Contracting Tools and Regulations

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2020-O0008Revision 1 - Limitations on Subcontracting for Small Business.  (April 9, 2020)

Class Deviation 2020-O0011Revision 1 - Submission of Interim Vouchers Under Classified Contracts.  (April 9, 2020)


Contracting Tools and Regulations

Civilian Agency Acquisition Council

Class Deviation from the Federal Acquisition Regulation to Provide for Accelerated Payments to Small Business Contractors and Subcontractors(April 8, 2020)

Office of Personnel Management

Federal Employee Coverage under the Leave Provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)(April 8, 2020)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement

DFARS Case 2019-D013:  Modification of DFARS Clause Advance Payment Pool.  (April 8, 2020)

DFARS Case 2018-D050:  Modification of DFARS Clause Payment for Subline Items Not Separately Priced.  (April 8, 2020)

DFARS Case 2018-D049:  Modification of DFARS Clause Tax Relief.  (April 8, 2020)

DFARS Case 2019-D002:  Performance-Based Payments.  (April 8, 2020)

Technical Amendments(April 8, 2020)


DFARS Case 2017-D042:  Expediting Contract Closeout.  (April 8, 2020)

DFARS Case 2019-D036:  Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds.  (April 8, 2020)

DFARS Case 2019-D023:  Repeal of DFARS Clause Substitutions for Military or Federal Specifications and Standards.  (April 8, 2020)

DFARS Case 2019-D022:  Repeal of DFARS Provision Alternate Preservation, Packaging, and Packing.  (April 8, 2020)

Department of Defense

Disposition of Proceeds from DoD Sales of Surplus Personal Property.  (April 7, 2020)

Change to the Delegation of Authority for Use of Other Transactions for Prototype Projects in Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019.  (April 7, 2020)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information collection

Examination of Records by Comptroller General and Contract Audit.  (April 7, 2020)

Payments to Small Business Subcontractors.  (April 7, 2020)

Civilian Agency Acquisition Council

CAAC Letter 2020-01:  Class Deviation from the Federal Acquisition Regulation Regarding
Flexibilities for the Suspending or Debarring Official’s Correspondence with Contractors.  (April 6, 2020)

Office of Personnel Management

Recruitment, Relocation, and Retention Incentive Waiver Requests for COVID-19 Pandemic Health Crisis.  (April 6, 2020)

The White House

Memorandum on Order Under the Defense Production Act Regarding 3M Company.  (April 6, 2020)

Department of Defense

Implementation of Class Deviation 2020-O0010:   Progress Payment Rates.  (April 6, 2020)

Class Deviation 2020-O0012:  Undefinitized Contract Actions During the National Emergency for the Coronavirus Disease 2019.  (April 6, 2020)

Partnering With the U.S. Defense Industrial Base to Combat COVID-19.  (April 6, 2020)

Department of Defense SmartPay® 3 Government-wide Commercial Purchase Card Guidance for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  (April 6, 2020)

Department of Defense Policies and Procedures Governing Non-Appropriated Funds SmartPay® 3 Government-wide Commercial Purchase Card Use – SP3 Transition Memorandum #11.  (April 6, 2020)

Determining and Making Commercial Item Procurements to Respond to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  (April 6, 2020)

Reporting COVID-19 Related Actions to the Federal Procurement Data System.  (April 6, 2020)

Managing Defense Contracts Impacts of the Novel Coronavirus.  (April 6, 2020)

Doing Business with the Department – Supporting the Response to COVID-19.  (April 6, 2020)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List; Additions and Deletions

The White House

Memorandum on Order Under the Defense Production Act Regarding the Purchase of Ventilators. (April 3, 2020)

Department of Energy

Secretarial Determination authorizing Public Law 85-804 Indemnification for Contractors Engaged in Activities Responding to COVID-19 and Memorandum to Senior Procurement Executives.  (April 1, 2020)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2018-020:  Proposed, Construction Contract Administration.  (April 1, 2020)

