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Federal Acquisition Regulation

  • Request for information

Architect-Engineer Qualifications.  (October 21, 2020)


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Rules and Tools

Federal Acquisition Regulation

  • Request for information

Presolicitation Notice and Response.  (October 20, 2020)

Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation

Revisions to Appendix D of the AIDAR:  Leave and Holidays for U.S. Personal Services Contractors, including Family and Medical Leave.  (October 16, 2020)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2019-D041:  Assessing Contractor Implementation of Cybersecurity Requirements; Correction.  (October 16, 2020)

DFARS Case 2019-D029:  Treatment of Certain Items as Commercial Items; Correction.  (October 16, 2020)

DFARS Case 2020-D017:  Source Restrictions on Auxiliary Ship Component; Correction.  (October 16, 2020)

Small Business Administration

Consolidation of Mentor-Protege Programs and Other Government Contracting Amendments.  (October 16, 2020)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List; Additions and Deletions

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2018-018:  Revision of Definition of
“Commercial Item.”  (October 15, 2020)

Office of Personnel Management

General Schedule Locality Pay Areas.  (October 15, 2020)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

  • Request for information

Rights in Data and Copyrights.  (October 14, 2020)

Department of Defense

Guidance on the Implementation of Adjusted Government Charge Card Cardholder Special Designation Thresholds.  (October 13, 2020)

Call for Quarterly Reporting of Contractor Denials of Requests for Data Other than Certified Cost or Pricing Data to Evaluate Price Reasonableness for Department of Defense Contract Awards.  (October 13, 2020)

Emergency Acquisition Flexibilities – Special Emergency Procurement Authority and Head of the Contracting Activity Delegated Authority.  (October 13, 2020)

NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation

Removal of Use of Government property for commercial work.  (October 9, 2020)

Department of Energy

Civilian Agency Acquisition Council Letter 2019-01 Supplement 1, Supplement to the Class Deviation from the Federal Acquisition Regulation Regarding Limitations on Subcontracting for Small Business Concerns.  (October 8, 2020)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

  • Request for information

Buy American, Trade Agreements, and Duty-Free Entry.  (October 7, 2020)

Department of Energy

Guidance for continuing to use DOE’s Clauses developed to implement Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (Pub. L. No. 116-136).  (October 6, 2020)

General Services Administration

Clause Number Corrections.  (October 5, 2020)

Department of State

Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures Against Foreign Persons, Including a Ban on U.S. Government Procurement.  (October 5, 2020)

Small Business Administration

Surety Bond Guarantee Program Fees.  (October 2, 2020)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Introduction.  (October 2, 2020)

2019-013:  Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds.  (October 2, 2020)

Small Entity Compliance Guide.  October 2, 2020)

Department of Labor

Notice of Initial Determination Revising the List of Products Requiring Federal Contractor Certification as to Forced or Indentured Child Labor.  (October 2, 2020)

Small Business Administration

Small Business Size Standards:  Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting; Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction; Utilities; Construction.  (October 2, 2020)

Transportation and Warehousing; Information; Finance and Insurance; Real Estate and Rental and Leasing.  (October 2, 2020)

Department of Defense

Delegation of Defective Pricing Authority to the Defense Contract Management Agency.  (October 1, 2020)

Department of Energy

Conversion of Activities Performed by Small Business Concerns to Federal Employees.  (September 30, 2020)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2019-D041:  Assessing Contractor Implementation of Cybersecurity Requirements.  (September 29, 2020)

DFARS Case 2019-D036:  Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds.  (September 29, 2020)

DFARS Case 2020-D016:  Modification of Determination Requirement for Certain Task- or Delivery-Order Contracts.  (September 29, 2020)

DFARS Case 2019-D023:  Repeal of Clause ''Substitutions for Military or Federal Specifications and Standards.''  (September 29, 2020)

DFARS Case 2019-D022:  Repeal of Provision ''Alternate Preservation, Packaging, and Packing.''  (September 29, 2020)

DFARS Case 2020-D007:  Restriction on the Acquisition of Tantalum.  (September 29, 2020)

DFARS Case 2019-D029:  Treatment of Certain Items as Commercial Items.  (p)(September 29, 2020)

Proposed

DFARS Case 2020-D017:  Source Restrictions on Auxiliary Ship Components.  (September 29, 2020)

Office of Management and Budget

Ending Employee Trainings that Use Divisive Propaganda to Undermine the Principle of Fair and Equal Treatment for All.  (September 29, 2020)

Department of Labor

Independent Contractor Status under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  (September 25, 2020)

VA Acquisition Regulation

Contractor Qualifications; Acquisition of Utility Services; and Contract Administration and Audit Services.  (September 24, 2020)

Department of Commerce

Identification of Prohibited Transactions to Implement Executive Order 13942 and Address the Threat Posed by TikTok and the National Emergency with Respect to the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain.  (September 24, 2020)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

  • Request for information

Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment.  (September 24, 2020)

