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Contracting Rules and Tools

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List; Additions and Deletions

Document 1.  (April 19, 2019)

Document 2 (April 19, 2019)

Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation

Patents, Data and Copyrights; Withdrawal (April 19, 2019)


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Contracting Rules and Tools

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information request

Economic Price Adjustment (April 17, 2019)

Bid Guarantees, Performance and Payment Bonds, and Alternative Payment Protections.  (April 15, 2019)

HUD Acquisition Regulation

Government Technical Representative, Contracting Officer's Representative, Level of Effort and Fee Payment; Labor Categories, Requirements, and Estimated Level of Effort (April 15, 2019)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information request

Qualification Requirements.  (April 12, 2019)

General Services Administration

Acquisition Regulation

GSAR Case 2008-G517:  Cooperative Purchasing-Acquisition of Security and Law.  (April 11, 2019)

Small Business Administration

Revised Size Standards Methodology (April 11, 2019)

VA Acquisition Regulation

Correction to Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts (April 11, 2019)

Department of Energy

Acquisition Guide Update to Chapters 33.214, 70.1707-3, and 71.4.  (April 9, 2019)

Civilian Agency Acquisition Council

CAAC Letter 2019-01:  Class Deviation From the Federal Acquisition Regulation Regarding Limitations on Subcontracting for Small Business Concerns.  (April 5, 2019)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2019-O0008:  Section 890 Pilot Program to Accelerate Contracting and Pricing Processes.  (April 3, 2019)

Department of Energy

DOE Research and Innovation Act Two-Year Cost Share Pilot Program.  (April 3, 2019)

Federal Employees Health Benefits Acquisition Regulations

Self Plus One and Contract Matrix Update.  (April 2, 2019)

Small Business Administration

Small Business Innovation Research Program and Small Business Technology Transfer Program Policy Directive.  (April 2, 2019)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2018-D065:  Consent To Subcontract.  (April 1, 2019)

DFARS Case 2018-D051:  Modification of DFARS Clause “Utilization of Indian Organizations, Indian-Owned Economic Enterprises, and Native Hawaiian Small Business Concerns”  (April 1, 2019)

DFARS Case 2018-D059:  Repeal of Certain Defense Acquisition Laws.  (April 1, 2019)

DFARS Case 2018-D076:  Repeal of Congressional Notification for Certain Task- and Delivery-Order Contracts.  (April 1, 2019)

DFARS Case 2019-D006:  Repeal of DFARS Clause “Oral Attestation of Security Responsibilities”.  (April 1, 2019)

Technical Amendments (April 1, 2019)

Proposed

DFARS Case 2018-D058:  Demonstration Project for Contractors Employing Persons With Disabilities.  (April 1, 2019)

DFARS Case 2019-D004:  Nonmanufacturer Rule for 8(a) Participants.  (April 1, 2019)

DFARS Case 2017-D024:  Use of Fixed-Price Contracts.  (April 1, 2019)

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Protests

Government Accountability Office

Catalyst Solutions, LLC B-416804.3, B-416804.4: Apr 4, 2019 (April 19, 2019)

Court of Federal Claims

Veterans Electric, LLC v. U. S. No. 18-1908C, April 17, 2019 (April 19, 2019)


BLOGS

Don Mansfield

Plain Language Writing Contest. Read.

Wifcon Blog

Congress Passes Too Much Acquisition Legislation.  Read.

Emptor Cautus

Acquisition Reform ― It’s Soylent Green!  Read.


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Protests

Court of Federal Claims

Tele-Consultants, Inc. v. U. S., No. 19-203C, April 16, 2019 (April 18, 2019)

Disputes

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

M. L. Energia, Inc. ASBCA No. 58975, April 4, 2019.  (April 16, 2019)

JAAA T Technical Services, LLC, ASBCA No. 61180, April 3, 2019.  (April 16, 2019)

Rohulhameed Construction Company, ASBCA No. 61359, April 4, 2019.  (April 16, 2019)

Protests

Government Accountability Office

Shivoy Inc. B-413104.36: Apr 8, 2019 (April 18, 2019)