FAR Case 2017-011:  Proposed, Section 508-Based
Standards in Information and Communication Technology. (March 31, 2020)

General Services Administration

Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin 20-05:  Premium Class Transportation Reporting Requirements.  (March 31, 2020)

Department of Energy

COVID-19 Guidance for Financial Assistance Actions. (March 31, 2020)

EPA Acquisition Regulation

Award Term Incentive.  (March 30, 2020)

Office of Personnel Management

Options for Telework-Eligible Employees with Caregiving Responsibilities.  (March 30, 2020)

The White House

Order Under the Defense Production Act Regarding
General Motors Company
. (March 30, 2020)

Executive Order 13911:  Delegating Additional Authority Under the DPA with Respect to Health and Medical Resources to Respond to the Spread of COVID-19.  (March 30, 2020)

Office of Personnel Management

Temporary Procedures for Personnel Vetting and Appointment of New Employees during Maximum Telework Period due to Coronavirus COVID-19.  (March 27, 2020)

Department of Defense

Defense Industrial Base Contract Considerations. (March 26, 2020)

Federal Employees Health Benefits Acquisition Regulation

Self Plus One and Contract Matrix Update.  (March 25, 2020)

Department of Energy

Emergency Acquisition Flexibilities for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). (March 25, 2020)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2020-O0010:  Progress Payment Rates. (March 23, 2020)

Office of Management and Budget

M-20-18 Managing Federal Contract Performance Issues Associated with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  (March 23, 2020)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2020-O0007:  Protection of Technical Data and Computer Software Under Small Business Innovation Research Program Contracts.  (March 20, 2020)

Class Deviation 2020-O0009:  Justification and Approval Threshold for 8(a) Contracts.  (March 20, 2020)

Office of Federal Procurement Policy

Cost Accounting Standards Board meeting.  (March 19, 2020)

Department of Labor

Contracts for Coronavirus Relief Efforts.  (March 19, 2020)

Department of Energy

Initial Guidance Regarding Actions to Address Effect of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  (March 17, 2020)

Office of Management and Budget

Updated Guidance for the National Capital Region on Telework Flexibilities in Response to Coronavirus.  (March 17, 2020)

Department of Energy

Acquisition Guide Chapter 17.5, Interagency Acquisitions.  (March 16, 2020)

Department of Defense

Stop Movement for all Domestic Travel for DoD Components in Response to Corona virus Disease 2019.  (March 16, 2020)

Office of Personnel Management

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  (March 16, 2020)

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Government Accountability Office

American Systems Group, B-418469: Apr 7, 2020 (April 9, 2020)

Flairsoft, Ltd., B-415716.37: Oct 21, 2019 (April 9, 2020)


Wifcon Blog

Yes Virginia, You Are Honored with a Plaque.  Read.

Don Mansfield

Plain Language Writing Contest. Read.

Emptor Cautus

Acquisition Reform ― It’s Soylent Green!  Read.



Government Accountability Office

RIVA Solutions, Inc., B-418408: Mar 31, 2020(April 8, 2020)

Oready, LLC--Costs, B-418297.2: Mar 30, 2020(April 8, 2020)

Pond Constructors, Inc., B-418403: Mar 23, 2020(April 8, 2020)

Appian Corporation, B-417837.2: Mar 9, 2020(April 8, 2020)

Court of Federal Claims

Computer World Services Corp v. U. S. and Alethix, LLC, No. 19-1737C, April 6, 2020.  (April 7, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

General Dynamics Information Technology, Inc., B-417616.2, B-417616.3, B-417616.4: Mar 31, 2020.  (April 6, 2020)

InGenesis, Inc., B-416564.3: Nov 26, 2019.  (April 6, 2020)

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

WellPoint Military Care Corporation v U. S. and  Optum Public Sector Solutions, Inc., 2019-2225, March 31, 2020. (April 1, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

