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Federal Acquisition Circular 2020-08

Introduction.  (July 14, 2020)

FAR Case 2019-009:  Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Using Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment.  (July 14, 2020)

Small Entity Compliance Guide.  (July 14, 2020)


Earlier

Contracting Tools and Regulations

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information request

Acquisition of Helium.  (July 13, 2020)

Privacy Training.  (July 13, 2020)

Bureau of the Fiscal Service

Prompt Payment Interest Rate; Contract Disputes Act.  (July 10, 2020)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List; Additions and Deletions

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Promoting the Sharing of Supply Chain Security Risk Information between Government and Communications Providers and Suppliers.  (July 7, 2020)

Department of Defense

Guidance for Assessment of Other COVID-19 Related Impacts and Costs (July 6, 2020)

FedMall COVID-19 Non-Medical Personal Protective Equipment Contingency Corridor for Small Business (July 6, 2020)

Supplier Performance Risk System for National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-171 Department of Defense Assessment.  (July 6, 2020)

Civilian Agency Acquisition Council

CAAC Letter 2020-05:  CAAC Consultation to Issue a Class Deviation for Implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement(July 6, 2020)

Federal Acquisition Circular 2020-07

Introduction.  Small Entity Compliance Guide.  (July 2, 2020)

FAR Case 2015-002:  Requirements for DD Form 254, Contract Security Classification Specification.  (July 2, 2020)

FAR Case 2018-004:  Increased Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds.  (July 2, 2020)

FAR Case 2017-010:  Evaluation Factors for Multiple-Award Contracts.  (July 2, 2020)

FAR Case 2018-005:  Modifications to Cost or Pricing Data Requirements.  (July 2, 2020)

FAR Case 2018-022:  Orders Issued via Fax or Electronic Commerce.  (July 2, 2020)

Technical Amendments(July 2, 2020)

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Obligations of Federal Contractors and Subcontractors: TRICARE Providers (July 2, 2020)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2020-O0019:  United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.  Large file; 7 Attachments and 74 pages in pdf.  (July 2, 2020)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2019-013:  Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition--Related Thresholds.  (June 30, 2020)

VA Acquisition Regulation

Loan Guaranty and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Programs.  (June 30, 2020)

The White House

Executive Order on Modernizing and Reforming the Assessment and Hiring of Federal Job Candidates. (June 29, 2020)

General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation

Technical Amendments for URL Corrections.  (June 26, 2020)

Federal Maritime Commission

Service Contracts.  (June 25, 2020)

Department of Defense

Standard Operating Procedure for Records Retention and Destruction in the Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment.  (June 24, 2020)

Department of Energy

Extension of the National Interest Action code for COVID-19.  (June 22, 2020)

Office of Government Ethics

Executive Branch Financial Disclosure and Standards of Ethical Conduct.  (June 18, 2020)

Department of Defense

The Richard “Dick” Ginman Contingency Contracting Officer Excellence Award.  (June 17, 2020)

Fiscal Year 2021 Procurement Management Review Program.  (June 17, 2020)

VA Acquisition Regulation

Administrative and Information Matters; Publicizing Contract Actions; and Termination of Contracts.  (June 16, 2020)

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Promoting the Sharing of Supply Chain Security Risk Information between Government and Communications Providers and Suppliers(June 12, 2020)

General Services Administration

Federal Management Regulation: Personal Property.  (June 9, 2020)

VA Acquisition Regulation

Foreign Acquisition.  (June 9, 2020)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2017-019:  Policy on Joint Ventures.  (June 5, 2020)

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

DFARS Case 2020-D006:  Justification and Approval Threshold for 8(a) Contracts.  (June 5, 2020)

DFARS Case 2019-D027:  Market Research and Consideration of Value for the Determination of Price.  (June 5, 2020)

DFARS Case 2019-D019:  Modification of Clause -- Notification of Anticipated Contract Termination or Reduction.  (June 5, 2020)

DFARS Case 2020-D012:  Qualifications Requirements for Contracting Positions. (June 5, 2020)

DFARS Case 2020-D004:  Repeal of Annual Reporting Requirements to Congressional Defense Committees. (June 5, 2020)

DFARS Case 2017-D011:  Restrictions on Acquisitions from Foreign Sources; Correction. (June 5, 2020)

Technical Amendment; Correction. (June 5, 2020)

Technical Amendments.

