Rules & Tools

U. S. Office of Special Counsel

Revision of Regulations to Allow Federal Contractors, Subcontractors, and Grantees to File Whistleblower Disclosures.  (January 22, 2015)

Office of Management and Budget

2015 Discount Rates for OMB Circular No. A-94.  (pdf)  (January 22, 2015)

Department Of Defense

Theater Business Clearance Update for Afghanistan.  (pdf)  (January 22, 2015)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List:  

The White House

Executive Order:  Federal Support for Local Law Enforcement Equipment Acquisition.  (January 20, 2015)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

Technical Amendments.  (January 15, 2015)

Department Of Defense

Class Deviation 2015-O0009:  Contractor Personnel Performing in the United States Central Command Area of Responsibility.  (January 14, 2015)

General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation

Definitions in GSAR Part 502.  (January 13, 2015)

Civilian Agency Acquisition Council

CAAC Letter 2015-01:  Class Deviation from FAR Subpart 13.5, Test Program for Certain Commercial Items.  (pdf)  (January 5, 2015)

Fiscal Service

Prompt Payment Interest Rate.  (December 31, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2014-020:  Clarification on Justification for Urgent Noncompetitive Awards Exceeding One Year.   (December 30, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Class Deviation 2015-O0005:  Prohibition Against Using Fiscal Year 2015 Funds to Contract with Corporations that Have an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction under Federal Law.  (pdf)   (December 30, 2014)

Class Deviation 2015-O0007:  Acquisition of the American Flag.  (pdf)   (December 30, 2014)

Class Deviation 2015-O0008:  Use of Military Construction Funds.  (pdf)   (December 30, 2014)

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Comptroller General

Cost realism evaluation,  mechanical application of a government estimate.  See CFS-KBR Marianas Support Services, LLC; Fluor Federal Solutions LLC, B-410486, B-410486.2, B-410486.3: Jan 2, 2015.  (January 26, 2015)

Selecting procurements for the 8(a) program, adverse impact analysis.  See Professional Security Corporation B-410606: Jan 13, 2015 (January 26, 2015)

Difference between past performance and experience.  See Amyx, Inc. B-410623, B-410623.2: Jan 16, 2015 (January 26, 2015)


Emptor Cautus

Misunderstanding the Missing Words. Read.

NCMA Executive Director

Defending the FAR. Read


Wifcon Blog

A Visit From the FAR Council. 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

Labor categories required to perform the task order not on FSS contract.  See US Investigations Services, Professional Services Division, Inc. B-410454.2: Jan 15, 2015 (January 22, 2015)

Proposal rejected by agency server.  See Federal Acquisition Services Team, LLC B-410466: Dec 31, 2014.  (January 22, 2015)

GSA Electronic Contract Management System, novation agreement.  See Cleo Communications US, LLC B-410552: Jan 6, 2015 (January 20, 2015)

Evaluation of options, additive options.  See Glen Mar Construction, Inc. B-410603: Jan 14, 2015(January 20, 2015)

Interested party.  See Computer World Services Corporation, B-410513, B-410513.2: Dec 31, 2014.  (January 15, 2015)

Unusual and compelling urgency.  See eAlliant, LLC B-407332.4, B-407332.7: Dec 23, 2014 (January 15, 2015)

More Legal


The Legislation page is updated.  (January 26, 2015)


Department Of Defense

The Navy and Marine Corpsí Information Technology Contracts Awarded Without Competition Were Properly Justified. (January 26, 2015)


Department Of Defense

DoD Seeks 10-year Extension of Small Business Mentoring Program.  (January 23, 2015)

Department Of Energy

Enforcement Notice of Intent to Investigate.  (January 22, 2015)

Defense Supply Agency

Roller derby contracting officer.  (January 21, 2015)

Department Of the Air Force

Bending the Cost Curve program.  (January 16, 2015)


Government Accountability Office

Job Corps:  Assessment of Internal Guidance Could Improve Communications with Contractors.  (January 23, 2015)

Department Of Veterans Affairs

Follow-up Audit of the Information Technology Project Management Accountability System.  (January 23, 2015)

Government Accountability Office

VA Construction:  VA's Actions to Address Cost Increases and Schedule Delays at Major Medical-Facility Projects.  (January 22, 2015)

Department of Health and Human Services

Federal Marketplace: Inadequacies in Contract Planning and Procurement.  (January 21, 2015)

Government Accountability Office

Iranian Commercial Activities Update:  Foreign Firms Reported to Have Engaged in Iran's Energy or Communications Sectors.  (January 14, 2015)

Department Of Defense

Military Construction in a Contingency Environment: Summary of Weaknesses Identified in Reports Issued From January 1, 2008, Through March 31, 2014.  (January 12, 2015)

Government Accountability Office

Defense Base Act Insurance:  State Department Should Evaluate Its Open Market System and Incorporate Leading Practices into Any Future Single Insurer Solicitation.  (January 8, 2015)

Department Of Defense

United States Air Forces Central Command Complied With the Economy Act.  (January 8, 2015)

Hotline Complaint Regarding the Defense Contract Audit Agency Examination of a Contractor's Subcontract Costs.  (December 24, 2014)

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