Contracting Rules & Tools

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List

Department of Defense

End Use Certificates.  (January 12, 2018)

Department of Veterans Affairs

VAAR Case 2014-V005—parts 812, 813:  Revise and Streamline VA Acquisition Regulation to Adhere to Federal Acquisition Regulation Principles.  (January 11, 2018)

Veteran-Owned Small Business Verification Guidelines.  (January 10, 2018)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2018-O0009:  Pilot Program for Streamlining Awards for Innovative Technology Projects.  (January 10, 2018)

Class Deviation 2018-O0010:  Temporary Extension of the Test Program for Negotiation of Comprehensive Small Business Subcontracting Plans.  (January 10, 2018)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2017-D037:  New Qualifying Country-Latvia.  (December 28, 2017)

DFARS Case 2018-D001:  Trade Agreements Thresholds.  (December 28, 2017)

Technical Amendments.  (December 28, 2017)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information collection

Affidavit of Individual Surety.  (December 28, 2017)

Civilian Agency Acquisition Council

Class Deviation 2018-01:  Implementing Adjusted Thresholds for the Trade Agreements.  (December 27, 2017)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information collection

Certified Cost or Pricing Data and Data Other Than Certified Cost or Pricing Data.  (December 26, 2017)

Department of Defense

Mass Modifications to Implement DFARS 252.204-7012, Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting.  (December 26, 2017)

Class Deviation 2018-O0008:  Additional Access to Records in the United States Central Command.  (December 22, 2017)

Department of Energy

Acquisition Guide Update to Chapter 70.42.101 and Posting of New Chapter 39.3 (December 22, 2017)

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Bid Protests

Comptroller General

GSA Federal Supply Schedule, BPAs, task orders, discounts.  See Red River Computer Company, Inc.; MIS Sciences Corporation B-414183.8, B-414183.9, B-414183.10, B-414183.11, B-414183.12, B-414183.13: Dec 22, 2017.  (January 18, 2018)

Past performance, neutral rating, past relevant performance of proposed management personnel.  See East Coast Utility Contractors, Ltd. B-415493, B-415493.2: Jan 16, 2018(January 18, 2018)


Wifcon Blog

Congress Passes Too Much Acquisition Legislation.  Read

NCMA Executive Director

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

Don Mansfield

New FAC Contains Wonderful Thanksgiving Surprise. 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

Mistake in bid, raised price.  See Herman Construction Group, Inc. B-415480: Jan 5, 2018 (January 15, 2018)

Use of net monetized opportunity cost benefit value calculation in evaluating proposals.  See DynCorp International LLC B-415349: Jan 3, 2018 (January 15, 2018)

Court of Federal Claims

Bundling.  See Geo-Med, LLC v. U. S., No. 17-1006 C, January 9, 2018 (January 11, 2018)

The Rule of Two.  See Sigmatech, Inc. v. U. S., No. 17-183 C Filed: January 5, 2018 (January 9, 2018)

Comptroller General

Requirement written to conform to firm's proposal.  See Navarre Corporation B-414505.4: Jan 4, 2018 (January 8, 2018)

Evaluator scoring.  See AdvanceMed Corporation B-415360, B-415360.2, B-415360.3: Dec 19, 2017 (January 8, 2018)

Meaning of solicitation language.  See ACADEMI Training Center, LLC dba Constellis B-415416: Dec 18, 2017 (January 4, 2018)

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Contracting News

House of Representatives

Hearing entitled:  The Denver Replacement Medical Center: Light at the End of the Tunnel?.  (January 18, 2018)

Hearing entitled:  An Update on NASA Commercial Crew Systems Development (January 18, 2018)

Department of Justice

Contractor Pays $1.7 Million to Settle Overcharged Government Contract (January 18, 2018)


Contracting Legislation

The Legislation page is updated.  (January 15, 2018)

Contracting News

General Services Administration

GSA Reopens Schedule 75, Introduces New and Enhanced Office Supplies Special Item Number (January 17, 2018)

Department of Justice

Former Company executive alleged to have paid bribes to a Russian official to win sensitive nuclear fuel transportation contracts.  (January 15, 2018)

Drug Enforcement Administration’s Regional Linguist Services Contract Awarded to Conduit Language Specialists, Inc..  (January 12, 2018)

Rand Corporation

Assessing Bid Protests of U.S. Department of Defense Procurements.  (January 8, 2018)

General Services Administration

Transportation Network Companies (TNC), Innovative Mobility Technology Companies, and Reporting Travel, Transportation, and Relocation Costs.  (January 5, 2018)

Article on Analysis Page

A new article is on the Analysis Page entitled:  Congress Passes Too Much Acquisition Legislation (January 3, 2018)

General Services Administration

2018 Privately Owned Vehicle Mileage Reimbursement Rates; 2018 Standard Mileage Rate for Moving Purposes.  (January 3, 2018)

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Contracting Audits

General Services Administration

FAS Is Providing Support Services to Agencies Transitioning to Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions Without Executed Interagency Agreements (January 17, 2018)

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Review of the Acquisition and Performance of Spectrum 4 (January 17, 2018)

Department of Energy

Assessment of the Y-12 National Security Complex Uranium Processing Facility Preliminary Documented Safety Analysis.  (January 17, 2018)

Department of Defense

Whistleblower Reprisal Investigation.  (January 10, 2018)

Department of Energy

Assessment of the Emergency Management
Exercise Program at the Idaho Site
.  (January 9, 2018)

Government Accountability Office

Small Business Contracting: SBA Efforts May Clarify the Assignment of Industry Codes, and Most Code Appeals Were Dismissed (January 5, 2018)

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