The White House

Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping (September 24, 2020)

Department of Labor

Department Proposes Rule to Clarify Employee and Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act. (September 23, 2020)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2019-D043:  Small Business Innovation Research Program Data Rights.  Correction to Docket Number.  (September 21, 2020)

Department of Energy

Hurricane Laura National Interest Exemption from certain federal contracting requirements (September 21, 2020)

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Protests

Government Accountability Office

MindPoint Group, LLC, B-418875.2,B-418875.4: Oct 8, 2020 (October 21, 2020)



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Protests

Government Accountability Office

Potomac Electric Corporation, B-418908, B-418908.2: Oct 16, 2020 (October 19, 2020)

Island Pyrochemical Industries, B-418994: Sep 29, 2020 (October 16, 2020)

MicroTechnologies, LLC, B-418894: Oct 7, 2020 (October 15, 2020)

The i4 Group Consulting, LLC--Reconsideration, B-418842.2: Oct 8, 2020 (October 13, 2020)

NLT Management Services, LLC, B-415936.14: Oct 5, 2020 (October 13, 2020)

M&C Venture Group, LLC, B-417965.3: Sep 15, 2020 (October 13, 2020)

DirectViz Solutions, LLC, B-418706, B-418706.2: Aug 7, 2020 (October 9, 2020)

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

G4S Secure Solutions (USA), Inc. v. U. S. and ISS Action, Inc.  (October 6, 2020)

Court of Federal Claims

Asset Protection & Security Services, L.P V. U. S. and Akima Global Services, LLC, No. 20-449C, September 12, 2020.  (October 5, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

DynCorp International, LLC, B-418742.2: Sep 25, 2020.  (October 5, 2020)

Johnson Controls Security Solutions, B-418489.3, B-418489.4: Sep 15, 2020.  (October 5, 2020)

Advantaged Solutions, Inc., B-418790, B-418790.2: Aug 31, 2020.  (October 5, 2020)

ANG Quality Testing, Ltd., B-418861, B-418861.2: Sep 29, 2020.  (October 1, 2020)

RCG of North Carolina, LLC, B-418824, B-418824.3: Sep 17, 2020.  (October 1, 2020)

MLS-Multinational Logistic Services, Ltd.; MLSUSA Corporation, B-418477.3, B-418477.4: Sep 28, 2020.  (September 30, 2020)

Cynergy Professional Systems, LLC--Reconsideration, B-418367.8: Sep 22, 2020.  (September 30, 2020)

Kord Technologies, Inc., B-417748.6, B-417748.7, B-417748.8: Aug 11, 2020.  (September 30, 2020)

Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., B-418835,B-418835.2: Sep 25, 2020.  (September 29, 2020)

ICI Services Corporation, B-418255.4: Sep 23, 2020.  (September 28, 2020)

Pacific Dredge and Construction, LLC, B-418900: Sep 18, 2020.  (September 25, 2020)

Candor Solutions, LLC, B-418682.2: Sep 15, 2020.  (September 25, 2020)

Court of Federal Claims

Ace-Federal Reporters, Inc. V. U. S. and Heritage Reporting Corporation, No. 20-636, : September 22, 2020.  (September 23, 2020)


Disputes

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

Buck Town Contractors & Co., ASBCA No. 60939-EAJA, October 2, 2020 (October 14, 2020)

Sweet Star Logistic Service, ASBCA No. 62082, September 30, 2020 (October 14, 2020)

DynCorp International LLC, ASBCA No. 61950, September 29, 2020 (October 14, 2020)

U.S. Coating Specialties & Supplies, LLC, ASBCA No. 58245, September 28, 2020 (October 14, 2020)

Civilian Board of Contract Appeals

TKC Global Solutions, LLC v. U. S., CBCA 6742, October 5, 2020 (October 8, 2020)

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

Kamaludin Slyman CSC, ASBCA Nos. 62006, 62007, 62008, September 25, 2020.  (October 6, 2020)

Civilian Board of Contract Appeals

Collecto, Inc. dba EOS CCA, CBCA 6001, September 10, 2020.  (September 25, 2020)

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

APTIM Federal Services, LLC, ASBCA Nos. 62052, 62133, September 18, (October 1, 2020) .  (October 1, 2020)

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Contracting News

Public Official Received Money, Travel, and Sporting Event Tickets From A Maryland Company Receiving Over $25 Million in Government Business (October 21, 2020)

Contracting Reviews, Audits, & Assessments

Government Accountability Office

Homeland Security Acquisitions: DHS Has Opportunities to Improve Its Component Acquisition Oversight.  (October 21, 2020)


Earlier

Article

Brand Name or Equal: Without "Equal," It's Not Competitive.  Steven L. Schooner.  (October 13, 2020)

Contracting News

Department of Energy

Enforcement action issued related to hazardous energy control programs and finger amputation event at the Y-12 National Security Complex.  (October 14, 2020)

Department of Justice

American Contractor Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Steal Government Equipment from U.S. Military Base in Afghanistan (October 14, 2020)