Kingfisher Systems, Inc.; Blue Glacier Management Group, Inc.,  B-417149, B-417149.2, B-417149.3, B-417149.4, B-417149.5: Apr 1, 2019 (April 18, 2019)

Arctic Slope Mission Services LLC B-417244: Apr 8, 2019

F-Star Zaragosa Port, LLC; F-Star Socorro Holding, LLC B-417414, B-417414.2: Apr 15, 2019 (April 16, 2019)

Amyx, Inc. B-416734.2: Apr 9, 2019.  (April 16, 2019)

Trillion Technology Solutions, Inc. B-413104.32: Apr 5, 2019.  (April 16, 2019)

Norfolk Dredging Company B-417213, B-417213.2: Mar 26, 2019.  (April 16, 2019)

Disputes

Civilian Board of Contract Appeals

William Brent Schaeffer v. Agency for International Development, CBCA 6233, April 11, 2019.  (April 15, 2019)

Protests

Court of Federal Claims

Treadwell Corporation v. U. S. and Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation, No. 17-287C, April 12, 2019.  (April 15, 2019)

Government Accountability Office

NavQSys, LLC B-417028.3: Mar 27, 2019.  (April 15, 2019)

SSI Technology, Inc. B-417299: Apr 4, 2019.  (April 11, 2019)

Sallyport Global Holdings B-417223.2, B-417223.4: Apr 3, 2019.  (April 11, 2019)

Court of Federal Claims

URS Federal Services, Inc. v. U. S. and PAE-SGT Partners, LLC, No. 18-1715C, April 5, 2019.  (April 9, 2019)

Government Accountability Office

Desktop Alert, Inc.--Reconsideration B-417170.2: Apr 8, 2019.  (April 10, 2019)

AeroSage, LLC--Reconsideration B-417247.2: Apr 5, 2019.  (April 9, 2019)

MD Helicopters, Inc. B-417379: Apr 4, 2019.  (April 8, 2019)

Network Runners, Inc.; Appteon, Inc. B-413104.26, B-413104.27: Mar 18, 2019.  (April 8, 2019)

NLT Management Services, LLC--Costs B-415936.7: Mar 15, 2019.  (April 8, 2019)

Disputes

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

TranLogistics, LLC v. U. S., ASBCA 61574, March 25, 2019.  (April 9, 2019)

General Dynamics - National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, ASBCA No. 61524, March 25, 2019. 

Court of Federal Claims

BGT Holdings, LLC v. U. S., No. 18-178C,  April 5, 2019.  (April 8, 2019)

McLeod Group, LLC v. U. S., No. 18-628C, April 4, 2019.  (April 5, 2019)

Civilian Board of Contract Appeals

Woolery Timber Management Inc. v. Department of Agriculture, CBCA 6031-R, April 4, 2019.  (April 5, 2019)

Protests

Government Accountability Office

MacAulay-Brown, Inc. B-417205, B-417205.2, B-417205.3: Mar 27, 2019.  (April 3, 2019)

Oppenheim Management, LLC B-417333: Mar 26, 2019.  (April 3, 2019)

Alexandra Construction, Inc. B-417212: Apr 2, 2019.  (April 4, 2019)

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Veterans Contracting Group, Inc., v. U. S., No. 2018-1409, April 2, 2019.  (April 3, 2019)

Government Accountability Office

MacAulay-Brown, Inc. B-417205, B-417205.2, B-417205.3: Mar 27, 2019.  (April 3, 2019)

Oppenheim Management, LLC B-417333: Mar 26, 2019.  (April 3, 2019)

Disputes

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

GSI & Whitesell-Green, JV ASBCA No. 61816, March 20, 2019.  (April 2, 2019)

Lulus Ostrich Ranch ASBCA Nos. 59252, 59450, 59598, 59814, 59815, March 18, 2019.  (April 2, 2019)

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Contracting Audits

Department of Defense

Audit of the Identification and Training of DoD’s Operational Contract Support Workforce (April 19, 2019)


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Contracting News

Department of Labor

Florida Contractor Pays $123,650 In Back Wages, Benefits After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation (April 18, 2019)

