Contracting Rules and Tools

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information collection.

Anti-Kickback Procedures (August 26, 2019)

Report of Shipment (August 26, 2019)

Federal Transit Administration

Project Management Oversight (August 26, 2019)


Contracting Rules and Tools

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2018-022:  Orders Issued via Fax or Electronic Commerce.  (August 23, 2019)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2019-O0010:  Peer Reviews of Contracts for Supplies and Services.  (August 23, 2019)

Class Deviation 2019-O0011:  Performance Based Payments.  (August 23, 2019)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List; Additions and Deletions

Document 1. (August 23, 2019)

Document 2. (August 23, 2019)

Department of Defense

DoD Procedures Implementing FAR 4.21, Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment (FAR Case 2018-017).  (August 19, 2019)

Department of the Army

Interim Final Rule Change 1 to the Military Freight Traffic Unified Rules Publication. (August 16, 2019)

Small Business Administration

Surety Bond Guarantee Program Fees (August 14, 2019)

Federal Acquisition Circular 2019-05

Introduction.  (August 13, 2019)

FAR Case 2018-017:  Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment.  (August 13, 2019)

Small Entity Compliance Guide(August 13, 2019)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information collection.

Extraordinary Contractual Action Requests.  (August 13, 2019)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2016-002:  Applicability of Small Business Regulations Outside the United States.  (August 12, 2019)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2019-D011:  Modification of DFARS Clauses Related to the Display of Hotline Posters.  (August 9, 2019)

DFARS Case 2019-D032:  New World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement Country - Australia. (August 9, 2019)

DFARS Case 2018-D016:  Preference for Certain Commercial Services.

DFARS Case 2018-D008:  Undefinitized Contract Actions. (August 9, 2019)


DFARS Case 2018-D015:  Management of Should-Cost Review Process. (August 9, 2019)

DFARS Case 2019-D008:  Review of Defense Solicitations by Procurement Center Representatives. (August 9, 2019)

Department of Energy

Implementation of Indian Energy Preference Provision in EPAct 2005. (August 9, 2019)

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Government Accountability Office

Israel Aerospace Industries B-417681: Aug 16, 2019 (August 22, 2019)


Wifcon Blog

The Guy Lacks Initiative. Read.

Don Mansfield

Plain Language Writing Contest. Read.

Emptor Cautus

Acquisition Reform ― Itís Soylent Green!  Read.



Government Accountability Office

Warrior Service Company B-417574: Aug 19, 2019 (August 21, 2019)

American Justice Solutions, Inc., dba Corrective Solutions B-417171.2: Aug 16, 2019.  (August 20, 2019)

TechAnax, LLC; Rigil Corporation B-408685.22, B-408685.25: Aug 16, 2019.  (August 20, 2019)

Warrior Service Company B-417612: Aug 16, 2019.  (August 20, 2019)

Warrior Service Company B-417572: Aug 16, 2019.  (August 20, 2019)

Court of Federal Claims

Criterion Systems, Inc. v U, S. No. 19-593 C, August 19, 2019.  (August 20, 2019)

Technatomy Corp. v. U. S. and Solers, Inc., Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.,  No. 19-369C, August 13, 2019. (August 15, 2019)

Zeidman Technologies v. U. S., No. 17-1662C, August 14, 2019. (August 15, 2019)


Civilian Board of Contract Appeals

BES Design/Build, LLC, CBCA 5514, August 9, 2019 (August 14, 2019)

BES Design/Build, LLC, CBCA 5515, August 9, 2019. (August 14, 2019)

CH2M-WG IDAHO, LLC, CBCA 6147-R, August 8, 2019 (August 14, 2019)

SBCArchwayHelena, LLC, CBCA 5997, 6464, August 8, 2019.  (August 14, 2019)

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

Nassar Group International, ASBCA Nos. 58451, 59465, 59701, August 1, 2019.  (August 14, 2019)

DynCorp International LLC, ASBCA No. 61274, August 1, 2019.  (August 14, 2019)

Ford Lumber & Building Supply, Inc., ASBCA Nos. 61617, 61618, 61619, August 1, 2019.  (August 14, 2019)

Potomac Electric Corp., ASBCA No. 61371,  July 30, 2019.  (August 14, 2019)

