B-411467.2: Jul 20, 2015(July 21, 2015)

Material misrepresentation, bait-and-switch.  See Invertix Corporation B-411329.2: Jul 8, 2015(July 20, 2015)

Simplified acquisition procedures, agency used negotiated procurement procedures, clarifications, discussions.  See International Waste Industries B-411338: Jul 7, 2015 (July 16, 2015)

More Legal



The Legislation Page is updated.  (July 27, 2015)


Department of Justice

Man Admits Supplying Falsely Remarked Computer Chips Used in U.S. Military Helicopters.  (July 29, 2015)

Former NIH Employee Indicted For Using Her Government Credit Card To Make Unauthorized Purchases.  (July 28, 2015)

Husband and Wife Admit to Procurement Fraud Scheme.  (July 28, 2015)

Department of Energy

Notice of Intent to Investigate potential worker safety and health noncompliance issued.  (July 23, 2015)

Notice of Intent to Investigate potential worker safety and health noncompliance issued (2). (July 23, 2015)

House of Representatives

Hearing entitled:  Lack of Oversight of Interagency Agreements - VA Procurement Failures (continued).  (July 22, 2015)

Small Business Administration

Nine firms welcomed into SBA Richmond District Office’s 8a Business Development Program.  (July 22, 2015)

Department of Defense

Publication of May 2015 Monthly Contract Data & Contract Reporting Scorecards.  (pdf)  (July 21, 2015)

Department of Justice

Contractor Resolves Foreign Bribery Charges.  (July 20, 2015)

Army Reserve Staff Sergeant Pleads Guilty to Bulk Cash Smuggling and Theft of Government Property While Serving in Afghanistan.  (July 16, 2015)

Three Owners and CEO of Contracting Company Indicted for Bribing Army National Guard Colonel.  (July 16, 2015)

Department of Energy

The National Nuclear Security Administration's Management of Support Service Contracts.  (July 16, 2015)

National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Audit of NASA's Management of International Space Station Operations and Maintenance Contracts.  (pdf)  (July 16, 2015)

Department of Energy

Security Enforcement Preliminary Notice of Violation issued.  (July 15, 2015)

Department of Defense

Publication of March & April 2015 Monthly Contract Data & Contract Reporting Scorecards.  (pdf)  (July 14, 2015)


Department of Defense

Defense Information Systems Agency and Defense Logistics Agency Information Technology Contracts Awarded Without Competition Were Generally Justified.  (July 30, 2015)

Government Accountability Office

International Trade:  The United States and European Union Are the Two Largest Markets Covered by Key Procurement-Related Agreements.  (July 30, 2015)

Defense Energy:  Observations on DOD's Investments in Alternative Fuels.  (July 28, 2015)

Department of Health and Human Services

Medicare Contractors' Payments to Providers for Hospital Outpatient Dental Services in Jurisdiction K Did Not Comply With Medicare Requirements.  (July 28, 2015)

Department of Defense

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Generally Purchased Sole-Source Spare Parts From the General Electric Company at Fair and Reasonable Prices. (July 27,2015)

Postal Service

Highway Contract Routes-Extra Trips in the Greater South Carolina District.  (pdf)  (July 27, 2015)

Environmental Protection Agency

Internal Controls Needed to Control Costs of Superfund Technical Assessment & Response Team Contracts.  (pdf)  (July 21, 2015)

Government Accountability Office

Defense Satellite Communications: DOD Needs Additional Information to Improve Procurements.  (July 20, 2015)

Veterans Affairs Contracting:  Improved Oversight Needed for Certain Contractual Arrangements.  (July 17, 2015)

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