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Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

Technical Amendments.  (April 20, 2015)


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Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

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Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation

Source Selection and Payments.  (April 15, 2015)

Small Business Administration

Miscellaneous Amendments to Surety Bond Guarantee Program.  (April 14, 2015)

Department Of Defense

Noncompetitive Contracts Awarded Based on Urgency.  (pdf)  (April 14, 2015)

Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-81

Introduction.  (April 10, 2015)

FAR Case 2015-013:  Further Amendments to Equal Employment Opportunity.  (April 10, 2015)

Small Entity Compliance Guide.  (April 10, 2015)

Department Of Defense

Implementation Directive for Better Buying Power 3.0.  (pdf)  (April 10, 2015)

NASA FAR Supplement

Regulatory Review No. 3.  (April 7, 2015)

Small Business Administration

Extension of comment period:  Small Business Mentor Protégé Program; Small Business Size Regulations, etc.  (April 7, 2015)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

Technical Amendments.  (April 6, 2015)

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

Extension of Comment Period for Rule on Discrimination on the Basis of Sex.  (April 1, 2015)

General Services Administration

National Dialogue and Pilot to Reduce Reporting Compliance Costs for Federal Contractors and Grantees.  (April 1, 2015)

Office of Personnel Management

Civilian Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project; Department of Defense.  (March 31, 2015)

Department Of Defense

DoD Instruction 5000.72:  DoD Standard for Contracting Officer's Representative Certification.  (pdf)  (March 31, 2015)

Federal Election Commission

Prohibition of federal contractors from making contributions.  (March 30, 2015)

Department Of Defense

Class Deviation 2015-O0014:  Extension of Contract Authority for Advanced Component Development and Prototype Units.   (March 30, 2015)

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)

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)

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Comptroller General

Past performance, size relevance not mentioned in solicitation.  See Diamond Information Systems, LLC B-410372.2, B-410372.3: Mar 27, 2015.  (April 15, 2015)


NCMA Executive Director

Surviving and Thriving in a Changing Government Contract Environment. Read

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.



Court of Federal Claims

Awardee's overall price was about 13.7% higher than the Independent Government Estimate and about 21.8% higher than next highest price.  See TMG Services, Inc. B-410929, B-410929.2: Mar 25, 2015.  (April 13, 2015)

Service-disabled veteran owned small business concern, ownership, classes of stock, sufficiently dissimilar.  See Precise Systems, Inc. v. U. S. and All Points Logistics, LLC and B3 Solutions, LLC, No. 14-1174C, April 6, 2015 (April 8, 2015)

Bond Supported By A Corporate Surety Listed In Treasury Department Circular 570, individual surety, irrevocable letter of credit.  See Anthem Builders, Inc. v. U. S., No. 14-1231C, April 6, 2015(April 8, 2015)

Comptroller General

Sole-source requirement, second source approval, repair manuals, certification, interested party.  See Piedmont Propulsion Systems, LLC B-410026.2: Mar 30, 2015 (April 6, 2015)

Trade Agreements Act, solicitation did not include DFARS § 252.225-7020.  See Refinery Associates of Texas, Inc. B-410911.2: Mar 18, 2015.  (April 6, 2015)

Reverse auction, exclusion from competition, responsibility determination, certificate of competency.  See Latvian Connection, LLC B-410947: Mar 31, 2015.  (April 2, 2015)

Prohibited use of consultants in preparation of sample task responses.  See Advanced Communication Cabling, Inc. B-410898.2: Mar 25, 2015.  (April 1, 2015)

Sufficiency of bid bond, penal sum.  See Hamilton Pacific Chamberlain, LLC B-410955: Mar 30, 2015 (March 31, 2015)

Excluded proposal, redacted names.  See SBSI, Inc. B-410923: Mar 20, 2015.  (March 31, 2015)

More Legal


The Legislation Page is updated.  (April 20, 2015)


Department of Justice

Four Companies and Five Individuals Indicted for Illegally Exporting Technology to Iran.  (April 20, 2015)

