Contracting Rules & Tools

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2018-D071:  Negotiation of Price for Technical Data and Preference for Specially Negotiated Licenses.  (November 12, 2019)

Department of Energy

Acquisition Guide Update to Chapters 15.3 and 71.1; Issuance of New Chapters 15.401, 15.404-41, 42.102, and 70.42.102.  (November 12, 2019)


Small Business Administration

Consolidation of Mentor Protege Programs and Other Government Contracting Amendments.  (November 8, 2019)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List; Additions and Deletions

Document 1.  (November 8, 2019)

Document 2.  (November 8, 2019)

Office of Management and Budget

Implementation of Agency-wide Real Property Capital Planning.  (November 7, 2019)

Department of Defense

Defense Logistics Agency.  (November 6, 2019)

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

TRICARE and Certain Other Health Care Providers.  (November 6, 2019)

The White House

Executive Order 13897:  Improving Federal Contractor Operations by Revoking Executive Order 13495.  (November 5, 2019)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2018-D046:  Modification of DFARS Clause Obligation of the Government.  (October 31, 2019)

DFARS Case 2019-D015:  Modification of DFARS Clause Protection Against Compromising Emanations. (October 31, 2019)

DFARS Case 2019-D004:  Nonmanufacturer Rule for 8(a) Participants. (October 31, 2019)

DFARS Case 2019-D003:  Reliability and Maintainability in Weapon System Design. (October 31, 2019)

DFARS Case 2019-D021:  Repeal of DFARS Provision Related to Disclosure of Information for Litigation Support.  (October 31, 2019)


DFARS Case 2019-D019:  Modification of DFARS Clause Notification of Anticipated Contract Termination or Reduction. (October 31, 2019)

DFARS Case 2019-D013:  Modification of DFARS Clause, Advanced Payment Pool.  (October 31, 2019)

DFARS Case 2018-D050:  Modification of DFARS Clause, Payment for Subline Items Not Separately Priced. (October 31, 2019)

Fiscal Service

Prompt Payment Interest Rate; Contract Disputes Act.  (October 28, 2019)

Department of Energy

Processing of Interagency Agreements with the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency.  (October 28, 2019)

Department of Labor

Withdrawal from Rule on Procurement Roles and Responsibilities for Job Corps Contracts.  (October 24, 2019)

Office of Management and Budget

Anti-Trafficking Risk Management Best Practices & Mitigation Considerations.  (October 22, 2019)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2019-002:  Recreational Services on Federal Lands.  (October 21, 2019)

Information collection

Commerce Patent Regulations.  (October 21, 2019)

Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation

Proposed rule on Open Source Software.  (October 19, 2019)

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Court of Federal Claims

Alaska Structures, Inc. v. U. S. and California Industrial Facilities Resources, Inc., Nos. 19-792C & 19-1204C, November 7, 2019.  (November 8, 2019)

Government Accountability Office

Richen Management, LLC, B-417888: Nov 6, 2019.  (November 8, 2019)

Creative Custom Products, B-417761: Oct 18, 2019.  (November 8, 2019)

Inserso Corporation, B-417791, B-417791.3: Nov 4, 2019.  (November 8, 2019)


Wifcon Blog

The Guy Lacks Initiative. Read.

Don Mansfield

Plain Language Writing Contest. Read.

Emptor Cautus

Acquisition Reform ― It’s Soylent Green!  Read.



Government Accountability Office

JHC Technology, Inc. B-417786: Oct 23, 2019.  (November 6, 2019)

Incentive Technology Group, LLC B-415716.30: Aug 13, 2019.  (November 6, 2019)

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Guarantee Company of North America v. Ikhana, LLC, 2018-1394, October 29, 2019. (November 4, 2019)

Government Accountability Office

DirectViz Solutions, LLC, B-417565.3, B-417565.4: Oct 25, 2019.  (November 4, 2019)

Red River Science & Technology, LLC, B-417798.2: Oct 24, 2019.  (November 4, 2019)

Arrowpoint Corporation B-417375.2, B-417375.3: Oct 25, 2019.  (November 1, 2019)

Quasar Global Technologies, Inc. B-418007: Oct 30, 2019.  (November 1, 2019)

AeroSage, LLC--Costs, B-417803.2: Oct 29, 2019.  (October 31, 2019)

PAE-Parsons Global Logistics Services, LLC--Advisory Opinion, B-417506.13: Oct 18, 2019.  (October 30, 2019)

THE EDCCENTECH GROUP, Inc., B-415716.25: May 24, 2019. (October 30, 2019)

Global Dynamics, LLC, B-417776: Oct 23, 2019.  (October 30, 2019)

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Electra-Med Corporation, A2A Integrated Logistics,
Inc., Zillion Solutions, Inc., and Alliant Enterprises, LLC., v. U. S. and American Medical Depot, Medline Industries, Inc., 2019-1266, October 29, 2019
.  (October 30, 2019)

Court of Federal Claims

WellPoint Military Care Corporation v. U. S. and Optum Public Sector Solutions, Inc., No. 19-676C, October 23, 2019.  (October 24, 2019)

Government Accountability Office

NCI Information Systems, Inc., B-417752, B-417752.2, B-417752.3: Oct 17, 2019.  (October 29, 2019)

BHB Limited Partnership & Indiana Associates Ltd. Partnership, B-417760, B-417760.2, B-417760.3, B-417760.4: Oct 9, 2019.  (October 25, 2019)

