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Prohibition of Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor (November 24, 2017)


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Department of the Treasury Acquisition Regulation

Tax Check Requirements (November 16, 2017)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2018-O0001:  Additional Special Emergency Procurement Authority—Delegation to Head of Contracting Activity.  (November 10, 2017)

Civilian Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (November 9, 2017)

General Services Administration

Notice of FTR Bulletin 18-02, Requirement to Report Agency Travel, Transportation, and Relocation Data and Costs (November 9, 2017)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2017-015 Correction:  Removal of Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rule.  (November 8, 2017)

Department of Defense

Contracting with the AbilityOne Program (November 7, 2017)

Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-96

Introduction.  (November 6, 2017)

FAR Case 2017-015:  Removal of Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rule.  (November 6, 2017)

Small Entity Compliance Guide.  (November 6, 2017)

Department of Energy

Acquisition Certifications Program Handbook.  (November 6, 2017)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List

Federal Acquisition Regulation

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Statement and Acknowledgment (Standard Form 1413) (November 3, 2017)

OMB Circular A-119 (November 3, 2017)

Organization and Direction of Work (November 3, 2017)

Place of Performance (November 3, 2017)

Department of Energy

Acquisition Guide Update to Chapter 16.405, Renumbering of Chapter 25, and Posting of New Chapter 71.4 (November 2, 2017)

Class Deviation to FAR 31.205-44(a), Training and education costs, and approval of training on overtime (October 30, 2017)

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Comptroller General

Contracting officer's duty to seek clarification.  See Geotech Environmental Services, Inc. B-415035: Nov 8, 2017 (November 24, 2017)


New 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.

Wifcon Blog

A Contracting Officer In The Midst Of A Maelstrom.  Read

Bob Antonio

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



Comptroller General

Agency evaluated the offerors disparately.  See Fluor Federal Solutions, LLC B-410486.9: Jan 18, 2017 (November 22, 2017)

Costs, corrective action, clearly meritorious protes.  See Protection Strategies, Inc. B-414573.3: Nov 9, 2017 (November 15, 2017)

Failure to provide an adequate basis for protest.  See Akima Support Operations, LLC B-415401, B-415401.2: Oct 30, 2017 (November 9, 2017)

Jurisdiction, Federal Agency, United States Mint.  See A-Z Cleaning Solutions B-415228: Nov 6, 2017 (November 8, 2017)

Material amendment.  See Nu-Way Security and Investigative Services, Inc. B-414988.2: Oct 20, 2017 (November 6, 2017)

Misleading and Unequal Discussions.  See AT&T Corporation B-414886, B-414886.2, B-414886.3: Oct 5, 2017 (November 3, 2017)

Cost realism evaluation, realistic costs for the work to be performed.  See ANHAM FZCO B-414770,B-414770.2, B-414770.3: Sep 14, 2017 (October 31, 2017)

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National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018

17th Annual Contracting Analysis of the National Defense Authorization Act.  (Note:  Although passed by Congress, this has not been signed into law, yet.)  (November 21, 2017)

Office of Personnel Management

OPM Increases the Federal Academic Alliance to 15 Colleges and Universities (November 16, 2017)

Government Accountability Office

Antideficiency Act Reports - Fiscal Year 2017 (November 16, 2017)

FY 2017 Bid Protest statistics (November 16, 2017)

Department of Justice

Man Sentenced To 12 Months And 1 Day In Federal Prison In Kickback Scheme To Obtain Contracts To Transport Russian Nuclear Fuel To The U.S.  (November 14, 2017)

Former Army Official And Contractor Sentenced To 18 Months In Federal Prison For Bribery Scheme Involving Contracts At Aberdeen Proving Ground (November 10, 2017)

Owner Of Defense Contracting Firm Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Paying Bribes To Civilian Employee At Aberdeen Proving Ground (November 9, 2017)

Department of Energy

Preliminary Notice of Violation issued (November 9, 2017)

Defense Contract Management Agency

My DCMA: quality assurance specialist.  (November 6, 2017)

Department of Justice

FDA supervisor and local businessman charged in bribery scheme (November 2, 2017)

Owner of Pittsburgh-Area Steel Erection Company Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud the United States of More than $1,000,000 in Bridge Subcontracts (October 31, 2017)

Department of Defense

Defense Innovation Board Chair: Recommendations Making an Impact.  (October 26, 2017)


Government Accountability Office

Government Procurement: Effect of Restriction on DHS's Purchasing of Foreign Textiles Is Limited(November 22, 2017)

Department of Energy

Assessment of Conduct of Engineering at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant – November 2017 (November 17, 2017)

Assessment of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Construction Quality – November 2017 (November 17, 2017)

Assessment of Emergency Management at the Paducah Site – November 2017 (November 17, 2017)

Environmental Protection Agency

Improved Acquisition Planning Will Help EPA Reduce Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in High-Risk Contracts (November 16, 2017)

Department of Energy

Assessment of the DOE Readiness Assessment Process for Restart of the Transient Reactor Test Facility at the Idaho National Laboratory (November 13, 2017)

Government Accountability Office

Information Technology Reform: Agencies Need to Improve Certification of Incremental Development (November 8, 2017)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Review of Potential Misuse of Purchase Cards at Veterans Integrated Service Network 15 (October 27, 2017)

Government Accountability Office

F-35 Aircraft Sustainment: DOD Needs to Address Challenges Affecting Readiness and Cost Transparency (October 27, 2017)

Solid Rocket Motors: DOD and Industry Are Addressing Challenges to Minimize Supply Concerns (October 27, 2017)

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