Small Business Administration

This Year’s National Small Business Week Awardees.  (April 20, 2015)

GSA Inspector General

Public Meeting Presentation on Transactional Data Reporting:  GSAR Case 2013-G504.  See proposed rule.  (April 20, 2015)


Government Accountability Office

Department of Defense:  Acquisition Rulemaking Practices.  (April 20, 2015)


House of Representatives

An April 15, 2015, hearing entitled:  Denver VA Medical Center: Constructing a Way Forward.  (April 16, 2015)

Department of Defense

Publication of DoD Competition Reporting - 2nd Quarter FY 2015.  (pdf)  (April 16, 2015)

Department of Justice

Lieutenant Commander Pleads Guilty to Selling Classified Ship Schedules to an Executive of a Defense Contracting Firm.  (April 16, 2015)

Department of Justice

Four Former Security Contractor Employees Sentenced to Prison for Fatal 2007 Shootings in Iraq.  (April 14, 2015)

Communications Corporation has agreed to pay $15.5 million to resolve allegations it defrauded federal law enforcement agencies.  (pdf)  (April 13, 2015)

Former Owner Of Defense Contracting Company Admits Defrauding U.S. Department Of Defense With Foreign Aircraft Parts.  (April 10, 2015)

Department Of Defense

Better Buying Power 3.0 Strives to Enhance U.S. Tech Edge.  (April 10, 2015)

Department Of Energy

Enforcement Letter issued regarding suspect certification and closure instructions.  (April 9, 2015)

Enforcement Letter issued to recognize the positive actions.  (April 9, 2015)

Department of Justice

Contractor and Its Owner Agree to pay $250,000 to Settle Alleged False Claims Act Violations Regarding HUBZone Program.  (April 9, 2015)

Former Housing Official And Others Charged With Bid Rigging And Kickback Scheme.  (April 8, 2015)

Department Of Defense

2015 DoD Procurement Fraud Working Group Training Seminar.  (pdf)   (April 7, 2015)

Department of Justice

Contractor to Pay $4.41 Million to Resolve Allegations that it Unlawfully Sold Medical Devices Manufactured Overseas.  (April 3, 2015)

Defense Logistics Agency

U.S. food industry key to achieving Better Buying Power.  (April 2, 2015)

Department Of Energy

Worker Safety and Health Enforcement Consent Order issued.  (April 2, 2015)


Department Of Defense

Independent Auditor’s Report on Agreed-Upon Procedures for DoD Compliance With Service Contract Inventory Compilation and Certification Requirements for FY 2013.  (April 16, 2015)

Government Accountability Office

Amphibious Combat Vehicle Acquisition:  Marine Corps Adopts an Incremental Approach.  (April 16, 2015)

Small Business Research Programs:  Challenges Remain in Meeting Spending and Reporting Requirements.  (April 16, 2015)

General Services Administration

Applicability of Price Reductions Over the Maximum Order Threshold.  (pdf)  (April 16, 2015)

Government Accountability Office

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter:  Assessment Needed to Address Affordability Challenges.  (April 15, 2015)

Presidential Helicopter Acquisition:  Program Established Knowledge-Based Business Case and Entered System Development with Plans for Managing Challenges.  (April 15, 2015)

Department Of Veterans Administration

Administrative Investigation, Improper Access to the VA Network by VA Contractors from Foreign Countries, Office of Information and Technology.  (April 14, 2015)

Government Accountability Office

Defense Acquisitions:  Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs.  (April 10, 2015)

KC-46 Tanker Aircraft:  Key Aerial Refueling Capabilities Should Be Demonstrated Prior to the Production Decision.  (April 10, 2015)

Department Of Defense

Contingency Contracting: A Framework For Reform - 2015 Update.  (April 2, 2015)

General Services Administration

Procurement and Contract Administration Issues at the PBS Heartland Region Iowa Field Office and Contract Services Branch.  (pdf)  (April 1, 2015)

PBS NCR Potomac Service Center Violated Federal Regulations When Awarding and Administering Contracts.  (pdf)  (March 30, 2015)

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