Rules & Tools

Environmental Protection Agency

Final Rule

Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Procurements under EPA Financial Assistance Agreements (July 28, 2016)

Proposed Rule

Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Procurements under EPA Financial Assistance Agreements (July 28, 2016)

Office of Management and Budget

Circular No. A-130, Managing Information as a Strategic Resource; Revision (July 28, 2016)


Rules & Tools

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List

Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation

Various Administrative Changes and Clauses (July 26, 2016)

Office of Government Ethics

Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch:  Amendments to the Seeking Other Employment Rules (July 26, 2016)

NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement

Contractor Financial Reporting of Property (July 26, 2016)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information request

Contract Funding-Limitation of Costs/Funds.  (July 25, 2016)

Small Business Administration

Small Business Mentor Protégé Programs.  (July 25, 2016)

Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation

AIDAR section 752.247-70:  Preference for
privately owned U.S.-flag commercial vessels.  Direct Final Rule.
(July 20, 2016)

Companion document to the direct final rule.  Proposed.  (July 20, 2016)

Department of Defense

Fiscal Year 2017 Procurement Management Review Program (July 19, 2016)

Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation

Technical and administrative changes (July 15, 2016)

Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-89

Introduction (July 14, 2016)

FAR Case 2014-003: Small Business Subcontracting Improvements.  (July 14, 2016)

FAR Case 2014-023: OMB Circular Citation Update.  (July 14, 2016)

FAR Case 2016-008: FPI Blanket Waiver Threshold.  (July 14, 2016)

FAR Case 2015-025: Revision to Standard Forms for Bonds.   (July 14, 2016)

Technical Amendments (July 14, 2016)

Small Entity Compliance Guide (July 14, 2016)

Department of the Treasury

Incremental Funding of Fixed-Price, Time-and-Material or Labor-Hour Contracts during a Continuing Resolution.  (July 12, 2016)

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Court of Federal Claims

Cancellation of solicitation.  See Starry Associates, Inc. v. U. S., No. 16-44C, July 27, 2016 (July 28, 2016)


Don Mansfield

Has Your Office Been Infiltrated? Read.

Vern Edwards

How To Ask A Question. Read.

Emptor Cautus

April Fools’ Day in Federal Acquisition. Read.

NCMA Executive Director

2015 Year in Review. Read

Wifcon Blog

GAO's Most Prevalent Reasons for Sustaining Protests.  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

Expression of “price,” reasonably accurate information concerning the relative total cost or price.  See Veterans Evaluation Services, Inc.; Logistics Health, Inc.; Medical Support Los Angeles, a Medical Corporation B-412940, B-412940.2, et al (July 25, 2016)

Unequal access to information.  See Millennium Corporation, Inc. B-412866: Jul 14, 2016.  (July 21, 2016)

Court of Federal Claims

Past performance, somewhat relevant, involved some of the magnitude of effort and complexities.  See Dynamic Systems Technology, Inc. v. U. S. and Interactive Government Holdings, Inc.,  No. 16-353C July 18, 2016 (July 19, 2016)

Comptroller General

Past performance, relevant, solicitation criteria.  See Delfasco, LLC B-409514.3: Mar 2, 2015 (July 19, 2016)

Late quote, email system, retention of agency e-mail.  See Blue Glacier Management Group, Inc. B-412897: Jun 30, 2016 (July 18, 2016)

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Bidders "not be registered as a subsidiary of [a] foreign [i.e., non-Danish] company.  See Copenhagen Arctic A/S, Greenland Contractors I/S v U. S., Exelis Services A/S, 2015-5111, 2015-5112, 2015-5135, 2015-5143, June 26, 2016.  (July 13, 2016)

Task order, contract, option.  See Coast Professional Inc., National Recoveries, Inc., Pioneer Credit Recovery, Inc., Enterprise Recovery Systems, Inc. v. U. S., et al. 2015-5077, July 12, 2016.  (July 13, 2016)

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Defense Logistics Agency

DefenseLogistics Agency announces Superior Suppliers for 2015 (July 28, 2016)


Department of Defense

U.S. Army Central Support Element–Jordan Did Not Implement Controls to Effectively Maintain Facilities at the Joint Training Center–Jordan (July 28, 2016)

Government Accountability Office

NASA Human Space Exploration:  Opportunity Nears to Reassess Launch Vehicle and Ground Systems Cost and Schedule.  (July 28, 2016)

Defense Space Acquisitions:  Too Early to Determine If Recent Changes Will Resolve Persistent Fragmentation in Management and Oversight (July 28, 2016)

Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle:  Action Needed to Improve Visibility into Cost, Schedule, and Capacity to Resolve Technical Challenges (July 28, 2016)



The Legislation page is updated.  (July 25, 2016)


Office of Management and Budget

Introducing the TechFAR Hub (July 27, 2016)

Department of Justice

Three Individuals Charged in $1 Billion Medicare Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme.  (July 25, 2016)

Department of Defense

The Richard ‘Dick’ Ginman Contingency Contracting Officer Excellence Award.  (July 25, 2016)

Small Business Administration

SBA Introduces Online Tutorials for Small Businesses Seeking Federal R&D Funding (July 22, 2016)

Department of Defense

DCMA, DFAS collaborate on Mechanization of Contract Administration Services system (MOCAS) future (July 22, 2016)

Department of Justice

Former U.S. State Department Employee Convicted in $2 Million Government Contract Conspiracy (July 22, 2016)

Contractor Completes Payment Towards Accountability Systems at Hanford to comply with Non-Prosecution Agreement (July 22, 2016)

Defense Contractor Employee Indicted by Grand Jury for Selling Satellite Secrets to Undercover Agent Posing as a Foreign Spy (July 21, 2016)

United States Files Suit against Contractor Alleging Submission of False Claims under State Department Contract (July 20, 2016)

United States Reaches Settlements with Three Puerto Rico Entities for Falsely Certifying Small Business Entity Status (July 18, 2016)

Department of Energy

Worker Safety and Health Enforcement Preliminary Notice of Violation issued (July 14, 2016)


Department of Defense

Army Officials Did Not Consistently Comply With Requirements for Assessing Contractor Performance (July 26, 2016)

General Services Administration

IT Reseller Contracts Present Significant Challenges for GSA's Schedules Program (July 26, 2016)

The Federal Acquisition Service Needs a Comprehensive Human Capital Plan for its Contract Specialist Workforce.  (July 25, 2016)

Government Accountability Office

Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle:  DOD Is Assessing Data on Worldwide Launch Market to Inform New Acquisition Strategy.  (July 25, 2016)

Federal Travel: Opportunities Exist to Improve Data and Information Sharing (July 22, 2016)

Intellectual Property:  Patent Office Should Define Quality, Reassess Incentives, and Improve Clarity (July 21, 2016)

Intellectual Property:  Patent Office Should Strengthen Search Capabilities and Better Monitor Examiners' Work (July 21, 2016)

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