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NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation

Contractor Whistleblower Protections, Technical Amendments.  (August 29, 2014)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List:  

Department of Energy

Update to the DOE Acq. Guide Chapter 16.2, Performance Evaluation and Mesurement Plans for Cost-Reimbursement, NON- Management and Operating Contracts.  (August 29, 2014)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2014-D001:  Electronic Submission of Technical Reports.  (August 28, 2014)

Technical Amendments.  (August 28, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Collection

Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Certificates.  (August 27, 2014)

Cost or Pricing Data Requirements and Information Other than Cost or Pricing Data.  (August 27, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Actions to Improve Department of Defense Competition.  (pdf)  (August 25, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Collection

Contractor Business Ethics Compliance Program and Disclosure Requirements.  (August 25, 2014)

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

Correction to Requirement to Report Summary Data on Employee Compensation.  (August 20, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Collection

Biobased Procurements.  (August 20, 2014)

Combating Trafficking in Persons.  (August 20, 2014)

Payment by Electronic Fund Transfer.  (August 20, 2014)

Presolicitation Notice and Response.  (August 20, 2014)

EPA Acquisition Regulation

Conflicts of Interest Regarding Personnel and Project Employee Confidentiality Agreement; Class Deviation.  (August 19, 2014)

Department of Health and Human Services

Patent Rights—Exceptional Circumstances and, Rights in Data—Exceptional Circumstances.  (August 19, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Publication of DoD Competition Reporting - 3rd Quarter FY 2014.  (August 18, 2014)

More Rules

More Small Business


Court of Federal Claims

Responsibility, financial resources, amount of information to make a responsibility determination.  See Bailey Tool & Manufacturing Company v. U. S., No. 14-216C, August 28, 2014.  (September 2, 2014)

FAR Part 12, application to FAR Subpart 8.4.  See CGI Federal Inc. v. U. S., No.14-355C, August 22, 2014.  (September 2, 2014)


NCMA Executive Director

The Complications of Cost and Pricing. Read


Vern Edwards

Recommended Reading. Read.

Emptor Cautus

FAR Eliminates Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA).  Read.

Don Mansfield

Section 1331 Authorities: A Primer. Read.


 Professor Ralph Nash

The Government's Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing. Read.

Wifcon Blog

Offer and Acceptance, Contracting Authority, Etc.  Read

Bob Antonio

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



Court of Federal Claims

Sanctions, backdated Determination and Findings.  See Coastal Environmental Group, Inc. v. U. S., No. 13-71C, August 25, 2014.  (August 27, 2014)

Constructive cancellation of procurement, presumption of good faith.  See Coastal Environmental Group, Inc. v. U. S., No. 13-71C, August 25, 2014.  (August 26, 2014)

Comptroller General

Source selection authority's decision, conflicts with solicitation, page limitation.  See IBM U.S. Federal, a division of IBM Corporation; Presidio Networked Solutions, Inc., B-409806, B-409806.2, B-409806.4, B-409806.5: Aug 15, 2014.  (August 25, 2014)

Promoting competition, incumbent's advantage, agency substitution of "non-proposed" costs for core requirements.  See New Mexico State University, B-409566: Jun 16, 2014 (August 25, 2014)

Agency corrective action, final proposal revisions.  See Hughes Network Systems, LLC, B-409666.3, B-409666.4: Aug 11, 2014 (August 20, 2014)

More Legal



Department of Justice

Omaha Contractor and Companies Plead Guilty to Fraud Scheme.  (August 27, 2014)

Former VA Contractor Arrested In Connection With Stolen Identity Refund Fraud.  (August 25, 2014)

Small Business Administration

September online contracting courses for socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.  (August 25, 2014)

Department of Justice

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Pays United States More Than $4.2 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  (August 21, 2014)

Contractor Agrees to Pay $2.3 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  (August 20, 2014)

Woman Sentenced In $2.3 Million Government Contract Fraud Scheme.  (August 19, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Transportation Command to Examine Vehicle Staging Facilities.  (August 18, 2014)

Department of Justice

Co-Founder of Government Contracting Company Pleads Guilty to Bribery.  (August 15, 2014)

General Services Administration

GSA Takes New Approach to Helping Government Save on Office Supplies.  (August 13, 2014)


Environmental Protection Agency

Increased Emphasis on Strategic Sourcing Can Result in Substantial Cost Savings for EPA Summary.  (pdf)  (August 27, 2014)

Department of Health and Human Services

An Overview of 60 Contracts That Contributed to the Development and Operation of the Federal Marketplace.  (August 27, 2014)

Government Accountability Office

Federal Real Property:  GSA Should Better Target Its Use of Swap-Construct Exchanges.  (August 26, 2014)

Department of Energy

Procurement of Support Service Contracts for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.  (August 22, 2014)

Postal Service

Competition Advocate.  (August 18, 2014)

Small Business Administration

Opportunities Exist for the SBA to Improve the Monitoring of Non-Manufacturer Rule Waivers and Determine the Impact on Small Businesses.  (August 15, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Solicitation, Award, and Management of Two Washington Headquarters Services Multiple-Award Contracts and Task Orders.  (August 14, 2014)

General Services Administration

Audit of the Administration of Regional Local Telecommunications Services Contracts, Northeast and Caribbean Region.  (pdf)   (August 12, 2014)

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