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Contracting Tools and Regulations

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List; Additions and Deletions

VA Acquisition Regulation

Administrative Matters; Publicizing Contract Actions; and Termination of Contracts (February 13, 2020)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2017-003:  Individual Sureties.  (February 12, 2020)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

Public Meeting on Prohibition on Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment (February 11, 2020)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2020-O0006:  Restriction on Acquisition of Tantalum.  (February 10, 2020)

Class Deviation 2020-O0005:  Prohibition on Contracting with Persons that have Business Operations with the Maduro Regime.  (February 10, 2020)

Class Deviation 2020-O0004:  Reporting Loss of Government Property.  (February 10, 2020)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information collection

Termination Settlement Proposal Forms.  (February 5, 2020)

Small Business Administration

Regulatory Reform Initiative:  Government Contracting Programs.  (February 4, 2020)

Federal Management Regulation

Utility Services.  (February 3, 2020)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information collection

Examination of Records by Comptroller General and Contract Audit.  (January 31, 2020)

Payments to Small Business Subcontractors.  (January 31, 2020)

General Services Administration

Rules of Procedure of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals; Technical Amendment.  (January 30, 2020)

Small Business Administration

National Defense Authorization Acts, Recovery Improvements for Small Entities after Disaster Act, and Other Small Business Government Contracting; Correction.  (January 30, 2020)

Department of Energy

Expiration of GSA’s FAR 51 Deviation.  (January 30, 2020)

Small Business Administration

Class Waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule. (January 23, 2020)

Office of Federal Procurement Policy

Procurement Administrative Lead Time (PALT).  (January 21, 2020)

Small Business Administration

Use of Federal Surplus Personal Property for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses and Small Businesses in Disaster Areas and Puerto Rico.  (January 21, 2020)

Federal Acquisition Circular 2020-04

Introduction.  (January 15, 2020)

FAR Case 2019-012:  Trade Agreements Thresholds.  (January 15, 2020)

Small Entity Compliance Guide.  (January 15, 2020)

Department of Defense

DFARS Case 2018-D018:  Noncommercial Computer Software.  (January 14, 2020)

Small Business Administration

Extension on comment period for Consolidation of Mentor Protege Programs and Other Government Contracting Amendments.  (January 10, 2020)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2020-O0003:  Use of Fixed-Price Contracts for Foreign Military Sales.  (January 10, 2020)

General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation

GSAR Case 2016-G502:  Submission and Distribution of Federal Supply Schedule Price Lists.  (January 9, 2020)

Department of Labor

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Three New Wage and Hour Opinion Letters.  (January 8, 2020)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NFS Case 2017-N010:  Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Parts.  (January 7, 2020)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information collection

Patents.  (January 7, 2020)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2020-O0002:  Authority to Acquire Products and Services Produced in Afghanistan or in Countries Along a Major Route of Supply to Afghanistan.  (January 3, 2020)

More Rules

More Small Business

Protests

Government Accountability Office

Barbaricum LLC--Costs, B-416728.4, Jan 29, 2020 (February 18, 2020)

Air Tractor, Inc., B-418244, B-418244.2, Feb 10, 2020 (February 18, 2020)

U.S. Facilities, Inc., B-418229, B-418229.2, Jan 30, 2020 (February 18, 2020)


BLOGS

Wifcon Blog

Yes Virginia, You Are Honored with a Plaque.  Read.

Don Mansfield

Plain Language Writing Contest. Read.

Emptor Cautus

Acquisition Reform ― It’s Soylent Green!  Read.


