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Department of Energy

Conversion of Activities Performed by Small Business Concerns to Federal Employees (September 30, 2020)


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Rules and Tools

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2019-D041:  Assessing Contractor Implementation of Cybersecurity Requirements.  (September 29, 2020)

DFARS Case 2019-D036:  Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds.  (September 29, 2020)

DFARS Case 2020-D016:  Modification of Determination Requirement for Certain Task- or Delivery-Order Contracts.  (September 29, 2020)

DFARS Case 2019-D023:  Repeal of Clause ''Substitutions for Military or Federal Specifications and Standards.''  (September 29, 2020)

DFARS Case 2019-D022:  Repeal of Provision ''Alternate Preservation, Packaging, and Packing.''  (September 29, 2020)

DFARS Case 2020-D007:  Restriction on the Acquisition of Tantalum.  (September 29, 2020)

DFARS Case 2019-D029:  Treatment of Certain Items as Commercial Items.  (September 29, 2020)

Proposed

DFARS Case 2020-D017:  Source Restrictions on Auxiliary Ship Components.  (September 29, 2020)

Office of Management and Budget

Ending Employee Trainings that Use Divisive Propaganda to Undermine the Principle of Fair and Equal Treatment for All (September 29, 2020)

Department of Labor

Independent Contractor Status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (September 25, 2020)

VA Acquisition Regulation

Contractor Qualifications; Acquisition of Utility Services; and Contract Administration and Audit Services (September 24, 2020)

Department of Commerce

Identification of Prohibited Transactions to Implement Executive Order 13942 and Address the Threat Posed by TikTok and the National Emergency with Respect to the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain (September 24, 2020)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

  • Request for information

Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment (September 24, 2020)

The White House

Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping (September 24, 2020)

Department of Labor

Department Proposes Rule to Clarify Employee and Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act(September 23, 2020)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2019-D043:  Small Business Innovation Research Program Data Rights.  Correction to Docket Number.  (September 21, 2020)

Department of Energy

Hurricane Laura National Interest Exemption from certain federal contracting requirements (September 21, 2020)

Cost Accounting Standards Board

Conformance of the Cost Accounting Standards to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for Capitalization of Tangible Assets and Accounting for Acquisition Costs of Material.  (September 18, 2020)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List; Additions and Deletions

Federal Acquisition Regulation

  • Request for information

Contract Financing (September 17, 2020)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2017-014:  Use of Acquisition 360 to Encourage Vendor Feedback.  (September 15, 2020)

Department of Defense

Recording Implementation of Section 889(a)(1)(B), Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Using Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment, when using the Governmentwide Commercial Purchase Card.  (September 15, 2020)

Department of Energy

Unique Investment Identifier (UII) Information.  (September 14, 2020)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2018-002:  Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance.  (September 14, 2020)

FAR Case 2019-016:  Maximizing Use of American-Made Goods, Products, and Materials.  (September 14, 2020)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case-2018-0051:  Protecting Life in Global
Health Assistance.  (September 11, 2020)

Department of Defense

Policy on Organizations that Seek to Represent or Organize Members of the Armed Forces in Negotiations or Collective Bargaining.  (September 11, 2020)

Department of Defense

Defense Acquisition System Directive Goes Into Effect.  (September 10, 2020)

Approval of Army’s Request to Close System-Generated Data Mining Cases in the Government-wide Commercial Purchase Card Program.  (September 8, 2020)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

  • Request for information

Preaward Survey Forms.  (September 4, 2020)

Prospective Subcontractor Requests for Bonds.  (September 4, 2020)

Department of Energy

Further Extension of the National Interest Action code for COVID-19.  (September 4, 2020)

National Park Service

Extension of Concession Contracts and Intent to Award Temporary Concession Contract.  (September 3, 2020)

Office of Management and Budget

Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Security Act of 2018:  Interim final rule with request for comments.  (September 1, 2020)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2020-O0022:  Prohibition on Providing Funds to the Enemy and Authorization of Additional Access to Records.  (September 1, 2020)

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Protests

Government Accountability Office

MLS-Multinational Logistic Services, Ltd.; MLSUSA Corporation, B-418477.3, B-418477.4: Sep 28, 2020 (September 30, 2020)