Proposed Rules

DFARS Case 2018-D063:  Data Collection and Inventory for Services Contracts. (June 5, 2020)

DFARS Case 2018-D044:  Repeal of Clause - Tariff Information. (June 5, 2020)

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Protests

Government Accountability Office

BluePath Labs, LLC--Reconsideration, B-417960.6: Jul 10, 2020.  (July 14, 2020)

Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation, B-418580: Jun 17, 2020.  (July 14, 2020)

Verizon Business Network Services, Inc., B-418331.3, B-418331.4, B-418331.5: Jul 10, 2020.  (July 14, 2020)



Protests

Government Accountability Office

Delmock Technologies, Inc., B-418626.2: Jun 23, 2020.  (July 13, 2020)

Prestige Lawncare, Inc., B-418608: Jun 22, 2020.  (July 9, 2020)

Sysco Corporation--Reconsideration, B-418466.2: Jun 6, 2020(July 8, 2020)

M.C. Dean, Inc., B-418553, B-418553.2: Jun 15, 2020.  (July 7, 2020)

Ranger American of Puerto Rico, Inc., B-418616: Jul 2, 2020.  (July 7, 2020)

JDD, Inc.--Costs, B-417545.5: Jun 9, 2020 (July 7, 2020)

VariQ-CV JV, LLC, B-418551, B-418551.3: Jun 15, 2020.  (July 1, 2020)

Avar Consulting, Inc., B-417668.3, B-417668.4, B-417668.5: Jun 10, 2020.  (July 1, 2020)

Lion Vallen, Inc., B-418503, B-418503.2: May 29, 2020.  (July 1, 2020)

Court of Federal Claims

Squared Joint Venture v. U. S. -- Costs, No. 17-835C, July 1, 2020(July 6, 2020)

High Noon Unlimited, Inc.--Costs, B-417830.3: Jul 1, 2020 (July 2, 2020)

AGMA Security Service, Inc., B-418647: Jun 24, 2020 (July 2, 2020)

NLT Management Services, LLC, B-415936.11, B-415936.12, B-415936.13: Jun 19, 2020(July 2, 2020)

Trademasters Service, Inc., B-418546: Jun 10, 2020 (July 2, 2020)

Technology Innovation Alliance LLC v. U. S. and Tiber Creek Consulting, Inc., et al,  Nos. 19-1115C; 19-1162C; 19-1168C; 19-1169C; 19-1178C; 19-1189C; 19-1296C,  June 25, 2020. (June 26, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

Computer World Services Corporation, B-418287.3: Jun 29, 2020.  (June 30, 2020)

Babel Street, Inc., B-418730: Jun 16, 2020. (June 26, 2020)

SageCare, Inc.--Reconsideration, B-418292.8: Jun 23, 2020. (June 25, 2020)

Ranger American of the Virgin Islands, Inc., B-418539, B-418539.2: Jun 11, 2020. (June 25, 2020)

SNAP, Inc., B-418525, B-418525.2: Jun 5, 2020. (June 25, 2020)

Craft Bearing Company, Inc., B-418685: Jun 22, 2020. (June 24, 2020)

DURO Health, LLC, B-418582: Jun 19, 2020. (June 23, 2020)

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., B-418449: May 18, 2020.  (June 22, 2020)

Alliance Technology Group, LLC, B-418558: Jun 16, 2020. (June 22, 2020)

Jacobs Polar Services-CH2M Facility Support Services
B-418390.2, B-418390.3, B-418390.4: Jun 12, 2020
. (June 19, 2020)

LATA-Atkins Technical Services, LLC, B-418602, B-418602.4: Jun 10, 2020. (June 18, 2020)

AeroSage, LLC--Reconsideration. (June 18, 2020)

Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc., B-418602.2, B-418602.5: Jun 10, 2020.  (June 18, 2020)

CDS Services, Inc., B-418376.2: Jun 4, 2020.  (June 17, 2020)

Trademasters Service, Inc., B-418522: Jun 3, 2020. (June 17, 2020)

CACI, Inc.-Federal, B-418110.3, B-418110.4, B-418110.5: May 22, 2020.  (June 17, 2020)

Facility Services Management, Inc., B-418526, B-418526.2, B-418526.3: May 20, 2020. (June 17, 2020)

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Inserso Corporation v. U. S. and FEDITC, LLC, Riverside Engineering, LLC, 2019-1933, June 15, 2020. (June 16, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

NIKA Technologies, Inc., B-418563: Jun 5, 2020 (June 12, 2020)

Alvarez LLC, B-418367.6, B-418367.7: Jun 2, 2020 (June 12, 2020)

American Systems Group, B-418535: Jun 9, 2020.  (June 11, 2020)

BluePath Labs, LLC--Costs, B-417960.4: May 19, 2020.  (June 11, 2020)


Disputes

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

Superior Construction Company, ASBCA No. 61468, July 1, 2020.  (July 10, 2020)

Arcade Travel, Inc. d/b/a Boersma Travel Services, ASBCA Nos. 62009, 62010, 62076, July 1, 2020. (July 10, 2020)

Court of Federal Claims

Seneca Sawmill Company v. U. S., No. 16-1001C, July 2, 2020.  (July 6, 2020)

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

Professional Management Consulting Services, LLC, ASBCA Nos. 61861,  62173, June 25, 2020 (July 8, 2020)

Conquistador Dorado Joint Venture, ASBCA Nos. 60042, 60475, 60620, 60942, 60943, 61111, 61733, 61952; June 12, 2020 (July 6, 2020)

Civilian Board of Contract Appeals

Avue Technologies Corporation, CBCA 6752, 6753, 6754, June 30, 2020(July 2, 2020)

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

GSC Construction, Inc., ASBCA No. 61380, June 4, 2020.  (June 29, 2020)