Earlier

Trade Agreements Acts

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Acetris Health, LLC, No. 2018-2399, February 10, 2020 (February 11, 2020)

Protests

Government Accountability Office

CPS Professional Services, LLC d/b/a CATHEXIS
B-417928.2: Feb 5, 2020
(February 12, 2020)

Global Accounting, LLC, B-417822.2, B-417822.3: Nov 27, 2019 (February 12, 2020)

Burchick Construction Company, Inc., B-417310.3: Jan 27, 2020 (February 12, 2020)

Community Education Centers, Inc., B-418207, B-418207.2: Jan 24, 2020 (February 12, 2020)

G2 Global Solutions, LLC, B-416981.5: Jan 24, 2020 (February 10, 2020)

Raytheon Company, B-417524.2,B-417524.3: Dec 19, 2019 (February 10, 2020)

Prairie Quest, Inc., B-417573.2: Jan 31, 2020 (February 10, 2020)

Copyright Infringement

Court of Federal Claims

HEALTHeSTATE, LLC v. U. S. and ASM Research, LLC, No. 18-034, January 31, 2020.  (February 3, 2020)

Protests

Court of Federal Claims

Caddell Construction Co. v. U. S. and  B.L. Harbert International, L.L.C., No. 19-1568C, February 5, 2020.  (February 6, 2020)

Harmonia Holdings Group, LLC, v. U. S., No. 19-674,  February 3, 2020.  (February 5, 2020)

Quality Control International, LLC v. U. S. and Phoenix Management, Inc., No. 20-37C, January 31, 2020.  (February 3, 2020)

A Squared Joint Venture v. U. S., No. 17-835C, January 28, 2020.  (January 29, 2020)

HVF West, LLC v. U. S. and Lamb Depollution, Inc.. (January 27, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

Integrity Management Consulting, Inc., B-417942: Dec 16, 2020.  (February 7, 2020)

Inquiries, Inc., B-417415.2: Dec 30, 2019.  (February 6, 2020)

Quality Control International, LLC, B-417984: Dec 20, 2019.  (February 5, 2020)

InuTeq, LLC, B-416710.3, B-416710.4: Jul 24, 2019.  (February 5, 2020)

Battelle Memorial Institute, B-416263.5: Jan 23, 2020. (February 3, 2020)

Voith Hydro, Inc.--Costs--Reconsideration, B-416243.5: Jan 31, 2020.  (February 3, 2020)

Logistics Management Institute, B-418160, B-418160.2: Jan 16, 2020.  (January 31, 2020)

Rig Masters, Inc., B-417374.5, B-417374.6: Jan 23, 2020.  (January 31, 2020)

WorldWide Language Resources, Inc.--Costs, B-417015.16: Jan 28, 2020.  (January 31, 2020)

Altair Equipment Company, Inc., B-418303: Jan 29, 2020.  (January 30, 2020)

Root9B, LLC, B-417801,B-417801.2: Nov 4, 2019.  (January 30, 2020)

Panum Telcom, LLC, B-418202: Jan 17, 2020.  (January 30, 2020)

Columbia Ancillary Services, Inc., B-416800.4: Jan 21, 2020. (January 30, 2020)

Absolute Business Solutions, Inc., B-418184: Jan 21, 2020.  (January 30, 2020)

ITI Solutions, Inc., B-418132: Jan 14, 2020.  (January 29, 2020)

Nuance Communications, Inc., B-418106: Jan 8, 2020. (January 29, 2020)

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., B-418125, B-418125.2, B-418125.3: Jan 15, 2020. (January 28, 2020)

PREA Auditors of America, LLC, B-417856.2: Nov 26, 2019.  (January 24, 2020)

XL Associates, Inc. d/b/a XLA, B-417426.3: Jan 16, 2020.  (January 24, 2020)

Vetterra, LLC, B-417991, B-417991.2, B-417991.3: Dec 29, 2019.  (January 24, 2020)

Management Systems International, Inc.; Blumont Engineering Solutions, Inc., B-418080, B-418080.2, B-418080.3: Jan 9, 2020.  (January 24, 2020)

CDO Technologies, Inc.; Abacus Technology Corporation, B-418111, B-418111.2, B-418111.3, B-418111.4,B-418111.5, B-418111.6: Jan 14, 2020.  (January 24, 2020)

Yulista Tactical Services LLC, B-417317.3, B-417317.5, B-417317.6: Jan 15, 2020.  (January 24, 2020)

Noble Supply & Logistics, Inc., B-418141: Jan 16, 2020.  (January 22, 2020)