Global Linguist Solutions, LLC--Costs, B-417015.19: Mar 20, 2020.  (March 30, 2020)

Darton Innovative Technologies, Inc.--Reconsideration B-418034.3: Mar 9, 2020.  (March 30, 2020)

Virtual Medical Group, LLC, B-418386: Mar 25, 2020. (March 27, 2020)

Engility Services, LLC, B-416588.3, B-416588.4: Mar 20, 2020 (March 27, 2020)

AAR Manufacturing Inc., d/b/a AAR Mobility Systems
B-418339: Mar 17, 2020
(March 27, 2020)

MCI Diagnostic Center, LLC, B-417901.3: Mar 25, 2020. (March 26, 2020)

Esterhill Boat Service Corporation, B-418356, B-418356.2: Mar 20, 2020(March 25, 2020)

ACTA, LLC, B-418352, B-418352.2: Mar 17, 2020(March 25, 2020)

Court of Federal Claims

Paradigm Engineers and Constructors, PLLC v. U. S., No. 19-2014C, March 25, 2020. (March 26, 2020)

BHB Ltd.and Indiana Associates Ltd, Partnership  V. U. S. No. 19-1610C, March 16, 2020.  (March 17, 2020)

Defense Base Services, Inc. v. U. S. and ASRC
Communications, Ltd., No. 19-1608C, March 13, 2020
.  (March 16, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

SAK Management Consulting, B-418516: Mar 18, 2020.  (March 20, 2020)

GovernmentCIO, LLC, B-418363, B-418363.2, B-418363.3, B-418363.4: Mar 10, 2020(March 20, 2020)

NCI Information Systems, Inc., B-417805.5, B-417805.6, B-417805.7: Mar 12, 2020.  (March 19, 2020)

R B Toth Associates, LLC, B-418441, B-418441.2: Mar 13, 2020.  (March 17, 2020)

ATA Aerospace, LLC, B-417427.2: Mar 6, 2020.  (March 16, 2020)

New Tech Solutions, Inc., B-417956.3: Mar 6, 2020.  (March 16, 2020)


Court of Federal Claims

ACLR, LLC v. U. S., Case No. 15-767C, No. 15-767C and 16-309C.  (April 7, 2020)

Civilian Board of Contract Appeals

HPI/GSA-4C,L.P., CBCA 6093, March 31, 2020.  (April 6, 2020)

RLS Construction Group, LLC, CBCA 6349, 6463, March 27, 2020.  (April 6, 2020)

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

Sang Kash Company, ASBCA No. 62148, March 9, 2020. (March 25, 2020)

ASCT Group, Inc., ASBCA No. 61955, (March 16, 2020)

High-Tech Launderette LLC, ASBCA No. 62259, February 26, 2020.  (March 16, 2020)

Korea Engineering Consultants Corporation, ASBCA No. 61724, February 24, 2020.  (March 16, 2020)

More Legal

Contracting News

Department of Justice

DOJ Agrees to Civil Settlement with Additional Firm Involved in Bid Rigging and Fraud Targeting Defense Department Fuel Supply Contracts for U.S. Military Bases in South Korea (April 9, 2020)


Contracting News

Department of Justice

MiMedx Group Inc. Agrees to Pay $6.5 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations of False Commercial Pricing Disclosures.  (April 7, 2020) 

DOJ Agrees to Civil Settlement with Additional Firm Involved in Bid Rigging and Fraud Targeting Defense Department Fuel Supply Contracts for U.S. Military Bases in South Korea.

