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Department Of Agriculture

Guidelines for Designating Biobased Products for Federal Procurement.  (August 1, 2014)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

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Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2013-D035:  Application of Certain Clauses to Acquisitions of Commercial Items.  (July 31, 2014) 

DFARS Case 2013-D020:  Domestically Nonavailable Articles-Elimination of DoD-Unique List.  (July 31, 2014) 

DFARS Case 2014-D016:  Use of Military Construction Funds in Countries Bordering the Arabian Sea.   (July 31, 2014) 

Department Of Defense

Contracting and Contractor Related Guidance for Afghanistan.  (pdf)  (July 31, 2014) 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Contractor Whistleblower Protections.  (July 29, 2014) 

Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-76

Introduction.  (July 25, 2014)

FAR Case 2014-013:  Equal Employment and Affirmative Action for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.  (July 25, 2014)

FAR Case 2012-014:  Small Business Protests and Appeals.  (July 25, 2014)

FAR Case 2013-017:  Allowability of Legal Costs for Whistleblower Proceedings.  (July 25, 2014)

Technical Amendments.  (July 25, 2014)

Small Entity Compliance Guide.  (July 25, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Affidavit of Individual Surety.  (July 24, 2014)

Statement and Acknowledgment (Standard Form 1413).  (July 24, 2014)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2012-D042:  Correction to Business Systems Compliance.  (July 22, 2014)

Providing Accelerated Payment to Small Business Subcontractors.  (July 22, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Approval of Changes to Decision Authorities of DoD Components for Acquisition of Services.  (pdf)  (July 22, 2014)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

Rules of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals.  (July 21, 2014)

EPA Acquisition Regulation

Update of EPAAR clause 1552.211-74, Work Assignments.  (July 18, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Contractor Past Performance Assessment Reporting - 3rd Quarter FY 2014.  (pdf)  (July 17, 2014)

Department of Education

Updates to Education Acquisition Regulation (EDAR).  (July 16, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Class Deviation 2014-O0019:  Providing Accelerated Payment to Small Business Subcontractors.  (pdf)  (July 16, 2014)

Class Deviation 2014-O0018:  Contractor Personnel Performing in the United States Central Command Area of Responsibility.  (pdf)  (July 16, 2014)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2012-D042:  Business Systems Compliance.  (July 15, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Duty-Free Entry.  (July 15, 2014)

Place of Performance.  (July 15, 2014)

Office of Federal Procurement Policy

Making Better Use of Contractor Performance Information.  (pdf)  (July 14, 2014)

Office of Management and Budget

Extension of Policy to Provide Accelerated Payment to Small Business Subcontractors.  (pdf)  (July 14, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2013-012:  Review and Justification of Pass-Through Contracts.  (July 10, 2014)

Information Request

Public Voucher for Purchases and Services Other than Personal (July 10, 2014)

Department of the Interior

Class Deviation:  Limitation with Respect to Felony Criminal Convictions and Delinquent Tax Debts.  (pdf)  (July 9, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor (July 9, 2014)

Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals.  (July 9, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Procurement Business Operations Requirement Group Charter (July 8, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Certification of Independent Price Determination and Parent Company and Identifying Data.  (July 7, 2014)

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Comptroller General

Evaluation of proposal.  See Native Resource Development Company, B-409617.3: Jul 21, 2014.  (July 29, 2014) 


Vern Edwards

Recommended Reading. Read.

NCMA Executive Director

Blow Up the System? Read


Emptor Cautus

FAR Eliminates Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA).  Read.

Don Mansfield

Section 1331 Authorities: A Primer. Read.


 Professor Ralph Nash

The Government's Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing. Read.

Wifcon Blog

Offer and Acceptance, Contracting Authority, Etc.  Read

Bob Antonio

Wifcon.com: My Legacy; My Albatross. Read.



Comptroller General

Government bad faith.  See Azimuth, Inc., B-409711, B-409711.2: Jul 21, 2014 (July 28, 2014) 

Past performance, affiliates.  See Raytheon Company, B-409651, B-409651.2: Jul 9, 2014.  (July 28, 2014) 

Court of Federal Claims

Competition in Contracting Act, Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act, cooperative farming agreements.  See Jay Hymas d/b/a Dosmen Farms v. U. S., No. 13-291C, July 25, 2014.  (July 28, 2014) 

Nonresponsive bid, GAO’s irrational decision, agency’s arbitrary and capricious decision.  See RUSH Construction, Inc. v. U. S. and C&D Construction, Inc., No. 14-202C, July 15, 20014. (July 24, 2014) 

ID/IQ contract, task order, fair opportunity, dispute.  See Orbis Sibro, Inc., v. U. S., No. 14-589C, July 18, 2014(July 21, 2014)

Comptroller General

Bundling.  See American Custom Meats, LLC, B-409564: Jun 12, 2014(July 21, 2014)

Past performance, affiliates.  See Alutiiq Pacific, LLC, B-409584, B-409584.2: Jun 18, 2014.  (July 18, 2014)

HUBZone price evaluation preference.  See Wakan, LLC, B-408535.2: Jun 19, 2014.  (July 16, 2014)

Court of Federal Claims

Small business set-aside, rule of two.  See SEK Solutions, Inc. v. U. S., No. 14-243C, July 11, 2014.  (July 14, 2014)

Comptroller General

FedBid, Bid Validation request, unstated requirement.  See AeroSage LLC, B-409627: Jul 2, 2014.  (July 7, 2014)

