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Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

Correction to DFARS Case 2015-D001:  Elimination of Quarterly Reporting of Actual Performance Outside the United States.  (December 19, 2014)


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Federal Acquisition Regulation

Correction to FAR Case 2015-003: Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors.  (December 18, 2014)

Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation

Clause for Work Assignments. (December 18, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Class Deviation 2015-O0003:  Contractor Personnel Performing in Support of OUA in the USAFRICOM.  (1.4MB, pdf)  (December 17, 2014)

Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation

Administrative Changes.  (December 16, 2014)

Proposed Administrative Changes.  (December 16, 2014)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

Technical Amendments.  (December 16, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-79

Introduction.  (December 15, 2014)

FAR Case 2015-003:  Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors.  (December 15, 2014)

FAR Case 2014-017:  Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations.  (December 15, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2015-006:  Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations-Representation and Notification.  (December 15, 2014)

Small Business Administration

Agent Revocation and Suspension Procedures.  (December 12, 2014)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2013D038:  Animal Welfare.  (December 11, 2014)

DFARS Case 2015-D003:  Deletion of Certification Requirement Regarding Separation of Duties of Senior Leaders.  (December 11, 2014)

DFARS Case 2015-D001:  Elimination of Quarterly Reporting of Actual Performance Outside the United States.  (December 11, 2014)

DFARS Case 2014-D010:  Foreign Commercial Satellite Services.  (December 11, 2014)

DFARS Case 2012-D035:  Forward Pricing Rate Proposal Adequacy Checklist.

DFARS Case 2014-D014:  State Sponsors of Terrorism.  (December 11, 2014)

DFARS Case 2014-D013:  Update Contractor and Government Entity Code Information.  (December 11, 2014)

DFARS Case 2014-D016:  Use of Military Construction Funds in Countries Bordering the Arabian Sea.  (December 11, 2014)

DFARS Case 2014-D024:  Appendix F-Energy Receiving Reports.  (December 11, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Implementation of Uniform Procurement Identification Procedures.  (pdf)  (December 11, 2014)

Department of the Air Force

Revision to Military Freight Traffic Unified Rules Publication (MFTURP) NO. 1, Section F, Air Transportation Service Provider Rules and Domestic Air Tender Freight Carrier Registration Program (FCRP).  (December 8, 2014)

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

Prohibition of Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity by Contractors and Subcontractors.  (December 8, 2014) 

The White House

Executive Order -- Closing of Executive Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government on Friday, December 26, 2014.  (December 8, 2014)

Office of Federal Procurement Policy

Transforming the Marketplace: Simplifying Federal Procurement to Improve Performance, Drive Innovation, and Increase Savings.  (pdf)  (December 5, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case: 2013-020:  Information on Corporate Contractor Performance and Integrity.  (December 4, 2014)

Office of Government Ethics

Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Restrictions.  (December 4, 2014)

Department Of Energy

ENERGY STAR and Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) (FAR Subpart 23.2 and FAR Section 23.704).  (pdf)  (December 4, 2014)

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Comptroller General

Price evaluation methodology, changed requirements.  See CGI Federal Inc., B-410330.2: Dec 10, 2014.  (December 19, 2014)


Wifcon Blog

A Visit From the FAR Council. Read

Don Mansfield

Army Contracting Command Guilty of Noncompliance with a Nonexistent Rule. 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.

 Professor Ralph Nash

The Government's Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing. Read.

Bob Antonio

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



Comptroller General

Jurisdiction, procurement of goods or services.  See Open Spirit, LLC, B-410428, B-410428.2: Dec 15, 2014(December 17, 2014)

Price proposal, completeness.  See Equa Solutions, Inc., B-409848.2, B-409848.3: Nov 20, 2014.  (December 17, 2014)

Jurisdiction, interested party, joint venture.  See InSpace 21 LLC, B-410852, B-410852.3: Dec 8, 2014 (December 15, 2014)

Jurisdiction, IDIQ, bridge task order, original task order.  See Serco Inc., B-410676.2: Dec 12, 2014.  (December 15, 2014)

Patent ambiguity, company experience, individual experience.  See Costello, Hadley and Associates, LLC, B-410655: Dec 10, 2014.  (December 15, 2014)