Department of Justice

Owner of Food Service Firm Operating in Government Buildings Throughout the D.C. Area Sentenced to Prison for Payroll Tax Fraud (October 13, 2020)

Portsmouth Woman Charged with Fraud Scheme Targeting Veterans (October 13, 2020)

Monmouth County Company Sued for Illegally Obtaining Government Contracts (October 13, 2020)

Virginia Businessman Pleads Guilty to Bribery of FBI Official (October 9, 2020)

Former Federal Government Contract Officer Sentenced to Prison for Accepting Bribes (October 9, 2020)

Department of Defense

DOD Acquisition Chief Praises Reform Milestone (October 8, 2020)

Department of Labor

Federal Contractor to Pay $503,000, Make Other Remedies to Resolve Discrimination Allegations in Federal Compliance Review.  (October 8, 2020)

Department and Contractor Enter Agreement To Resolve Alleged Hiring Discrimination in Lanham, Maryland (October 8, 2020)

Ground Maintenance Services Company to Pay Back Wages, Benefits and Penalties after Department (October 8, 2020)

Chairman, Senate Finance Committee

Letter to Secretary of Defense in regard to  Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) procurement (October 7, 2020)

Department of Labor

Individual Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Illegally Export Aircraft Components to Iran (October 7, 2020)

University Agrees to Pay $87,500 to Settle Pay Discrimination Allegations.  (October 5, 2020)

Department Reaches Agreement With Law Firm to Resolve Alleged Pay Discrimination.  (October 5, 2020)

Department of Justice

Operations Manager Indicted in Scheme to Sell Counterfeit Clothing to the U.S. Military.  (October 2, 2020)

Wisconsin-Based Nonprofit To Pay $1.9 Million To Settle Allegations Of False Claims And Kickbacks On Federal Contracts For Blind Workers.  (October 1, 2020)

Department of Defense

COVID-19 Response Sparks Efforts to Strengthen Supply Chain.  (September 30, 2020)

Department of Energy

Enforcement Letter Issued.  (September 30, 2020)

The Mitre Corporation

Delivering Mission Outcomes Through Digital Transformation: Ways to Accelerate Technology.  (September 25, 2020)

Department of Labor

U.S. Department of Labor Reaches Agreement with Texas Electronics Company to Resolve Alleged Hiring Discrimination.  (September 25, 2020)


Contracting Reviews, Audits, & Assessments

Department of Defense

Department of Defense Process for Developing Foreign Military Sales Agreements (October 15, 2020)

Solicitation, Award, and Administration of Washington Headquarters Services Contract and Task Orders for Office of Small Business Programs (October 13, 2020)

Department of Energy

Tank Waste Management at the Hanford Site.  (October 6, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

Army Modernization: Army Should Improve Use of Alternative Agreements and Approaches by Enhancing Oversight and Communication of Lessons Learned.  (October 2, 2020)

Department of State

Food Services Under the Afghanistan Life Support Services Contract.  (September 30, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

Information Technology: Selected Federal Agencies Need to Take Additional Actions to Reduce Contract Duplication.  (October 1, 2020)

Small Business Research Programs: Many Agencies' Award Issuances Are Not Timely; Some Practices May Improve Timeliness.  (October 1, 2020)

VA Acquisition Management: Actions Needed to Improve Management of Medical-Surgical Prime Vendor Program and Inform Future Decisions.  (October 1, 2020)

Science & Tech Spotlight: Agile Software Development.  (September 30, 2020)

Agile Assessment Guide: Best Practices for Agile Adoption and Implementation.  (September 29, 2020)

Department of Justice

Contract Awarded to TUVA, LLC for Subject Matter Expert Services.  (September 29, 2020)

Environmental Protection Agency

EPA's Lack of Oversight Resulted in Serious Issues Related to an Office of Water Contract, Including Potential Misallocation of Funds.  (September 28, 2020)

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

PBGC Needs to Improve Incentive Contracting Practices.  (September 25, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

Federal Property: Formal Policies Could Enhance FDA's Property Management Efforts (September 24, 2020)

Nuclear Weapons: NNSA Should Further Develop Cost, Schedule, and Risk Information for the W87-1 Warhead Program (September 24, 2020)

Department of State

Systemic Weaknesses Related to the Administration and Oversight of Department of State Contracts and Federal Assistance From FY 2017 to FY 2019 (September 22, 2020)

Department of Justice

Environment and Natural Resources Division’s Procurement and Administration of Expert Witness Contracts (September 22, 2020)

Pharmacist Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud and Money Laundering (September 22, 2020)

Tennessee Valley Authority

Contractors’ Use of Equipment Provided by TVA’s Equipment Support Services.  (September 18, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

VA Acquisition Management: COVID-19 Response Strains Supply Chain While Modernization Delays Continue (September 17, 2020)

Small Business Administration

SBA's Corrective Actions to Reduce 8(a) Firm Eligibility Risks.  (September 16, 2020)

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