Cynergy Professional Systems, LLC--Reconsideration, B-418367.8: Sep 22, 2020 (September 30, 2020)

Kord Technologies, Inc., B-417748.6, B-417748.7, B-417748.8: Aug 11, 2020 (September 30, 2020)



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Protests

Government Accountability Office

Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., B-418835,B-418835.2: Sep 25, 2020 (September 29, 2020)

ICI Services Corporation, B-418255.4: Sep 23, 2020 (September 28, 2020)

Pacific Dredge and Construction, LLC, B-418900: Sep 18, 2020 (September 25, 2020)

Candor Solutions, LLC, B-418682.2: Sep 15, 2020 (September 25, 2020)

Court of Federal Claims

Ace-Federal Reporters, Inc. V. U. S. and Heritage Reporting Corporation, No. 20-636, : September 22, 2020(September 23, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, Inc., B-418800, B-418800.2: Sep 4, 2020(September 23, 2020)

Sumaria Systems, Inc., B-418796: Sep 9, 2020 (September 17, 2020)

ACTA, LLC, B-418352.3,B-418352.4: Aug 28, 2020.  (September 17, 2020)

Patronus Systems, Inc., B-418784,B-418784.2: Sep 3, 2020 (September 16, 2020)

CenturyLink QGS, B-418556.3: Sep 8, 2020 (September 16, 2020)

Huffman Building P, LLC, B-418752: Aug 21, 2020.   (September 11, 2020)

Mythics, Inc.; Oracle America, Inc., B-418785, B-418785.2: Sep 9, 2020.  (September 10, 2020)

International Center for Language Studies, Inc.--Reconsideration, B-418916.2: Sep 9, 2020.  (September 10, 2020)

Integrated Medical Solutions, LLC, B-418754, B-418754.2: Aug 20, 2020.  (September 10, 2020)

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Oracle America, Inc v. U. S. and Amazon Web Services, Inc. 2019-2326, September 2, 2020.  (September 3, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

Bluewater Management Group, LLC, B-418831: Sep 2, 2020.  (September 8, 2020)

AT&T Corporation, B-417107.4: Jul 2, 2020.  (September 3, 2020)

Mainstream IP Solutions, B-418722: Jul 14, 2020.  (September 3, 2020)

ORBIS Sibro, Inc., B-418165.4: Aug 21, 2020.  (September 3, 2020)

C.I. Lovell, Inc., B-418935.2: Aug 21, 2020 (September 2, 2020)


Disputes

Civilian Board of Contract Appeals

Collecto, Inc. dba EOS CCA, CBCA 6001, September 10, 2020 (September 25, 2020)

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

DynCorp International, LLC, ASBCA No. 62227, August 28, 2020.  (September 10, 2020)

Archer Western Aviation Partners, ASBCA Nos. 62035, 62047, 62387, 62388, August 26, 2020.  (September 10, 2020)

ECC International, LLC, ASBCA No. 58875, August 25, 2020. (September 10, 2020)

Forrester Construction Company, ASBCA No. 62593, August 24, 2020.  (September 10, 2020)

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Contracting News

Department of Defense

COVID-19 Response Sparks Efforts to Strengthen Supply Chain (September 30, 2020)

Department of Energy

Enforcement Letter Issued (September 30, 2020)

Contracting Reviews, Audits, & Assessments

Government Accountability Office

Science & Tech Spotlight: Agile Software Development (September 30, 2020)

Department of State

Food Services Under the Afghanistan Life Support Services Contract (September 30, 2020)


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Contracting News

The Mitre Corporation

Delivering Mission Outcomes Through Digital Transformation: Ways to Accelerate Technology (September 25, 2020)

Department of Labor

U.S. Department of Labor Reaches Agreement with Texas Electronics Company to Resolve Alleged Hiring Discrimination (September 25, 2020)

The World Bank

The Fifth International Debarment Colloquium (September 22, 2020)

Department of Labor

Department and Contractor Enter Agreement to Resolve Alleged Hiring Discrimination Affecting 1,229 Applicants in Four States (September 21, 2020)

Department of Energy

Consent Order issued to settle worker safety and health program implementation(September 21, 2020)

