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Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Collection

Biobased Procurements.  (October 30, 2014)

Organization and Direction of Work.  (October 30, 2014)

General Services Administration Regulation

GSAR Case 2013-G502:  Federal Supply Schedule Contracting.  (October 29, 2014)

Department of Agriculture

Guidelines for Designating Biobased Products for Federal Procurement.  (October 27, 2014)

Voluntary Labeling Program for Biobased Products.  (October 27, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Use of Blended Rates to Implement Multiple Compensation Caps.  (pdf)  (October 27, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2012-023:  Correction to Uniform Procurement Identification.  (October 24, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Integrated Cost Analysis Team Support to Major Proposals.  (October 22, 2014)

General Services Administration

GSAR Case 2014-G501:  Progressive Awards and Monthly Quantity Allocations.  (October 22, 2014)

GSAR Case 2013-G501:  Qualifications of Offerors.  (October 21, 2014)

Small Business Administration

Correction to Small Business Size Standards: Industries with Employee Based Size Standards Not Part of Manufacturing, Wholesale Trade, or Retail Trade.  (October 20, 2014)

Bureau of the Fiscal Service

Surety Companies Doing Business with the United States.  (October 16, 2014)

Small Business Administration

Agent Revocation and Suspension Procedures.  (October 16, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Class Deviation 2015-O0001:  Operation United Assistance.  (pdf)  (October 16, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Collection

Public Voucher for Purchases and Services Other than Personal.  (October 16, 2014)

Office of United States of the Trade Representative

Agreement on Government Procurement:  Effective Date of Amendments for the Netherlands with respect to Aruba.  (October 15, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-77

Introduction.  (October 14, 2014)

FAR Case 2009-016:  Federal Contracting Programs fo Minority-Owned and Other Small Businesses.  (October 14, 2014)

FAR Case 2011-023:  Irrevocable Letters of Credit.  (October 14, 2014)

FAR Case 2012-023:  Uniform Procurement Identification.  (October 14, 2014)

Small Entity Compliance Guide.  (October 14, 2014)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2011-D038:  Deletion of Text Implementing 10 U.S.C. 2323.  (October 14, 2014)

DFARS Case 2014-D011:  Flowdown of Specialty Metals Restrictions.  (October 14, 2014)

DFARS Case 2014-D012:  Ocean Transportation by U.S. Flag Vessels.  (October 14, 2014)

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Comptroller General

Bias, offeror's request for past performance questionnaire from SEB Chair who also was the contracting officer's representative on prior contract.  See Sigma Space Corporation, B-410062, B-410062.2, B-410062.3: Oct 16, 2014 (October 31, 2014)


Wifcon Blog

Why GAGAS Should Make You Gag.  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.

Don Mansfield

Section 1331 Authorities: A Primer. 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

Oral presentations, discussions, competition under FAR 16.505, clarifications.  See  Companion Data Services, LLC, B-410022, B-410022.2: Oct 9, 2014.  (October 29, 2014)

Clarifications.  See Cubic Simulation Systems, Inc., B-410006, B-410006.2: Oct 8, 2014 (October 28, 2014)

Responsibility determination, Department of Justice’s complaint.  See FCi Federal, Inc., B-408558.4, B-408558.5, B-408558.6: Oct 20, 2014 (October 24, 2014)

Impaired objectivity organizational conflict of interest.  See Q2 Administrators, LLC, B-410028: Oct 14, 2014 (October 23, 2014)

Court of Federal Claims

Source selection decision, best value procurement, selection of lower priced proposal.  See Bahrain Maritime & Mercantile International BSC(C) v. U. S. No.14-720C, October 21, 2014.  (October 22, 2014)

Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006,  revocation of certification status, ownership issues outside the scope of protest, Administrative Procedure Act.  See AmBuild Company, LLC v. U. S., No. 14-786C, October 16, 2014 (October 20, 2014)

Comptroller General

Patent ambiguity.  See MEDI/e-Imagedata Corporation, B-410018: Sep 30, 2014(October 8, 2014)

Major subcontractors, patent ambiguity.  See Superior Government Solutions, B-409475.4, B-409475.5: Sep 25, 2014(October 8, 2014)

Davis-Bacon rates, lack of commitment to pay.  See Federal Builders, LLC-The James R. Belk Trust, B-409952, B-409952.2: Sep 26, 2014.  (October 8, 2014)

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Defense Logistics Agency

Long-term contracts, reverse auctions are used in an attempt to reduce costs.  (October 30, 2014)

Department of Justice

Shipyard to Pay $1 Million to Resolve False Claims Allegations.  (October 30, 2014)

Defense Logistics Agency

Contingency contracting officer in West Africa.  (October 28, 2014)

Department of Justice

Former Army Contracting Official Sentenced to Four Years in Prison In Bribery and Kickback Scheme.  (October 28, 2014)

Business Owner Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud Conspiracy To Fraudulently Obtain More Than $2.8 Million In Government Contracts Under The SBA 8(a) Program.  (October 28, 2014)

Defense Logistics Agency

Business Alliance Awards honor 22 private industry partners.  (October 27, 2014)

Department of Justice

Corporation Agrees to Pay $10 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  (October 27, 2014)

Former Security Contractor Employees Found Guilty of Charges in Fatal Nisur Square Shooting in Iraq.  (October 23, 2014)

Cyber-Criminal Gets 2 Yrs in Jail or Hacking the Government Computer Systems.  (October 23, 2014)

Virginia Executive indicted for fraudulently receiving Confidential information About VA Construction Projects.  (October 21, 2014)

A Department of Veterans Affairs Official and Durable Medical Equipment Vendor Charged with Health Care Fraud.  (October 20, 2014)

Department Of Defense

FY14 Procurement Management Review "Year in Review" Newsletter.  (pdf)  (October 20, 2014)

Small-business Contracting on the Rise.  (October 15, 2014)

Publication of August 2014 Contract Data and Contract Reporting Scorecards.  (pdf)  (October 15, 2014)

Contractor Past Performance Assessment Reporting - 4th Quarter FY 2014.  (pdf)  (October 15, 2014)

Department of Justice

Former Financial Administrator at Bureau of Prisons is Sentenced for Submitting False Document.  (October 14, 2014)

Contractor Pays $23 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  (October 14, 2014)


Environmental Protection Agency

Early Warning Report: Not Following Internal Controls Put Acquisitions at Risk.  Summary Full Report Agency Response.  (4.6MB)  (pdf)  (October 30, 2014)

Government Accountability Office

USDA Contracting:  Further Actions Needed to Strengthen Oversight of Contracts for Professional Services.  (October 30, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Defense Logistics Agency Did Not Fully Implement the Business Enterprise Architecture Procure-to-Pay Business Process in the Enterprise Business System.  (October 29, 2014)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA's Launch Support and Infrastructure Modernization: Commercial Space Launch Activities at Kennedy Space Center.  (pdf)  (October 24, 2014)

General Services Administration

Evaluation of GSA Guidance and Purchasing For Federal Child Care Centers.  (October 24, 2014)

Department Of Energy

Issues Pertaining to the Termination of Ms. Donna Busche, a Contractor Employee at the Waste Treatment Plant Project.  (October 21, 2014)

Department Of Commerce

Audit of the Department's Cloud Computing Efforts Identified Contractual Deficiencies.  (October 20, 2014)

Government Accountability Office

Nuclear Weapons:  Some Actions Have Been Taken to Address Challenges with the Uranium Processing Facility Design.  (October 14, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Policy Changes Needed at Defense Contract Management Agency to Ensure Forward Pricing Rates Result in Fair and Reasonable Contract Pricing.  (October 10, 2014)

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