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Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement

DFARS Case 2011-D038:  Deletion of Text Implementing the Department of Defense's Small Disadvantaged Business Program.  (March 26 , 2015)

DFARS Case 2015-D006:  Use of Military Construction Funds.  (March 26 , 2015)

Technical Amendments.  (March 26 , 2015)


Rules & Tools

Department Of Energy Acquisition Regulation

Technical and Administrative Changes.  (March 25 , 2015)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Request for Information

U.S.–Flag Air Carriers Statement.  (March 25 , 2015)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2015-001:  List of Domestically Nonavailable Articles.  (March 24 , 2015)

Department Of Energy Acquisition Regulation

Technical and Administrative Changes.  (March 24 , 2015)

Class Deviation for Service Contract Reporting to DEAR 970.5244-1.  (March 24 , 2015)

Department Of Defense

Class Deviation 2015-O0013:  Additional Access to Contractor and SubContractor Records.  (pdf)   (March 24 , 2015)

General Services Administration

Class Deviation to Address Commercial Supplier Agreement Terms Inconsistent with Federal Law.  (March 20, 2015)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List:  

Office of Federal Procurement Policy

Acquisition 360 – Improving the Acquisition Process through Timely Feedback from External and Internal Stakeholders.  (March 19, 2015)

Department Of Energy

Class Deviation from FAR 13.5, Test Program.  (March 16, 2015)

Implementation of Division D, Title III and Title V, and Division E, Title Title VII of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Pub. L. No.113-235.  (March 16, 2015)

USAID Acquisition Regulation

Administrative Changes; Corrections.  (March 12, 2015)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Request for Information

Past Performance Information.  (March 12, 2015)

Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and Veteran-Owned Small Business Status Protests.  (March 10, 2015)

Industry and Security Bureau

Correction to U.S. Industrial Base Surveys Pursuant to the Defense Production Act.  (March 9, 2015)

Small Business Administration

Small Business Government Contracting and National Defense Authorization Act of 2013.  (March 9, 2015)

Department of Transportation

Contracting Initiatives.  Department of Justice, August 23, 2013 Memorandum noted in the proposal.  (pdf)   (March 6, 2015)

General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation

GSAR Case 2013-G504:  Transactional Data Reporting.  (March 4, 2015)

Department of the Treasury Acquisition Regulation

Technical Amendments.  (March 4, 2015)

Civilian Agency Acquisition Council

CAAC Letter 15-02:  Class Deviation from the Federal Acquisition Regulation to Implement an Appropriations Provision Related to Internal Confidentiality Agreements and the Reporting of Fraud, Waste, or Abuse.  (pdf)  (March 3, 2015)

Industry and Security Bureau

U.S. Industrial Base Surveys Pursuant to the Defense Production Act.  (March 3, 2015)

Health and Human Services Acquisition Regulation

Update to meet current FAR requirements; remove internal administrative procedures; revise definitions; correct terminology; and delete outdated or duplicative material.  (March 2, 2015)

NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement

Contractor Whistleblower Protection.  (March 2, 2015)

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Comptroller General

Restrictive requirement.  See Smith and Nephew, Inc. B-410453: Jan 2, 2015.  (March 23 , 2015)


Wifcon Blog

DIVAD Versus 60 Minutes. Read

Emptor Cautus

Misunderstanding the Missing Words. Read.

NCMA Executive Director

Defending the FAR. Read


Don Mansfield

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


Vern Edwards

The Definitions Contest: The Winner. 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

Quotation, offer, nonconforming quotation.  See Hanel Storage Systems, L.P. B-409030.2: Sep 15, 2014 (March 20, 2015)

Service-disabled veteran-owned small business set-aside, market research.  See Crosstown Courier Service, Inc. B-410936: Mar 12, 2015(March 18, 2015)

Simplified acquisition procedures, discussions, clarifications.  See  American Material Handling, Inc. B-410899: Mar 12, 2015.  (March 17, 2015)

Days between issuance of the RFP and receipt of proposals, commercial services.  See Richen Management, LLC B-410903: Mar 10, 2015(March 12, 2015)

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Reversal of lower court opinion,  to the extent there is any perceived inconsistency between FAR Subpart 8.4 and FAR Part 12, FAR Part 12 controls.  See CGI Federal Inc. v. U. S., No. 2014-5143, March 10, 2015 (March 11, 2015)

