Rules & Tools

Small Business
Rules & Tools

Department Of Defense

Government Furnished Property Clause Compliance.  (pdf)  (September 22, 2014)


Rules & Tools

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

Technical Amendments.  (September 19, 2014)

DFARS Case 2014-D022:  Domestic Source Restrictions on Certain Naval Vessel Components.  (September 19, 2014)

DFARS Case 2014-D019:  Multiyear Contracts-Statutory References and Cancellation Ceiling Threshold.  (September 19, 2014)

Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation

Access to and Ownership of Records.  (September 19, 2014)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List:  

Department Of Defense

Class Deviation 2014-O0020:  Prohibition on Contracting with the Enemy.  (pdf)  (September 18, 2014)

Publication of July 2014 Contract Data and Contract Reporting Scorecards.  (pdf)  (September 18, 2014)

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

Government Contractors:  Prohibitions Against Pay Secrecy Policies and Actions.  (September 17, 2014)

Office of Federal Procurement Policy and Department Of Defense

Report on Alternative Measures of Allowable Reimbursement:  Compensation of Contractor Employees.  (September 16, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2014-010:  Enhancements to Past Performance Evaluation Systems.  (September 15, 2014)

General Services Administration

Federal Supply Schedule Contracting; Administrative Changes.  (September 10, 2014)

Small Business Administration

Small Business Size Standards for Manufacturing.  (September 10, 2014)

Industries with Employee Based Size Standards Not Part of Manufacturing, Wholesale Trade, or Retail Trade.  (September 10, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Collection

Preventing Personal Conflicts of Interest for Contractor Employees Performing Acquisition Functions.  (September 10, 2014)

Department of Energy

Initiatives to Achieve Strategic Plan 2014-2018 Performance Goal Focused on Cost Savings.  (September 5, 2014)

NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation

Contractor Whistleblower Protections, Technical Amendments.  (August 29, 2014)

Department of Energy

Update to the DOE Acq. Guide Chapter 16.2, Performance Evaluation and Mesurement Plans for Cost-Reimbursement, NON- Management and Operating Contracts.  (August 29, 2014)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2014-D001:  Electronic Submission of Technical Reports.  (August 28, 2014)

Technical Amendments.  (August 28, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Collection

Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Certificates.  (August 27, 2014)

Cost or Pricing Data Requirements and Information Other than Cost or Pricing Data.  (August 27, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Actions to Improve Department of Defense Competition.  (pdf)  (August 25, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Collection

Contractor Business Ethics Compliance Program and Disclosure Requirements.  (August 25, 2014)

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

Correction to Requirement to Report Summary Data on Employee Compensation.  (August 20, 2014)

More Rules

More Small Business


Court of Federal Claims

Nonmanufacturer Rule, NAICS code, supplies or services, 13 C.F.R. 121.406, contrary to statute, Chevron deference, Brand X Internet.  See Rotech Healthcare Inc. v. U. S., No. 14-502C,  September 19, 2014 (September 22, 2014)

Comptroller General

Federal Supply Schedule, evaluation of past performance on a qualitative basis versus a technical acceptability basis.  See  CPS Professional Services, LLC, B-409811, B-409811.2: Aug 13, 2014 (September 22, 2014)


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.

Don Mansfield

Section 1331 Authorities: A Primer. Read.


 Professor Ralph Nash

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

Wifcon Blog

Offer and Acceptance, Contracting Authority, Etc.  Read

Bob Antonio

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



Comptroller General

Evaluation, unstated criteria.  See Harris Corporation, B-409869: Sep 4, 2014 (September 18, 2014)

Technically unacceptable, weakness vs. deficiency.  See Paradigm Technologies, Inc., B-409221.2, B-409221.3: Aug 1, 2014.  (September 18, 2014)

Past performance, task orders.  See VSE Corporation, B-408936.5: Aug 25, 2014 (September 16, 2014)

Court of Federal Claims

Competitive range, discussions.  See Bannum, Inc. v. U. S. and Alston Wilkes Society, Inc., No. 14-429C, September 10, 2014 (September 15, 2014)

Party to federal supply schedule contract, blanket purchase agreement.  See ARKRAY USA, Inc. v. U. S. and Abbott Diabetes Care Sales Corporation, No. 14-233C, September 9, 2014.  (September 11, 2014)

Comptroller General

Source Selection Authority's decision.  See PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, B-409537, B-409537.2: Jun 4, 2014.  (September 8, 2014)