Court of Federal Claims

Second Street Holdings, LLC v. U. S., No. 19-473C, August 12, 2019.  (August 14, 2019)

Safeguard Base Operations, LLC v. U. S. and B&O Joint Venture, LLC. (August 14, 2019)

Jarurn Investors, LLC v. U. S., No. 18-1216C, August 12, 2019. (August 13, 2019)


Government Accountability Office

22nd Century Technologies, Inc. B-416669.5, B-416669.6: Aug 5, 2019. (August 16, 2019)

Quotient, Inc. B-416473.6, B-416473.7: Jul 30, 2019. (August 16, 2019)

Credence Management Solutions, LLC B-417389.2: Jul 31, 2019 (August 14, 2019)

Technology Advancement Group, Inc.  B-417609: Aug 8, 2019. (August 12, 2019)

Tom & Jerry, Inc. B-417531, B-417531.2: Jul 30, 2019. (August 12, 2019)

AECOM Management Services, Inc.; Fluor Intercontinental, Inc.; PAE-Parsons Global Logistics Services, LLC B-417506.2, B-417506.3, B-417506.4, B-417506.5, B-417506.6,B-417506.7,B-417506.8, B-417506.9, B-417506.11: Aug 7, 2019. (August 9, 2019)

United Aeronautical Corporation B-417560: Aug 7, 2019. (August 9, 2019)

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Contracting News

Contracting Audits

Department of Health and Human Services

Medicare Administrative Contractor Information Security Program Evaluations for Fiscal Year 2018 (August 26, 2019)

General Services Administration

GSA's Use of the NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement Contract (August 26, 2019)

TRICARE Payments for Health Care Services and Equipment That Were Paid Without Maximum Allowable Reimbursement Rates (August 26, 2019)



The Legislation page has been updated.  (July 29, 2019)

Contracting News

Department of Energy

Enforcement Letter Issued.  (August 23, 2019)

Department of Labor

Department Investigation Results in Disaster Recovery Contractor Paying $1,341,829 in Back Wages to 1,853 Employee(August 21, 2019)

Department of Justice

Airline Agrees To Pay $22 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations for Falsely Reporting Delivery Times of U.S. Mail Transported Internationally(August 21, 2019)

Former CEO of Defense Contractor Agrees to Pay $20 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Fraudulent Procurement of Small Business Contracts (August 21, 2019)

Little Rock Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Million-Dollar Equipment Flipping Scheme.  (August 19, 2019)

Jacksonville Contractor Agrees To Pay $500,000 To Settle False Claims Act Liability.  (August 19, 2019)

Government Contractor Settles Civil False Claims Act Allegations. (August 16, 2019)

The Rand Corporation

Assessing the Use of Data Analytics in Department of Defense Acquisition. (August 15, 2019)

Department of Labor

Federal Contractor Agrees to Pay $175,000 To Settle Alleged Hiring Discrimination.  (August 14, 2019)

Massachusetts Construction Management Company, Owner, Pay $1.3M to Settle False Claims Act Allegations.  (August 14, 2019)

Project on Government Oversight

F-35 Test Fleet Struggling with Low Readiness Rates.  (August 13, 2019)

Department of Veterans Affairs

VA and DOD partner to modernize departmentís health care supply chain.  (August 13, 2019)

Contracting Audits

Department of Energy

Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program Assessment at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.  (August 23, 2019)

Department of Defense

Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense Program (August 22, 2019)

Air Force Nonappropriated Fund Government Purchase Card Program(August 21, 2019)

Government Accountability Office

Defense Acquisition Workforce: DOD Increased Use of Human Capital Flexibilities but Could Improve Monitoring. (August 16, 2019)

Department of Defense

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Negotiation of Prices for the Pharmaceutical Prime Vendor-Global Program (August 14, 2019)

Government Accountability Office

Medicare Part D: Use of Pharmacy Benefit Managers and Efforts to Manage Drug Expenditures and Utilization (August 14, 2019)

Guided Missile Frigate: Navy Has Taken Steps to Reduce Acquisition Risk, but Opportunities Exist to Improve Knowledge for Decision Makers.  (August 12, 2019)

Nuclear Supply Chain: NNSA Should Notify Congress of Its Recommendations to Improve the Enhanced Procurement Authority. (August 9, 2019)

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