Harmonia Holdings Group, LLC, B-417475.5, B-417475.6: Jan 2, 2020.  (January 21, 2020)

SOC LLC, B-418027, B-418027.2: Dec 30, 2019.  (January 21, 2020)

Court of Federal Claims

Emergency Planning Management, Inc. v. U. S.,  No. 19-1024, January 23, 2020.  (January 24, 2020)

Colonna’s Shipyard, Inc.v. U. S., No. 19-1373C, January 21, 2020.(January 22, 2020)

W&G Machine Company, Inc. v. U. S. and The  Boeing Company, No. 19-1696C, January 10, 2020.  (January 13, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

Epic Systems, Inc., B-418104, B-418104.2: Jan 2, 2020.  (January 14, 2020)

Watershed Security, LLC, B-417178.4, B-417178.6: Jul 11, 2019.  (January 13, 2020)

IT Objects, LLC, B-418012, B-418012.2: Jan 2, 2020.  (January 10, 2020)

Undercover Training, LLC, B-418170: Jan 9, 2020.  (January 10, 2020)

Deloitte Consulting, LLP, B-416882.4: Jan 6, 2020.  (January 10, 2020)

Seventh Dimension, LLC, B-417630.2, B-417630.3: Dec 26, 2019.  (January 10, 2020)

Spatial Front, Inc., B-417985, B-417985.2: Dec 18, 2019.  (January 10, 2020)

22nd Century Technologies, Inc., B-418029, B-418029.2, B-418029.3: Dec 26, 2019.  (January 10, 2020)

Wellspring Worldwide, Inc., B-417282.2, B-417282.3, B-417282.4: Dec 20, 2019.  (January 9, 2020)

Verizon Business Network Services, Inc.,
B-418073, B-418073.2, B-418073.3: Dec 26, 2019
.  (January 9, 2020)

GSI Construction Corporation, B-418084: Jan 6, 2020.  (January 9, 2020)

Trillion ERP Venture Tech, LLC, B-418257.4: Dec 31, 2019.  (January 9, 2020)

NTT DATA Services Federal Government, Inc. B-417235.2, B-417235.3: Jan 2, 2020.  (January 9, 2020)

MindPetal Software Solutions, Inc., B-418016: Dec 20, 2019.  (January 7, 2020)

Court of Federal Claims

G4S Secure Solutions v. U. S. and ISS Action, Inc., No. 19-1329C, January 3, 2020.  (January 6, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

Spanish Solutions Language Services, LLC, B-418191: Jan 2, 2020.  (January 6, 2020)


Disputes

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

SBH Services & CORE Construction, JV II, ASBCANo. 61714, January 27, 2020 (February 14, 2020)

Puma Energy Honduras, S.A. de C.V., ASBCA No. 61966, January 14, 2020 (February 14, 2020)

Civilian Board of Contract Appeals

Griz One Firefighting, LLC, CBCA 6358, February 11, 2020 (February 13, 2020)

Stobil Enterprise, CBCA 5698-R, February 6, 2020 (February 13, 2020)

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

GSI & Whitesell-Green, JV, ASBCA No. 62216, January 30, 2020 (February 13, 2020)

Odyssey International, Inc., ASBCA No. 62062, January 28, 2019 (February 13, 2020)

M. L. Energia, Inc., ASBCA No. 58975, January 27, 2020 (February 13, 2020)

Court of Federal Claims

Hanover Insurance Company v. U. S., NO. 13-499C; 13-500C; 13-800C; 16-1187, January 29, 2020. (January 30, 2020)

The Tolliver Group, Inc. v. U. S., No. 17-1763C, January 22, 2020.  (January 23, 2020)

Civilian Board of Contract Appeals

Avue Technologies Corporation, CBCA 6360, 6627, February 3, 2020.  (February 7, 2020)

Vet4U, LLC, CBCA 6612-C(5387), January 29, 2020.  (February 7, 2020)

NVS Technologies, Inc., CBCA 4775, 5360, 6334, January 14, 2020.  (January 23, 2020)

Analytic Services Inc., CBCA 6688, January 14, 2020. (January 23, 2020)

