Small Business Administration

Information Collection

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List

The White House

National Security Presidential Memorandum Regarding U.S. Conventional Arms Transfer Policy (April 20, 2018)

Contracting Rules & Tools

Department of Veterans Affairs

VAAR Case 2014-V001:  Revise and Streamline VA Acquisition Regulation To Adhere to Federal Acquisition Regulation Principles.  (April 16, 2018)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2018-O0013:  Micro-Purchase Threshold, Simplified Acquisition Threshold, and Special Emergency Procurement Authority.  (April 16, 2018)

Class Deviation 2018-O0012:  Threshold for Obtaining Certified Cost or Pricing Data.  (April 16, 2018)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2016-D015:  Competition for Religious-Related Services Contracts.  (April 13, 2018)

DFARS Case 2017-D004:  Consolidation of Contract Requirements.  (April 13, 2018)

DFARS Case 2017-D033:  Definition of
“Information Technology.” 
(April 13, 2018)

DFARS Case 2017-D039:  Educational Service Agreements.  (April 13, 2018)

DFARS Case 2017-D032:  Safe Access to Projects in Afghanistan.  (April 13, 2018)

DFARS Case 2015-D013:  Temporary Extension of Test Program for Comprehensive Small Business Subcontracting Plans.  (April 13, 2018)

Acquisition of Items for Which Federal Prison Industries Has a Significant Market Share (April 13, 2018)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List

Department of the Treasury Acquisition Regulation

Responsible Prospective Contractor, Tax Check Requirement (April 11, 2018)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Collection

Delivery Schedules (April 11, 2018)

Transportation Requirements (April 11, 2018)

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Amendments to the HUD Acquisition Regulation:   Government Technical Representatives, Contracting Officer's Representatives, codification of deviations, minor corrections to clauses, provisions, and the HUDAR matrix.  (April 9, 2018)

Department of Energy

Acquisition Letter 2018-06:  Agreements in Commercializing Technologies.  (April 9, 2018)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Revise and Streamline VA Acquisition Regulation – Parts 844 and 845.  (April 6, 2018)

Revise and Streamline VA Acquisition Regulation – Parts 831and 833.  (April 6, 2018)

Government Accountability Office

Establishment and operation of an electronic filing and document dissemination system for the filing of bid protests with GAO.  (April 2, 2018)

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Bid Protests

Comptroller General

SSA's evaluation differs from SSEB's evaluation.  See PiperCoughlin, LLC B-414352.2: Apr 17, 2018 (April 19, 2018)


Don Mansfield

Are Small Business Concerns "Nontraditional Defense Contractors?" Read.

Wifcon Blog

Congress Passes Too Much Acquisition Legislation.  Read.

NCMA Executive Director

“Cutting the Cord” in Contract Management—Faster than Expected. Read

Vern Edwards

Warning To Proposal Writers (and Agency Evaluators). Read.

Emptor Cautus

Acquisition Reform ― It’s Soylent Green!  Read.

Bob Antonio

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


Bid Protests

Comptroller General

DVA, SDVOSB or VOSB set-aside, ICGE, fair and reasonable price. See Crosstown Courier Service, Inc. B-415818: Mar 27, 2018 (April 17, 2018)

Costs, corrective action, clearly meritorious, undue delay in taking corrective action.  See HESCO Bastion Ltd.--Costs B-415526.3: Apr 3, 2018 (April 12, 2018)

Court of Federal Claims

Rule of two.  See Veterans Contracting Group v. U. S., No. 18-92C, April 5, 2018(April 9, 2018)

Comptroller General

Adjustments to cost proposal.  See Oak Grove Technologies, LLC B-415772, B-415772.2: Mar 15, 2018 (April 9, 2018)

Unbalanced pricing, risk.  See Crawford RealStreet Joint Venture B-415193.2, B-415193.3: Apr 2, 2018 (April 6, 2018)

Award to higher-rated, higher-priced proposal.  See Pacific-Gulf Marine, Inc. B-415375, B-415375.2: Jan 2, 2018.  (April 6, 2018)

Costs, delay in corrective action, meritorious versus clearly meritorious protest.  See Herren Associates, Inc.--Costs B-414792.4: Nov 21, 2017.  (April 5, 2018)

More Legal

Contracting News

Department of Justice

Former Venezuelan Official Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering Charge in Connection with Bribery Scheme (April 20, 2018)

Rand Corporation

Factoring Security Cooperation into Core U.S. Air Force Decisionmaking Processes (April 20, 2018)


Contracting News

The Mitre Corporation

Challenge-Based Acquisition, 3rd Edition (April 19, 2018)

Department of Justice

Three More Defendants Charged in Fraud Scheme Involving Small Business Contracts (April 19, 2018)

School Owner Pleads Guilty to $2 Million Bribery Scheme Involving VA Program for Disabled Military Veterans (April 17, 2018)

U. S. Senate

Government Oversight: Failures in FEMA Contracting for Emergency Tarps and Sheeting During the 2017 Hurricane Season (April 16, 2018)

Department of Justice

Company Agrees to Pay $9.68 Million to Settle False Claims Act Liability Related to Improper Billing for Portable Oxygen (April 13, 2018)

Rand Corporation

Gap Analysis and Alternatives Analysis of the Coast Guard Cost Estimating Workforce (April 12, 2018)

Department of Energy

Nuclear Safety Enforcement Consent order issued to contractors (April 9, 2018)

Department of Justice

Transportation Operator Sentenced to 14 Months for Defrauding the State Department (April 9, 2018)

Multiple Defendants Charged in Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme Involving Over $200 Million in Small Business Contracts (April 4, 2018)

Contracting Audits

Department of Defense

Noncompetitive Information Technology Contracts at the Defense Health Agency (April 18, 2018)

Defense Information Systems Agency Contract Awards at Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization Europe (April 18, 2018)

Government Accountability Office

Amphibious Combat Vehicle: Program Should Take Steps to Ensure Manufacturing Readiness.  (April 18, 2018)

Civilian and Contractor Workforces: DOD's Cost Comparisons Addressed Most Report Elements but Excluded Some Costs (April 18, 2018)

Defense Business Systems: DOD Needs to Continue Improving Guidance and Plans for Effectively Managing Investments (April 17, 2018)

Coast Guard Acquisitions: Status of Coast Guard's Heavy Polar Icebreaker Acquisition (April 16, 2018)

NASA Contractor Whistleblowers: Steps Taken to Implement Program but Improvements to Timeliness and Guidance Needed (April 10, 2018)

Payments to Electromagnetic Pulse Commission Support Contractor (April 17, 2018)

Department of Energy

Lessons Learned from Assessments of Emergency Management Programs at U.S. Department of Energy Sites (April 4, 2018)

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