Sole-source, Justification & Approval.  See Raytheon Company and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS, B-409615, B-409615.2: Jun 24, 2014 (July 7, 2014)

JWOD Act, essentially the same items, brick and mortar stores.  See National Industries for the Blind, B-409528.20: Jul 2, 2014.  (July 7, 2014.  (July 7, 2014)

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Department of Justice

Former Army Contracting Official Pleads Guilty In Bribery and Kickback Scheme.  (August 1, 2014)

CEO of Contractor On World Trade Center Site Charged with Fraud In Connection with Minority And Women-Owned Businesses Program.  (August 1, 2014)

Department of Defense Supervisor Accepted Over $100,000 in Bribes.  (August 1, 2014)



The legislation page has been updated.  (July 28, 2014)


Small Business Administration

SBA Announces Results of 2013 Small Business Federal Procurement Scorecard.  (July 31, 2014) 

Veteran Institute for Procurement to conduct Boots to Business: Federal Procurement.  (July 30, 2014) 

Department of Justice

Former Employee of a U.S. Construction Company Working in Afghanistan Pleads Guilty to Receiving Illegal Kickback.  (July 31, 2014) 

Former U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command Manager Sentenced for Receiving Bribes.  (July 30, 2014) 

Government Contractor in Huntsville Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for $14 Million Fraud Scheme(July 30, 2014) 

Iraq Extradites Fugitive Defense Contractor to U.S. to Face Fraud Charges.  (July 29, 2014) 

National Nuclear Security Administration

Office of Acquisition and Project Management hosts contracting officers in Albuquerque.  (July 29, 2014) 

Defense Logistics Agency

Agency employees victimized by E-ZPass email phishing campaign.  (July 28, 2014)

Department of Justice

Hacker Charged with Breaching Multiple Government Computers and Stealing Thousands of Employee and Financial Records.  (July 25, 2014)

House of Representatives

Hearing entitled:  Oversight of the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs.  (July 24, 2014)

National Nuclear Security Administration

Y-12 recognized for outstanding procurement stewardship.  (July 23, 2014)

Department of Justice

United States Intervenes in Whistleblower Suit Against Software Corporation.  (July 23, 2014)

Former Chief Financial Officer For Paving Contractor Pleads Guilty In Connection With $87 Million Fraud Scheme.  (July 23, 2014)

Owner of Engineering Firm Convicted of Paying Bribes to a Government Official.  (July 22, 2014)

Conspirator Sentenced To Prison In $2.3 Million Government Contract Fraud Scheme.  (July 22, 2014)

General Services Administration

Maintenance Repair & Operations Strategic Sourcing Solution Gets Green Light.  (July 18, 2014)

Department of Justice

Man Sentenced for Fraud Conspiracy in Connection with Renovation of Federal Building.  (July 17, 2014)

Department of Energy

Notice of Intent to Investigate potential programmatic deficiencies.  (July 16, 2014)

Department of Justice

Two Former Virginia Subcontractors Sentenced for Bribery.  (July 14, 2014)

House of Representatives

Hearing entitled:  Defense Reform: Empowering Acquisition Success (July 11, 2014)  (NOTE:  The video for this hearing is clumsy but does work if you toy with it.)

Department Of Defense

Kendell says:  Initiative Aids DoD Acquisitions Culture Change.  (July 11, 2014)

Department of Energy

Worker Safety and Health Enforcement Letter issued.  (July 11, 2014)

Worker Safety and Health Enforcement letter (July 9, 2014)


Government Accountability Office

Defense Contracting:  Factors DOD Considers When Choosing Best Value Processes Are Consistent with Guidance for Selected Acquisitions.  (July 31, 2014) 

Healthcare.gov: Ineffective Planning and Oversight Practices Underscore the Need for Improved Contract Management(July 31, 2014) 

Internal Revenue Service

Review of the Internal Revenue Service’s Purchase Card Violations Report(July 31, 2014)

Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction

Afghan Mobile Strike Force Vehicles: Contractor Met Requirements, but Long-Term Operation and Maintenance Remain a Concern.  (pdf)  (July 30, 2014) 

Government Accountability Office

Security Clearances:  Tax Debts Owed by DOD Employees and Contractors.  (July 29, 2014) 

Department Of Defense

Improvements Needed in Contract Administration of Mi-17 Cockpit Modification Task Order.  (July 29, 2014) 

Enhanced Army Global Logistics Enterprise Basic Ordering Agreements and Task Orders Were Properly Executed and Awarded.  (July 28, 2014)

Government Accountability Office

Space Launch System:  Resources Need to be Matched to Requirements to Decrease Risk and Support Long Term Affordability.  (July 24, 2014)

Postal Service

Late Payments for Highway Contract Routes – Indianapolis, IN, Processing and Distribution Center.  (pdf)  (July 23, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Navy and Marine Corps Have Weak Procurement Processes for Cost-Reimbursement Contract Issuance and Management.  (July 14, 2014)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Security of NASA’s Publicly Accessible Web Applications.  (pdf)  (July 11, 2014)

Government Accountability Office

NOAA Aircraft:  Aging Fleet and Future Challenges Underscore the Need for a Capital Asset Plan.  (July 10, 2014)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

SOFIA: NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy(pdf)  (July 10, 2014)

Department of Justice

Audit of the Federal Bureau of Prisons Residential Reentry Center Contract with Glory House, Inc., Contract No. DJB200112, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  (pdf)  (July 10, 2014)

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