Court of Federal Claims

Offeror was told proposal was late, solicitation amended extending time, offeror left in competitive range.  See Bannum, Inc. v U. S. and The Alston Wilkes Society, No. 14-822C, December 5, 2014.  (December 10, 2014)

Comptroller General

Jurisdiction, IDIQ, IGE, base period and options, Far clause 52.217-8, six-month option to extend services.  See Edmond Scientific Company, B-410187.2: Dec 1, 2014(December 8, 2014)

Contracting officer's corrective action based on incorrect information from agency attorney, additional market research supports cancellation of solicitation.  See Point Blank Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Protective Products Enterprises, B-409940.3: Nov 26, 2014.  (December 8, 2014)

FedBid ActivityCard alert, subjective determinations.  See FitNet Purchasing Alliance, B-410263: Nov 26, 2014.  (December 1, 2014)

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) 

More Legal


Department Of Justice

Former Security Officer Indicted For Theft Of Public Funds.  (December 19, 2014)


Government Accountability Office

Electronic Submissions in Federal Procurement: Implementation by the Army Corps of Engineers and Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation.  (December 19, 2014)



The Legislation page has been updated.  Updates include bills on DoD Authorizations, Design-build contracting,   Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, Transportation Security Acquisition Reform, Women-owned small business concerns, etc.  (December 15, 2014)


Department Of Justice

Former Employee of U.S. Contractor in Afghanistan Indicted for Bribery.  (December 17, 2014)

Federal Contractors Resolve False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Act Allegations.  (December 16, 2014)

Alabama Man Convicted in Scheme to Defraud Military Sub-Contractor.  (December 16, 2014)

Contractor's Former Chairman, CEO, and President Admits 20-Year Conspiracy to Defraud Federal Government.  (December 15, 2014)

Defense Logistics Agency

Superior suppliers for 2013 and 2014.  (December 12, 2014)

Department Of Justice

Contractor Admits Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Violations and Agrees to Pay $14 Million Criminal Penalty.  (December 11, 2014)

Department Of Defense

2014 Defense Acquisition Workforce Awards.  (December 10, 2014)

Department Of Justice

Man charged with attempting to travel to China with sensitive proprietary documents.  (December 10, 2014)

Defense Contractor Pleads Guilty to Major Fraud in Provision of Supplies to U.S. Troops in Afghanistan.  (December 9, 2014)

Contractor Agrees To Pay $1.9 Million To Settle Federal False Claims Act Allegations.  (December 8, 2014)

Department Of Energy

Nuclear Safety Enforcement Consent Order Issued.  (December 5, 2014)

Department Of Justice

Former Contractor Executive Pleads Guilty in Connection with a $5.2 Million Kickback Scheme.  (December 5, 2014)

Telecommunications Carrier To Pay $2.1 Million For Overcharging Law Enforcement Agencies For Court-Ordered Wiretaps.  (December 3, 2014)

United States Sues Contractor for Allegedly Submitting False Claims Under HUBZone Program.  (December 2, 2014)


National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Costs Incurred on NASA's Cost-Type Contracts.  (pdf)  (December 18, 2014)

NASA's Use of Blanket Purchase Agreements.  (pdf)  (December 17, 2014)

Government Accountability Office

James Webb Space Telescope:  Project Facing Increased Schedule Risk with Significant Work Remaining.  (December 16, 2014)

DOD Contract Services:  Improved Planning and Implementation of Fiscal Controls Needed.  (December 12, 2014)

Federal Subcontracting:  Linking Small Business Subcontractors to Prime Contracts Is Not Feasible Using Current Systems.  (December 12, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Improvement Needed for Inventory Management Practices on the T700 Technical, Engineering, and Logistical Services and Supplies Contract.  (December 11, 2014)

Department Of Commerce

FirstNet Must Strengthen Management of Financial Disclosures and Monitoring of Contracts.  (December 10, 2014)

Government Accountability Office

Medicare:  Bidding Results from CMS's Durable Medical Equipment Competitive Bidding Program.  (December 9, 2014)

Department Of Commerce

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Awarding and Administering of Time-and-Materials and Labor-Hour Contracts Needs Improvement.  (December 5, 2014)

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