Department of Justice

Former Long Island Defense Contractor and Its CEO Ordered to Pay Over $48 Million in Cleanup Costs and Penalties for Discharging Hazardous Substances at Port Jefferson Superfund Site.  (April 16, 2019)

Network Security Company Agrees To Pay $545,000 To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  (April 15, 2019)

Department of Energy

Notice of Intent to Investigate worker injury during material handling.  (April 12, 2019)

Department of Justice

Former Army Contractor Sentenced To 30 Months In Federal Prison For Bribery Scheme Involving Contracts At Aberdeen Proving Ground (April 11, 2019)

Texas Bidder Pleads Guilty To Rigging Bids at Online Auctions for Surplus Government Equipment (April 11, 2019)

Former Army Contractor Sentenced To 30 Months In Federal Prison For Bribery Scheme Involving Contracts At Aberdeen Proving Ground (April 11, 2019)

Texas Bidder Pleads Guilty To Rigging Bids at Online Auctions for Surplus Government Equipment (April 11, 2019)

Department of Labor

Georgia Contractor Pays $195,000 in Back Wages, Benefits After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Violations on Federal Contract.  (April 10, 2019)

Department of Justice

Former U.S. Army Reserve Employee Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud and Theft (April 10, 2019)

Small Business Administration

SBA Announces National Small Business Week Awardees (April 9, 2019)

Department of Veterans Affairs

VA increases contracting goals with Service-Disabled and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (April 9, 2019)

Department of Labor

Department Investigation Results in USPS Contractor Paying $108,762 to 46 Employees in Southern California (April 9, 2019)

Department of Justice

Insulation Contractor Branch Manager Pleads Guilty To Bid Rigging and Fraud (April 9, 2019)

State Department Contracting Officer Indicted for Bribery and Procurement Fraud.  (April 5, 2019)

House of Representatives

Fiscal Year 2020 Priorities for National Security Space Programs.  (April 4, 2019)

Small Business Administration

SBA Announces National SBIR Road Tour to Engage Small Businesses Working on High-Tech, High-Impact Ideas.  (April 4, 2019)

Department of Justice

Former HUD Employee Sentenced for Providing Non-Public Information to Government Contractor.  (April 4, 2019)

Department of Energy

Preliminary Notice of Violation Issued (April 2, 2019)

Department of Labor

Prime Contractor on New York Federal Reserve Bank Project Pays $420,335 in Back Wages After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation.  (April 1, 2019)

Contracting Audits

Government Accountability Office

National Nuclear Security Administration Contracting: Review of the NNSA Report on the Nevada National Security Site Contract Competition (April 18, 2019)

Women-Owned Small Business Program: Actions Needed to Address Ongoing Oversight Issues.  (April 16, 2019)Department of Energy

Assessment of Savannah River Site Nuclear Facility Training and Qualification Program as Implemented at H-Canyon and F/H Laboratory.  (April 15, 2019)

Government Accountability Office

Presidential Helicopter: Program Continues to Make Development Progress While Addressing Challenges.  (April 12, 2019)

Department of Defense

Audit of the Army’s Oversight of National Afghan Trucking Services 3.0 Contracts.  (April 10, 2019)

Department of State

Audit of the Office of Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund Financial and Contract Activities During FY 2016 and FY 2017

Department of Energy

Leased Space at Selected Department of Energy Sites.  (April 9, 2019)

Government Accountability Office

Columbia Class Submarine: Overly Optimistic Cost Estimate Will Likely Lead to Budget Increases (April 9, 2019)

National Security Agency

Audit of NSA's Award Fee Contracts.  (April 4, 2019)

Department of State

Lessons Learned from Audits Concerning the Review and Payment of Contractor Invoices Supporting Overseas Contingency Operations.  (April 4, 2019)

Department of Defense

Audit of the Army’s Oversight of National Afghan Trucking Services 3.0 Contracts.  (April 4, 2019)

Department of the Treasury

The Office of Financial Research Procurements Were Made in Accordance with Requirements (April 3, 2019)

Department of Energy

Construction Quality Structural Concrete Placement and Procurement Processes Assessment at the Uranium Processing Facility (April 2, 2019)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Alleged Improper Contracting within the Office of Information Security, Washington, DC.  (April 1, 2019)

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