Department of Justice

Two Individuals Charged with Bribery Related to Iraq Contracts (September 21, 2020)

Coast Guard

Coast Guard completes 140-foot icebreaking tug service life extension program(September 21, 2020)

Articles

FRICTIONLESS ACQUISITION: A New Initiative by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy

Faster Than A Speeding Bullet, Three Times Higher Than The Tallest Mountain

Department of Justice

Former Business Executive Sentenced to Prison for $4 Million Bribery Scheme Involving DoD Contracts for Wounded Military Veterans.  (September 17, 2020)

Government Contractor And Its Owner Settle False Claims Act Allegations of Bribery To Obtain Government Contracts For Simulators.    (September 16, 2020)

General Services Administration

The Federal Acquisition Service's Reporting of Small Business Procurements Contained Significant Inaccuracies.  (September 15, 2020)

Department of Defense

Can a New Directive Move the Defense Acquisition System into the 21st Century?  (September 14, 2020)

Department of Justice

Asphalt Contractor To Pay $4.25 Million To Settle Claims That It Misled The Government As To The Materials Used To Pave Road. (September 11, 2020)

Small Business Administration

Nation’s Top Small Businesses to be Recognized.  (September 10, 2020)

SBA Celebrates Women Empowerment and Entrepreneurship with Opening of Mississippi Women’s Business Center.  (September 9, 2020)

Department of Justice

Louisiana Company Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud the Government and Violate the Procurement Integrity Act.  (September 10, 2020)

Department of Labor

Florida Contractor Pays $124,075 in Back Wages, Benefits After Department Finds Violations on Federal Construction Contract.  (September 4, 2020)


Contracting Reviews, Audits, & Assessments

Government Accountability Office

Agile Assessment Guide: Best Practices for Agile Adoption and Implementation (September 29, 2020)

Department of Justice

Contract Awarded to TUVA, LLC for Subject Matter Expert Services (September 29, 2020)

Environmental Protection Agency

EPA's Lack of Oversight Resulted in Serious Issues Related to an Office of Water Contract, Including Potential Misallocation of Funds (September 28, 2020)

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

PBGC Needs to Improve Incentive Contracting Practices (September 25, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

Federal Property: Formal Policies Could Enhance FDA's Property Management Efforts (September 24, 2020)

Nuclear Weapons: NNSA Should Further Develop Cost, Schedule, and Risk Information for the W87-1 Warhead Program (September 24, 2020)

Department of State

Systemic Weaknesses Related to the Administration and Oversight of Department of State Contracts and Federal Assistance From FY 2017 to FY 2019 (September 22, 2020)

Department of Justice

Environment and Natural Resources Division’s Procurement and Administration of Expert Witness Contracts (September 22, 2020)

Pharmacist Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud and Money Laundering (September 22, 2020)

Tennessee Valley Authority

Contractors’ Use of Equipment Provided by TVA’s Equipment Support Services(September 18, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

VA Acquisition Management: COVID-19 Response Strains Supply Chain While Modernization Delays Continue (September 17, 2020)

Small Business Administration

SBA's Corrective Actions to Reduce 8(a) Firm Eligibility Risks.  (September 16, 2020)

Department of Energy

Conceptual Safety Design Report Assessment for the Versatile Test Reactor.  (September 14, 2020)

Postal Service

Negotiated Service Agreement – Contract #50593050.  (September 11, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

Grants Management: Agencies Provided Many Types of Technical Assistance and Applied Recipients' Feedback.  (September 11, 2020)

Federal Labor Relations Authority

Federal Labor Relations Authority Appointment of Contracting Officer's Representatives.  (September 10, 2020)

Department of Defense

F-35 Program Office’s Beyond Economical Repair Process for Parts.  (September 10, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

Defense Real Property: DOD-Wide Strategy Needed to Address Control Issues and Improve Reliability of Records.  (September 10, 2020)

Department of State

Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Process To Identify and Apply Best Practices and Lessons Learned to Future Construction Projects.  (September 8, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

COVID-19 Contracting: Observations on Contractor Paid Leave Reimbursement Guidance and Use.  (September 4, 2020)

National Credit Union Administration

NCUA’s Examination and Oversight Authority over Credit Union Service Organizations and Vendors.  (September 3, 2020)

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