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Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-78

Introduction.  (November 25, 2014)

FAR Case 2014-001:  Incorporating Section K in Contracts.  (November 25, 2014)

FAR Case 2014-011:  Streamlining Claims Processing.  (November 25, 2014)

FAR Case 2014-006:  Year Format.  (November 25, 2014)

FAR Case 2012-032:  Higher-Level Contract Quality Requirements.  (November 25, 2014)

Technical Amendments.  (November 25, 2014)

Small Entity Compliance Guide.  (November 25, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2014-022:  Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds.  (November 25, 2014)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Surety Bond Requirement for Suppliers of Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies.  (November 24, 2014)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

Technical Amendments.  (November 18, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Collection

Past Performance Information.  (November 18, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Line Item Structure.  (pdf)  (November 17, 2014)

The White House

Authorizing the Exercise of Authority Under Public Law 85-804.  (November 14, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Collection

Place of Performance.  (November 14, 2014)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

Technical amendments:  Special Contracting Methods.  (November 13, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Collection

Cost or Pricing Data Requirements and Information Other than Cost or Pricing Data.  (November 7, 2014)

Small Business Administration

Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Policy Directives: Data Rights; Phase III Award Preference.  (November 7, 2014)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2014-D009:  Advancing Small Business Growth.  (November 6, 2014)

DFARS Case 2014-D025:  Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds.  (November 6, 2014)

DFARS Case 2013-D005:  Clauses with Alternates-Foreign Acquisition.  (November 5, 2014)

DFARS Case 2014-D004:  Clauses with Alternates-Special Contracting Methods, Major System Acquisition, and Service Contracting.  (November 5, 2014)

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Comptroller General

Clarification or discussions.  See MetalCraft Marine Inc., B-410199, B-410199.2: Nov 13, 2014 (November 28, 2014)

Joint venture, solicitation requirements.  See Quality Services International, LLC, B-410156, B-410156.2, B-410156.3: Nov 3, 2014 (November 28, 2014) 


Wifcon Blog

The Contract for "Pook Turtles." Read

Vern Edwards

The Definitions Contest: The Winner. Read.

NCMA Executive Director

The Complications of Cost and Pricing. 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.

Bob Antonio

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



Court of Federal Claims

Limitations on subcontracting.  See Lynxnet, Inc. v. U. S. and Strategic Operational Solutions, Inc., No. 14-735, November 18, 2014.  (November 24, 2014)

Comptroller General

Responsibility determination, articles in news sources, letter from Djiboutian Minister of Energy.  See United Capital Investments Group, B-410284: Nov 18, 2014(November 24, 2014)

Performance confidence evaluation, recency, relevance, and location of past performance references vs. quality of performance.  See Computer Sciences Corporation; HP Enterprise Services, LLC; Harris IT Services Corporation; Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., B-408694.7, B-408694.8, B-408694.9, B-408694.10, B-408694.11: Nov 3, 2014 (November 24, 2014)

GPO’s Printing Procurement Regulation, review-and-confirm calls to vendors.  See Premiums & Specialties, Inc.. B-410247: Nov 13, 2014(November 19, 2014)

Set-aside, Rule of Two.  See Edmond Scientific Company, B-410179, B-410179.2: Nov 12, 2014(November 18, 2014)

Biased ground rules organizational conflict of interest (OCI), unequal Access to Information OCI.  See Alliant Techsystems, Inc., B-410036: Oct 14, 2014 (November 17, 2014)

Consolidation of requirements.  See Guardian Moving & Storage Co., Inc., B-410171: Nov 6, 2014(November 17, 2014)

Flawed price evaluation scheme.  See  Raymond Express International, B-409872.2: Nov 6, 2014(November 17, 2014)

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Department Of Defense

Improved Contract Administration Needed for the Warfighter Field Operations Customer Support Contract at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center.  (November 28, 2014)

Department Of Labor

Allegation of Wasteful Spending Related to a Contract with Concepts, Inc.  (pdf)  (November 28, 2014)


Analysis Page

There is a new article posted entitled:  Gifts, Hospitality & the Government Contractor.  (November 24, 2014)


The Legislation page has been updated.  (November 24, 2014)


Department Of Justice

Owner of Virginia-Based Company Pleads Guilty To Providing Gratuities to Federal Contracting Official Company Agrees to Pay $300,000 Criminal Penalty for Its Conduct.  (November 26, 2014)

Former Helicopter Vice President Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Defraud the United States Forest Service.  (November 25, 2014)

Department Of Energy

Worker Safety and Health Enforcement Preliminary Notice of Violation issued.  (November 24, 2014)

Notice of Intent to investigate.   (November 20, 2014)

Department Of Justice

Utility contractor agrees to pay over $2.5 million for conspiring to commit fraud by illegally obtaining contracts meant for small,  disadvantaged businesses.  (November 20, 2014)

Contractor Agrees to Pay $2.72 Million to Settle Claims of Alleged Bid-Rigging and Kickbacks.  (November 18, 2014)


Government Accountability Office

Group Purchasing Organizations:  Funding Structure Has Potential Implications for Medicare Costs.  (November 25, 2014)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Review of Alleged Mismanagement of VA's Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs Outreach Contracts.  (November 21, 2014)

Government Accountability Office

Ford-Class Aircraft Carrier:  Congress Should Consider Revising Cost Cap Legislation to Include All Construction Costs.  (November 21, 2014)

Small Business Innovation Research:  Change in Program Eligibility Has Had Little Impact.  (November 21, 2014)

Defense Contractors:  Additional Actions Needed to Facilitate the Use of DOD's Inventory of Contracted Services.  (November 20, 2014)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Audit of VHA's Support Service Contracts.  (November 20, 2014)

Department Of Defense

C-5 Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program Hotline Evaluation.   (November 19, 2014)

Government Accountability Office

2013 Government Shutdown:  Three Departments Reported Varying Degrees of Impacts on Operations, Grants, and Contracts.  (November 17, 2014)

Postal Service

Contract Postal Units.  (pdf)  (November 17, 2014)

Department Of Energy

Alleged Attempts by Sandia National Laboratories to Influence Congress and Federal Officials on a Contract Extension.  (November 14, 2014)

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