Network Documentation & Implementation, Inc., ASBCA No. 61804, June 3, 2020. (June 29, 2020)

Vox Optima, LLC, ASBCA No. 62313, June 2, 2020. (June 29, 2020)

Odyssey International, Inc., ASBCA Nos. 62085, 62145, 62193, June 2, 2020. (June 29, 2020)

Horton Construction Co., Inc., ASBCA No. 61085, June 2, 2020. (June 29, 2020)

Civilian Board of Contract Appeals

Rapid Temps, Inc., CBCA 6703, June 19, 2020. (June 24, 2020)

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

Supreme Foodservice GmbH, ASBCA Nos. 57884, 58666, 59636, 59811, 61361, May 27, 2020.  (June 22, 2020)

Chugach Federal Solutions, Inc., ASBCA No. 61320, May 27, 2020. (June 22, 2020)

More Legal

Contracting Reviews, Audits, & Assessments

Department of Defense

Purchases of Ammonium Perchlorate Through Subcontracts With a Single Department of Defense-Approved Domestic Supplier.  (July 14, 2020)


Contracting News

Department of Justice

Former Department of Defense Contracting Officer and Maryland Woman Charged with Defrauding Government.  (July 13, 2020)

American Contractor Charged as Part of Theft Ring Responsible for Stealing Government Equipment from U.S. Military Base in Afghanistan.  (July 10, 2020)

Department of Defense

Urgent Acquisition Effort Provides Safe COVID-19 Patient Transport in 95 Days.  (July 8, 2020)

Department of Labor

Government Contractor Pays $650,000 in Back Pay, Interest to Settle Hiring Discrimination Allegations.  (July 8, 2020)

Department Review Results in Federal Contractor Paying $171,300 in Back Wages to Settle Alleged Hiring Discrimination (July 8, 2020)

Department of Justice

Defense Contractor Facing Federal Indictment for Selling Chinese-Made Body Armor and Related Goods to Federal Agencies(July 8, 2020)

Department of Labor

Louisiana Company Charged With Conspiracy To Defraud The Government And Violate The Procurement Integrity Act.  (July 6, 2020)

General Services Administration

GSA Announces Plans to Revamp Small Business GWAC Programs(July 6, 2020)

Project of Government Oversight

Spare Us the F-35 Parts Mismanagement.  (July 6, 2020)

Department of Defense

Risk Aversion Impedes Hypersonics Development (July 2, 2020)

Department of Justice

University Agrees to Settle Claims Associated with Certain Rebates and Credits on Purchases Made under Federal Grants. (July 1, 2020)

Department of Labor

Department's Review Results in Federal Contractor Paying $858,492 in Back Wages to Settle Alleged Hiring Discrimination. (June 29, 2020)

General Services Administration

GSA Awards Contracts For Commercial E-Marketplace Platform Providers. (June 29, 2020)

Department of Justice

Health Related Companies Agree to Pay over $233 Million Combined to Resolve Criminal FCPA Cases. (June 26, 2020)

Department of Labor

Subcontractor at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard construction megaproject agreed to resolve hiring discrimination at its New Hampshire facility. (June 25, 2020)

General Services Administration

GSA Increases Ceiling for 8(a) STARS II Contract
June 24, 2020
. (June 25, 2020)

The White House

Presidential Determination Pursuant to Section 303 of the Defense Production Act of 1950. (June 25, 2020)

Department of Labor

Judge Orders Baltimore-Based Federal Contractor to Pay $960,905 In Back Wages to Resolve Discrimination and Harassment Allegations. (June 23, 2020)

Department of Justice

Contractor employee accepted $2.5 million in bribes and kickbacks associated with Energy Saving Performance Contracts.  (June 23, 2020)


Contracting Reviews, Audits, & Assessments

Department of Veterans Affairs

Waste and Abuse by the Former Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration.  (July 9, 2020)

A Synopsis of Preaward Reviews of VA Federal Supply Schedule Pharmaceutical Proposals Issued in Fiscal Year 2019.  (July 1, 2020)

VA Should Examine Options to Expand Retail Pharmacy Drug Discounts.  (July 1, 2020)

Environmental Protection Agency

EPA’s Initial Implementation of CARES Act Section 3610. (July 1, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

Small Business Subcontracting: Oversight of Contractor Compliance with Subcontracting Plans Needs Improvement.  (June 30, 2020)

Department of Energy

National Nuclear Security Administration: Analyzing Cost Savings Program Could Result in Wider Use and Additional Contractor Efficiencies. (June 25, 2020)

Postal Service

Management of HCR Contractor Failures at the Greensboro, NC, Processing and Distribution Center. (June 24, 2020)

Department of Energy

The Department of Energy’s Management of Cleanup at the Paducah Site’s C-400 Complex. (June 24, 2020)

General Services Administration

PBS's Lease Extensions and Holdovers. (June 23, 2020)

Department of Defense

Army Contracting Command–Afghanistan’s Award and Administration of Contracts. (June 23, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

Small Business Development Centers: Reevaluation of How SBA Sets Initial Funding Estimate Needed to Help Reduce Burden. (June 23, 2020)

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