The Rand Corporation

Software Acquisition Workforce Initiative for the Department of Defense:  Initial Competency Development and Preparation for Validation.  (April 6, 2020)

A Defense Industrial Base Cyber Protection Program for Unclassified Defense Networks.  (April 6, 2020)

Should the Federal Workforce Stay Remote? Planning for After the Crisis.  (April 6, 2020)

The Mitre Corporation

Military-to-Civilian Readiness:  The Past, Present, and Future of the Transition Process.  (April 6, 2020)

Department of Energy

Enforcement Letter related to several electrical relay failures and fire response events. (April 1, 2020)

Department of Defense

Video: DOD Acquisition, Sustainment Leaders Brief Reporters at Pentagon. (March 26, 2020)

The Mitre Corporation

COVID-19 Authorities, Contract Vehicles, And Initiatives.  (March 25, 2020)

House of Representatives

Representatives Urge Department of Defense to Extend Deadlines for Bath Iron Works. (March 23, 2020)

Department of Defense

DOD Announces Death of Contractor Due to COVID-19.  (March 23, 2020)

Partnering With the U.S. Defense Industrial Base to Combat COVID-19. (March 23, 2020)

Statement by the Department of Defense on Domestic Travel Restrictions.  (March 16, 2020)

Office of Management and Budget

Updated Guidance on Telework Flexibilities in Response to Coronavirus.  (March 16, 2020)

Contracting Reviews, Audits, & Assessments

Government Accountability Office

Telecommunications: Agencies Should Fully Implement Established Transition Planning Practices to Help Reduce Risk of Costly Delays(April 8, 2020)

National Science Foundation: Cost and Schedule Performance of Major Facilities Construction Projects and Progress on Prior GAO Recommendations.  (April 6, 2020)">

Department of Defense

Evaluation of Niger Air Base 201 Military Construction.  April 3, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

DOD Utilities Privatization: Improved Data Collection and Lessons Learned Archive Could Help Reduce Time to Award Contracts.  (April 3, 2020)

General Services Administration

GSA Public Buildings Service’s Commercial Parking Outleases. (April 2, 2020)

PBS's Total Workplace Furniture and Information Technology Program. (April 2, 2020)

Department of Energy

Radioactive Waste Management at the Portsmouth Site.  (April 2, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

Federal Leasing: Quality Information and Metrics Would Allow GSA to Better Assess the Value of Its Broker Program. (April 1, 2020)General Services Administration

PBS's $1.7 Billion Energy Savings Performance Contracts Are Not Achieving Energy and Cost Savings Due to Inadequate Oversight.  (March 30, 2020)

Public Buildings Service’s Photovoltaic Installations in the New England and Northeast and Caribbean Regions.  (March 30, 2020)

Department of the Treasury

The United States Mint Numismatic Order Management System is Meeting User Needs But Improvements to Oversight are Needed. (March 26, 2020)

Department of Defense

Department of Defense’s Ground Transportation and Secure Hold of Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives in the United States. (March 26, 2020)

National Science Foundation

NSF’s Evaluation and Assessment Capability Section's Use and Oversight of Contracts(March 25, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

Navy Shipbuilding: Increasing Focus on Sustainment Early in the Acquisition Process Could Save Billions. (March 25, 2020)

Department of Defense

Army’s Base Life Support Contract for Camp Taji, Iraq(March 23, 2020)

Department of Energy

Assessment of Radioactive Waste Management at the Hanford Site and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory(March 23, 2020)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Development of Ground and Flight Application Software (GFAS) for the Artemis Program(March 20, 2020)

NASA's Development of Its Mobile Launchers.  (March 18, 2020)

Department of Defense

Followup Audit on Corrective Actions Taken by DoD Components in Response to DoD Cyber Red Team-Identified Vulnerabilities and Additional Challenges Facing DoD Cyber Red Team Missions.  (March 18, 2020)

Department of Energy

Radioactive Waste Management at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory and the Kesselring Site.  (March 18, 2020)

The Children’s Center at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.  (March 17, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

Weapon System Sustainment: DOD Needs a Strategy for Re-Designing the F-35's Central Logistics System.  (March 17, 2020)

Department of Energy

Wildland Fire Prevention Efforts at the Oak Ridge Reservation. (March 17, 2020)

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