Raytheon Company, B-417935, B-417935.2, B-417935.3: Dec 13, 2019. (January 17, 2020)

Williams Building Company, Inc., CBCA 6559, 6647, January 6, 2020.  (January 16, 2020)

Court of Federal Claims

InterImage, Inc. v. U. S., Nos. 15-582C & 16-1300C, January 13, 2020.  (January 14, 2020)

Raytheon Company v. U. S., No. 19-883C, January 14, 2020.  (January 15, 2020)

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

AXXON International, LLC, ASBCA Nos. 61224, 61268, 61625,  December 20, 2019.  (January 7, 2020)

Ford Lumber & Building Supply, Inc., ASBCA No. 61618, December 18, 2019.  (January 7, 2020)

Buck Town Contractors & Co., ASBCA Nos. 60939, 60940, 60941, December 17, 2019.  (January 7, 2020)

CDM Constructors Inc., ASBCA Nos. 62026, 62088, 62089, December 10, 2019.  (January 7, 2020)

DCX-CHOL Enterprises, Inc.,  ASBCA Nos. 61636, 61637, July 11, 2019.  (January 7, 2020)

Civilian Board of Contract Appeals

Suffolk Construction Company, Inc., CBCA 2953, 2954, 2955, 3596, 4175, 4377, 5006, December 19, 2019.  (January 6, 2020)

More Legal

Contracting News

Department of Justice

State Department Contracting Officer Sentenced to Prison for Bribery and Procurement Fraud Scheme (February 18, 2020)

Contracting Reviews, Audits, & Assessments

Department of Defense

Contract Costs for Hurricane Recovery Efforts at Navy Installations (February 18, 2020)


Earlier

Contracting News

Department of Labor

GSA, DOL Partner in Centers of Excellence Initiative (February 14, 2020)

Electrical Contractor Pays $221,853 in Back Wages, Benefits After Investigation Finds Violations at Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.  (February 6, 2020)

Department of Justice

Government Contractor Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for $3.7 Million Procurement Fraud Scheme (February 11, 2020)

Three Individuals Convicted For Participating in International Fraud Scheme (February 10, 2020)

Pen Yan Man Pleads Guilty To Falsifying Inspection Reports For Space Parts.  (February 6, 2020)

Former Employee of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Facing Federal Indictment in Maryland.  (February 6, 2020)

New Article

See: Innovation for Hire: A Descriptive Study of Federal Acquisitions and Contractor R&D.  (February 5, 2020)

General Services Administration

Major Progress During Phase Two of GSA’s Multiple Award Schedule Consolidation.  (February 4, 2020)

Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD’s Purchase Card Program Had Inaccurate Records, Untimely Training, and Improper Purchases.  (February 4, 2020)

HUD’s Travel Cards Were Used for Illegal, Improper, or Erroneous Purchases and Were Not Always Used When Required.  (February 4, 2020)

Department of State

Audit of Mission Turkey and Embassy Beirut Fuel Oversight and Payment Process Press Briefing by Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment Ellen M. Lord.  (February 3, 2020)

Department  of Justice

Aircraft manufacturer Agrees to Pay Over $3.9 Billion in Global Penalties to Resolve Foreign Bribery and ITAR Case.  (February 3, 2020)

General Services Administration

Julie Dunne Named New Commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service.  (January 31, 2020)

House of Representatives

Hearing entitled:  GSA Outleases and the Trump Old Post Office Hotel.  (January 29, 2020)

Wifcon.com

The Federal Acquisition Regulation Research page is updated through FAC 2020-4. (January 28, 2020)

The Legislation page is updated. (January 28, 2020)

Top 10 Articles On Articles Page for CY 2019.  See Here. (January 27, 2020)

Most Viewed Protest Pages During CY 2019.  See Here. (January 27, 2020)

Department of Energy

Notice of intent to investigate contractor's potential deficiencies in its Worker Safety and Health Program.  (January 27, 2020)

Enforcement Letter Issued to Contractor for Noncompliances with DOE Worker Safety and Health Program. (January 27, 2020)