Corrective action, removal of solicitation evaluation criteria, auctions.  See Platinum Services, Inc.; WIT Associates, Inc., B-409288.3, B-409288.4, B-409288.5: Aug 21, 2014.  (September 8, 2014)

Federal Supply Schedule contracts, special item number, SDVOSB.  See Veterans Healthcare Supply Solutions, Inc., B-409888: Sep 5, 2014 (September 8, 2014)

Responsibility, classified information.  See Aria Target Logistics Services, B-408308.23: Aug 22, 2014(September 5, 2014)

Unequal discussions, prices.  See Bannum, Inc., B-409831: Jul 30, 2014 (September 4, 2014)

Past performance, relevance. subsidiaries.  See  Bowhead Science and Technology, LLC, B-409871: Aug 26, 2014.  (September 3, 2014)

More Legal


Department Of Defense

Interim version of Better Buying Power 3.0. Press Release. (September 22, 2014)



The legislation page is updated.  (September 15, 2014)


Senate Armed Services Committee

Investigation finds Chinese intrusions into key defense contractors.  (September 18, 2014)

Department of Justice

Former Owner of Defense Contracting Companies Charged with Mail Fraud and Violating Arms Export Control Act.  (September 16, 2014)

Contractor Pleads Guilty to and Is Sentenced for Bribery of Russian Government Officials.  (September 12, 2014)

Former Defense Contractor Sentenced to Prison for Theft of Employee Payroll Taxes and Pension Plan Contributions.  (September 12, 2014)

Four Indicted For Fraud Against Government Contracting Programs.  (September 10, 2014)

Tuscaloosa County Freight Broker Charged with Bribing Guard Officials to Get Transport Contracts.  (September 9, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Better Buying Power 3.0 Shifts Emphasis to Innovation.  (September 8, 2014)

Department of Energy

Enforcement Notice of Intent to Investigate.  (September 5, 2014)

Department of Justice

Co-owner of Defunct Company Admits Defrauding Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program.  (September 5, 2014)

Another Vendor Indicted in Corruption Case Against Former Georgia National Guard Employee.  (September 5, 2014)

General Services Administration

OASIS and OASIS Small Business Contracts are Ready for Business.  (September 4, 2014)


Department Of Defense

Assurance Policy Evaluation Spacecraft and Strategic Systems.  (September 18, 2014)

Inappropriate Obligations for the T700 Technical, Engineering, and Logistical Services and Supplies Contract.  (September 18, 2014)

Government Accountability Office

8(a) Subcontracting Limitations:  Continued Noncompliance with Monitoring Requirements Signals Need for Regulatory Change.  (September 17, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Complaint Regarding the Use of Audit Results on a $1 Billion Missile Defense Agency Contract.  (September 16, 2014)

Ontic Engineering and Manufacturing Overcharged the Defense Logistics Agency for Sole-Source Spare Parts.  (September 16, 2014)

Government Accountability Office

Federally Funded Research Centers:  Agency Reviews of Employee Compensation and Center Performance.  (September 11, 2014)

Contract Management:  DOD's Implementation of Justifications for 8(a) Sole-Source Contracts.  (September 10, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Military Sealift Command Oversight of Excess Spare-Parts Inventory and Purchases for Sealift Program Roll-On/Roll-Off Ships Needs Improvement.  (September 10, 2014)

Fort Knox and the Army Need To Improve Internal Controls for Utility Energy Services Contracts.  (September 9, 2014)

Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle Quality Assurance and Reliability Assessment Part A.   (September 9, 2014)

Government Accountability Office

Information Security:  Agencies Need to Improve Oversight of Contractor Controls.  (September 9, 2014)

General Services Administration

Audit of Contractor Team Arrangement Use.  (pdf)  (September 9, 2014)

Postal Service

Management of Cloud Computing Contracts and Environment.  (pdf)  (September 9, 2014)

Environmental Protection Agency

EPA Needs to Improve Contract Management Assessment Program Implementation to Mitigate Contracting Vulnerabilities Summary.  (September 3, 2014)

Wickersham & Associates LLC

We help with:

Audits, Claims, Suspensions, Terminations

an SDV Company




Law Office of

Lorenzo F. Exposito

Representing Government Contractors and Subcontractors in Federal Procurement Matters

Bid Protests; Performance Disputes; Ethics and Compliance; Small Business Programs


Washington DC











Copyright 1998 - 2014 Wifcon.com LLC

Published in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, The United States Of America