Comptroller General

Experience, affiliate.  See Bethel-Webcor JV B-410772: Feb 12, 2015.  (March 9, 2015)

Misrepresentation.  See ERIMAX, Inc. B-410682: Jan 22, 2015 (March 9, 2015)

Court of Federal Claims

Procurement Integrity Act.  See Engineering Support Personnel, Inc. B-410448: Dec 24, 2014 (March 6, 2015)

Contract in writing.  See  Northeast Construction, Inc. v. U. S. No. 14-1076, February 27, 2015.  (March 2, 2015)

More Legal



The Legislation page is updated.  (March 23, 2015)


House of Representatives

Hearing entitled:  Searching for the Origins of the Universe: An Update on the Progress of the James Webb Space Telescope.  (March 25 , 2015)

Department of Justice

Florida Man Sentenced for $100 Million Surety Bond Fraud Scheme.  (March 25 , 2015)

Former Post Office Manager Received Bribes for Inflated Invoices for Landscaping and Cleaning Services.  (March 25 , 2015)

Former Contractor Executive Sentenced To Over Three Years In Prison And Ordered To Forfeit $5.2 Million In Connection With Kickback Scheme.  (March 24 , 2015)

Owner of Medical Supply Company Convicted in $3.3 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme.  (March 23 , 2015)

Owner of Medical Equipment Supply Company Convicted for $3.5 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme.  (March 23 , 2015)

Two Former Army Soldiers Sentenced for Stealing $2.7 Million in Government Funds while Stationed in Saudi Arabia.  (March 23 , 2015)

Department Of Defense

Pentagon Prepares to Unveil Better Buying Power 3.0.  (March 20, 2015)

Selected Acquisition Reports (As of December 31, 2014).  (March 20, 2015)

House of Representatives

Hearing entitled: Contracting and the Industrial Base Part III: Reverse Auctions, Verification and The SBA's Role in Rulemaking.  (March 20, 2015)

Hearing entitled:  Contracting and Industrial Base II: Bundling, Goaling, and the Office of Hearings and Appeals.  (March 18, 2015)

Department of Justice

Contractor to Pay $1.1 Million to Resolve False Claims Allegations.  (March 19, 2015)

Contractor Admits Fraudulently Receiving More than $200,000 in Government-Funded projects Through Collusion.  (March 18, 2015)

Former Federal Official Admits Self-Dealing Federal Grants to New Jersey Universities.  (March 18, 2015)


Department Of Defense

Small Business Contracting at Regional Contracting Office-National Capital Region Needs Improvement.  (March 25 , 2015)

Department of Justice

Audit of the Federal Bureau of Prisons Residential Reentry Center in Brooklyn, New York — Executive Summary | Full Report.  (pdf)  (March 25 , 2015)

Government Accountability Office

NASA:  Assessments of Selected Large-Scale Projects.  (March 25 , 2015)

National Nuclear Security Administration:  Reports on the Benefits and Costs of Competing Management and Operating Contracts Need to Be Clearer and More Complete.  (March 24 , 2015)

Nuclear Waste:  DOE Needs to Improve Cost Estimates for Transuranic Waste Projects at Los Alamos.  (March 24 , 2015)

General Services Administration

Audit of FAS’s Greater Southwest Acquisition Center – Schedule 84 Pricing and Negotiation.  (March 23 , 2015)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA's Launch Support and Infrastructure Modernization: Assessment of the Ground Systems Needed to Launch SLS and Orion.  (pdf)  (March 19, 2015)

Department Of Energy

Review of Field Element Line Management Oversight at Sandia National Laboratories.  (March 19, 2015)

House Committee on Small Business

Hearing entitled:  Contracting and Industrial Base II: Bundling, Goaling, and the Office of Hearings and Appeals.  (March 18, 2015)

Postal Service

Retail Systems Software Deployment and Functionality.  (pdf)  (March 18, 2015)

Environmental Protection Agency

To Ensure Greater Use of Scientific Equipment, the Office of Research and Development Should Use an Enterprise Approach to Property Management Summary.  (pdf)  (March 17, 2015)

Department of Homeland Security

Homeland Security Acquisitions:  DHS Should Better Define Oversight Roles and Improve Program Reporting to Congress.  (March 17, 2015)

Government Accountability Office

Operational Contract Support:  Actions Needed to Enhance the Collection, Integration, and Sharing of Lessons Learned.  (March 17, 2015)

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