Defense Logistics Agency

Speed Networking. (January 27, 2020)

Small Business Administration

SBA Holds Workshops on Applying for Women’s Business Center Grant Set for Feb. 4-5, 2020.  (January 24, 2020)

Department  of Justice

Contractor Pays $1.5M to Resolve Kickback Allegations. (January 24, 2020)

Former San Angelo Police Chief Indicted for Bribery.  (January 21, 2020)

The MITRE Corporation

Driving Impact Through Acquisition Flexibility.  (January 16, 2020)

Department  of Justice

Former Air Force Employee and Virginia Based Contractor Indicted  for Alleged Bribery and Government Contract Fraud Scheme.  (January 16, 2020)

Certified Public Accountant Pleads Guilty To Participating In Federal Contract Bribe Conspiracy.  (January 15, 2020)

Contractor to Pay $525,000 to Settle False Claims Allegations for Providing Nonconforming Parts.  (January 15, 2020)

Former Green Beret Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy and Receiving Stolen Federal Funds.  (January 14, 2020)

Coast Guard

Coast Guard releases final request for proposal for industry studies.  (January 13, 2020)

Department  of Justice

Owners of Contractor Charged for Defrauding Government Contracting Programs.  (January 13, 2020)

Department of Labor

Department Finds Georgia Contractor Violated Federal Wage Laws During Hurricane Florence Recovery Efforts in North Carolina.  (January 7, 2020)

Department of Justice

NASA Contractor Agrees To Pay $375,000 To Settle False Claims Act Liability.  (January 7, 2020)

Government Contractor Sentenced to 18 Months for Fraudulently Claiming to Perform Services as a Minority Business Enterprise.  (January 6, 2020)


Contracting Reviews, Audits, & Assessments

Government Accountability Office

National Weather Service: Information on Contractor Selection and Work Performed for Its Operations and Workforce Analysis Project (February 11, 2020)

Department of Defense

Evaluation of Weather Support Capabilities for the MQ-9 Reaper (February 10, 2020)

Audit of Readiness of Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyers.  (February 7, 2020)

Department of Energy

Assessment of Radioactive Waste Management at the Idaho Cleanup Project Interim Report (February 10, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

Cost Accounting Standards: Board Has Taken Initial Steps to Meet Recent Legislative Requirements (February 7, 2020)

Federal Real Property: GSA Should Improve Accuracy, Completeness, and Usefulness of Public Data (February 7, 2020)

VA Acquisition Management: Steps Needed to Ensure Healthcare Federal Supply Schedules Remain Useful (February 7, 2020)

Department of the Interior

Big Bend National Park Mismanaged More Than $250,000 in Equipment Purchases.  (February 10, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

Information Technology: DHS Directives Have Strengthened Federal Cybersecurity, but Improvements Are Needed.  (February 5, 2020)

National Nuclear Security Administration Contracting: Review of the NNSA Report on the Los Alamos National Laboratory Contract Competition.  (January 31, 2020)

NASA Commercial Crew Program: Significant Work Remains to Begin Operational Missions to the Space Station.  (January 30, 2020)

James Webb Space Telescope: Technical Challenges Have Caused Schedule Strain and May Increase Costs. (January 29, 2020)

Federal Property: GSA Guidance Needed to Help Agencies Identify Unneeded Property in Warehouses.  (January 23, 2020)

GSA Leasing: Improving Stakeholder Outreach and Lease Model Evaluation Could Enhance Competition.  (January 21, 2020)

Department of Defense

Defense Contract Management Agency Contracting Officer Actions on Penalties Recommended by the Defense Contract Audit Agency.  (January 15, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

Defense Acquisitions: Senior Leaders Should Emphasize Key Practices to Improve Weapon System Reliability.  (January 15, 2020)

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Management of Select Service Contracts Used by the Office of Data and Technology.  (January 9, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

Best Practices for Evaluating the Readiness of Technology for Use in Acquisition Programs and Projects.  (January 8, 2020)

Department of Veterans Affairs

VA Real Property: VHA Should Improve Activation Cost Estimates and Oversight.  (January 3, 2020)

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