OnPoint Consulting, Inc.--Costs, B-417397.4: Oct 16, 2019.  (October 25, 2019)

MCR Federal, LLC B-416654.2, B-416654.3: Dec 18, 2018.  (October 24, 2019)

Tope Technology, LLC B-416663.6: Oct 16, 2019. (October 24, 2019)

PEAKE B-417744: Oct 11, 2019.  (October 24, 2019)

NCS/EML Joint Venture II, LLC B-417686: Sep 23, 2019.  (October 24, 2019)


Civilian Board of Contract Appeals

Pegasus Enterprises, LP, CBCA 5420, 5733, November 4, 2019.  (November 7, 2019)

NOAA Maryland, LLC CBCA 5269, 5659, October 31, 2019.  (November 7, 2019)

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

BES Construction, LLC, ASBCA No. 60608, October 23, 2019.  (November 6, 2019)

Court of Federal Claims

Coffman Specialties, Inc. v. U. S., No. 18-1882C, October 31, 2019.  (November 1, 2019)

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

Sungwoo E&C Co., Ltd., ASBCA Nos. 61144, 61219,  October 8, 2019. (October 23, 2019)

Civilian Board of Contract Appeals

Harry L. Chupnick, CBCA 6539, October 4, 2019.  (October 15, 2019)

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Contracting News

Department of Labor

Department Issues Directive Promoting Employment of Military Spouses.  (November 12, 2019)

Department Provides Scheduling List for Federal Contractors Subject to Reviews for Compliance with Vietnam Veterans Era Laws.  (November 12, 2019)

Department Issues Opinion Letters to Enhance Military Service Members’ Ability to Succeed in Civilian Workforce.  (November 12, 2019)

Office of Personnel Management

2019 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.  (November 12, 2019)

Small Business Administration

SBA Hosts 5th Annual Mentor Protégé Conference & Matchmaker to Connect Small Businesses with Teaming and Federal Contract Opportunities.  (November 12, 2019)

Department of Justice

Florida man convicted of fraudulently exploiting programs designed to protect service-disabled veteran-owned businesses and small disadvantaged businesses.  (November 12, 2019)



The Legislation Page is updated for new bills.  (November 4, 2019)

Contracting News

Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee

Status of The Federal Suspension and Debarment System.  (November 8, 2019)

Department of Justice

Contractor and its Senior Management Charged with Fraud, Money Laundering and Illegal Importation of Equipment Manufactured in China.  (November 8, 2019)

Remarks at the Procurement Collusion Strike Force Press Conference.  (November 6, 2019)

Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee

Status of The Federal Suspension and Debarment System.

Project on Government Oversight

Deceptive Pentagon Math Tries to Obscure $100 Million+ Price Tag for F-35s.  (November 4, 2019)

Department of Justice

Navy Officer, His Wife, and Two Chinese Nationals Charged with Conspiring to Smuggle Military Style Items to China.  (November 4, 2019)

Chicago Duo Sentenced In HUD Fraud Scheme.  (November 4, 2019)

U.S. Attorney Settles Fraud Suit For False Statements About Disadvantaged Business Participation On Federal Construction Projects.  (November 4, 2019)

Department of Labor

Sysco Corporation Enters Into Conciliation Agreements with U.S. Department of Labor to Resolve Discrimination Allegations.  (November 1, 2019)

Department of Justice

Nevada Man Pleads Guilty to Role in Million Dollar Scheme Targeting Thousands of U.S. Servicemembers and Veterans.  (October 31, 2019)

Managing Nuclear Modernization Challenges for the U.S. Air Force. (October 30, 2019)

Department of Justice

Indictments Unsealed Alleging Pay-To-Play Bribery Scheme By Manager, Trucking Companies At Utah FedEx Ground Hub. (October 29, 2019)

Department of Labor

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Announces Record Year for Monetary Settlements and Compliance Assistance.  (October 28, 2019)

Wage and Hour Division Investigation Finds Federal Contractor Violated Wage Law in Georgia.  (October 28, 2019)

Department of Justice

DOJ reaches $6.4 million settlement with large engineering and scientific consulting firm regarding overbilling on government contracts.  (October 25, 2019)

House of Representatives

Native 8(a) Contracting: Emerging Issues.  (October 23, 2019)

Department of Defense

Statement From Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan Rath Hoffman on Cloud Update and JEDI procurement.  (October 23, 2019)

Press Briefing By Undersecretary Of Defense For Acquisition And Sustainment.  (October 21, 2019)

Coast Guard

Request for Information released to gauge industry interest in re-competing the remainder of the offshore patrol cutter program.  (October 21, 2019)

Contracting Reviews, Audits, & Assessments

Department of Health and Human Services

Medicare Improperly Paid Suppliers an Estimated $92.5 Million for Inhalation Drugs.  (November 5, 2019)

Government Accountability Office

Defense Management: Defense-Wide Working Capital Fund Agencies Apply Most Key Operating Principles but Should Improve Pricing Transparency.  (November 4, 2019)

Department of Energy

Work Planning and Control Assessment at the Idaho National Laboratory – October 2019.  (November 4, 2019)

Department of Veterans Affairs

The Impact of VA Allowing Government Agencies to Be Excluded from Temporary Price Reductions on Federal Supply Schedule Pharmaceutical Contracts. (October 31, 2019)

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Contract Oversight Management.  (October 30, 2019)

Government Accountability Office

Homeland Security Acquisitions: Opportunities Exist to Further Improve DHS's Oversight of Test and Evaluation Activitie.  (October 25, 2019)

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