Contracting Rules & Tools

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Collection

Use of Products and Services of Kaspersky Lab (June 22, 2018) 

Violations of Arms Control Treaties or Agreements with the United States (June 22, 2018) 


EPA FAR Supplement

Removal of EPA Mentor Protege Program (June 21, 2018) 

NASA FAR Supplement

Technical amendments, 48 CFR Parts 1801, 1803, 1804, 1815, and 1852.  (June 19, 2018) 

Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-99


FAR Case 2018-010:  Use of Products and Services of Kaspersky Lab.  (June 15, 2018)

FAR Case 2017-018:  Violations of Arms Control Treaties or Agreements with the United States.  (June 15, 2018)

Small Entity Compliance Guide (June 15, 2018)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List

Department of Defense

Reporting ‘Solicitation Date’ in the Federal Procurement Data System (June 15, 2018)

Implementation of Defense-Wide Contract Clause Logic Service V4.0 (June 14, 2018)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2017-006:  Exception from Certified Cost or Pricing Data Requirements—Adequate Price Competition.  (June 12, 2018)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2018-D002:  Right of First Refusal of Employment-Closure of Military Installations.  (June 11, 2018)

Department of Energy

Cancellation of Acquisition Letter (AL) 2013-04, Contractor Executive Compensation (June 11, 2018)

Department of Defense

Fiscal Year 2019 Procurement Management Review Program (June 8, 2018)

Reducing Acquisition Lead Time by Eliminating Inefficiencies Associated with Cost or Pricing Data Submissions After Price Agreement ("Sweep Data") (June 6, 2018)

Class Deviation 2018-O0015 - Threshold for Obtaining Certified Cost or Pricing Data.  (June 5, 2018)

Department of Homeland Security

HSAR Case 2017-001:  Small Business Subcontracting Plan Reporting; Rescission.  (June 4, 2018)

Department of Energy

Increase in Threshold for Requiring Certified Cost or Pricing Data (June 4, 2018)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Collection

Authorized Negotiators (June 1, 2018)

Incentive Contracts (June 1, 2018)

Novation/Change of Name Requirements (June 1, 2018)

General Services Administration

Meetings: Procurement through Commercial e-Commerce Portals (May 31, 2018)

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Bid Protests

Government Accountability Office

Timeliness, agency level protest, debriefing exception.  See Impact Resources, Inc. B-416093: Jun 11, 2018 (June 21, 2018) 


Don Mansfield

Are Small Business Concerns "Nontraditional Defense Contractors?" Read.

Wifcon Blog

Congress Passes Too Much Acquisition Legislation.  Read.

NCMA Executive Director

“Cutting the Cord” in Contract Management—Faster than Expected. Read

Vern Edwards

Warning To Proposal Writers (and Agency Evaluators). Read.

Emptor Cautus

Acquisition Reform ― It’s Soylent Green!  Read.

Bob Antonio

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


Bid Protests

Government Accountability Office

Reevaluation.  See Immersion Consulting, LLC B-415155.4, B-415155.5: May 18, 2018 (June 20, 2018) 

Cost realism, cost elements.  See LOGC2, Inc. B-416075: Jun 5, 2018.  (June 20, 2018) 

Evaluation factors, unstated criteria.  See EFS Ebrex SARL B-416076: Jun 4, 2018 (June 18, 2018) 

Past performance, subcontractor role diminished, effect of reduced subcontractor effort.  See 360 IT Integrated Solutions B-414650.7, B-414650.12: May 18, 2018 (June 13, 2018)

Past performance, evaluators scoring.  See Ace Info Solutions, Inc. B-414650.10, B-414650.14: May 21, 2018 (June 12, 2018)

Experience, parent, affiliate, subcontractor.  See ANHAM FZCO B-415969, B-415969.3, B-415969.5: May 8, 2018..  (June 11, 2018)

Far Part 8.4 procurement, discussions, Part 15 procurement.  See Centerra Group, LLC v. U. S. and Paragon Systems, Inc., No. 18-219C, June 7, 2018 (June 8, 2018)

Exclusion for organizational conflict of interest, innuendo, possibility.  See Archimedes Global, Inc. B-415886.2: Jun 1, 2018 (June 7, 2018)

Use of other transaction authority.  See Oracle America, Inc. B-416061: May 31, 2018 (June 6, 2018)

Cancellation of solicitation, agency need.  See Computer World Services Corporation B-416042: May 22, 2018 (June 5, 2018)

Unequal access to information, private dispute between private parties.  See Management Sciences for Health B-416041, B-416041.2: May 25, 2018.  (June 4, 2018)

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Contracting News

Department of Justice

President and Vice President of South Florida Construction Company Charged with Defrauding Low-Income Housing Development Program (June 22, 2018) 

Contracting Audits

Small Business Administration

SBA’s Women-owned Small Business Contracting Program (June 22, 2018) 


Contract Legislation

The Legislation page is updated.  (June 18, 2018) 

Contracting News

Defense Contract Management Agency

My DCMA: Contract Administrator (June 18, 2018) 

House of Representatives

Hearing:  NASA Cost and Schedule Overruns: Acquisition and Program Management Challenges (June 15, 2018) 

Department of Justice

Former employee of U.S. government contractor in Afghanistan sentenced to federal prison for accepting kickbacks from subcontractor (June 15, 2018) 

Two men face federal charges for their role in stealing government property (June 15, 2018) 

Former Defense Contractor Sentenced for Unlawfully Retaining Classified Information (June 14, 2018)

Retired Soldier Pleads Guilty to Theft of Government Property (June 13, 2018)

Court Enters Judgment Against New Jersey Couple for Overcharging the Military for Spare Vehicle Parts (June 11, 2018)

Department of the Army

Army Researchers Developing High-Performance, Lightweight Helmet (June 8, 2018)

The Mitre Corporation

A Spin Around the Blockchain—Exploring Future Government Applications (June 7, 2018)

Department of Justice

Global Financial Institution Agrees to Pay $860 Million in Criminal Penalties for Bribing Gaddafi-Era Libyan Officials and Manipulating LIBOR Rate (June 5, 2018)

Former Background Investigator for Federal Government Pleads Guilty to Making a False Statement (June 5, 2018)

Defense Contract Management Agency

My DCMA:  DCMA Boeing St. Louis commanding officer (June 5, 2018)

Department of Justice

Richmond Company Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit (June 4, 2018)

Contracting Audits

General Services Administration

Audit of FAS’s Wireless Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (June 15, 2018)

Defense Industrial Base: Integrating Existing Supplier Data and Addressing Workforce Challenges Could Improve Risk Analysis (June 14, 2018)

Department of Energy

Assessment of Occupational Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory – June 2018 (June 12, 2018)

Postal Service

Domestic Preference in Vehicle Contracts (June 11, 2018)

Department of Defense

The Fort Bliss Hospital Replacement Military Construction Project (June 11, 2018)

Government Accountability Office

Navy Shipbuilding: Past Performance Provides Valuable Lessons for Future Investments (June 7, 2018)

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: Development Is Nearly Complete, but Deficiencies Found in Testing Need to Be Resolved (June 6, 2018)

National Science Foundation: Revised Policies on Developing Costs and Schedules Could Improve Estimates for Large Facilities (June 4, 2018)

B61-12 Nuclear Bomb: Cost Estimate for Life Extension Incorporated Best Practices, and Steps Being Taken to Manage Remaining Program Risks (June 1, 2018)

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