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Combating Trafficking in Persons (July 20, 2018)

Contracting Rules & Tools

Federal Highway Administration

Safe Harbor Rate Streamlining for Engineering and Design Services Consultant Contracts (July 17, 2018)

Office of Management and Budget

Designation and Responsibilities ofAgency Senior Real Property Officers(July 13, 2018)

Department of Defense

Clarification – Negotiations of Sole Source Major Systems for U.S. and U.S./FMS Combined Procurements (July 11, 2018)

Department of Energy

Acquisition Guide Update.  (July 2, 2018)

Department of Defense

Negotiations of Sole Source Major Systems for U.S. and U.S./FMS Combined Procurements (July 2, 2018)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2015-D028:  Offset Costs.  (June 29, 2018)

DFARS Case 2018-D032:  Repeal of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement Clause Pricing Adjustments.  (June 29, 2018)

DFARS Case 2018-D030:  Repeal of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement Clause Requirements.  (June 29, 2018)

DFARS Case 2015-D024:  Undefinitized Contract Action Definitization.  (June 29, 2018)


DFARS Case 2016-D032:  Electronic Submission and Processing of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports.  (June 29, 2018)

DFARS Case 2017-D010:  Inapplicability of Certain Laws and Regulations to Commercial Items.  (June 29, 2018)

DFARS Case 2018-D025:  Modification of DFARS Clause Surge Option.  (June 29, 2018)

DFARS Case 2017-D009:  Only One Offer.  (June 29, 2018)

DFARS Case 2017-D005:  Submission of Summary Subcontract Reports.  (June 29, 2018)

DFARS Case 2017-D014:  Use of Commercial or Non-Government Standards.  (June 29, 2018)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2018-O0017:  Determining Contract Type for FMS Contracts.  (June 29, 2018)

Class Deviation 2018-O0016:  Defense Commercial Solutions Opening Pilot Program.  (June 27, 2018) 

Department of Energy

Updated Entity Registration Requirements in the System for Award Management (SAM)(June 29, 2018)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2017-009:  Special Emergency Procurement Authority.  (June 26, 2018) 

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Bid Protests

Government Accountability Office

Simplified acquisition procedures, mistake, clarification.  See Nuclear Diagnostic Products B-416227: Jul 12, 2018.  (July 20, 2018)


Don Mansfield

Are Small Business Concerns; Nontraditional Defense Contractors? Read.

Wifcon Blog

Congress Passes Too Much Acquisition Legislation.  Read.

Vern Edwards

Warning To Proposal Writers (and Agency Evaluators). Read.

Emptor Cautus

Acquisition Reform ― It’s Soylent Green!  Read.

Bob Antonio

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


Bid Protests

Government Accountability Office

Selection of lower-rated, lower-priced proposal.  See Metro Productions Government Services, LLC B-416203, B-416203.2: Jul 6, 2018 (July 17, 2018)

Court of Federal Claims

Intervening in bid protest, right to intervene, permissive intervention.  See KGL Food Service, WLL v. U. S. and ANHAM FZCO, No. 18-823C, July 13, 2018 (July 16, 2018)

Government Accountability Office

Timlieness, last minute protest, Electronic Protest Docketing System.  See CWIS, LLC B-416544: Jul 12, 2018 (July 16, 2018)

Agency response to initial debriefing questions and second debriefing questions, enhanced debriefing rules, GAO's debriefing rules.  See State Women Corporation B-416510: Jul 12, 2018 (July 16, 2018)

Evaluators' scoring error.  See VariQ Corporation B-414650.11, B-414650.15: May 30, 2018 (July 9, 2018)

Restrictive requirement, facility clearance.  See Management and Technical Services Alliance Joint Venture B-416239: Jun 25, 2018 (July 2, 2018)

Unequal access OCI.  See Dell Services Federal Government, Inc. B-414461.3, B-414461.4, B-414461.5: Jun 19, 2018 (June 28, 2018) 

Corrective action, ambiguity, best value or lowest price technically acceptable.  See URTruckBroker Corporation B-416249.2: Jun 21, 2018 (June 26, 2018) 

Court of Federal Claims

De facto override of CICA stay, task order award.  See  SVD Stars II, LLC v. U. S. and 22nd Century Technologies, Inc., No. 18-846C, June 22, 2018.   (June 25, 2018) 

More Legal

Contracting News

Department of Justice

Former Background Investigator for Federal Government Pleads Guilty to Making a False Statement (July 20, 2018)

Contracting Audits

Department of Energy

Review of Allegations Against a Department of Energy’s Office Of Intelligence and Counterintelligence Senior Official (July 20, 2018)



The legislation page is updated with small business bills.  (July 16, 2018)


A new article on the Articles Page entitled:  Government Procurement and Changes in Firm Transparency (July 9, 2018)

Contracting News

The Rand Corporation

F-35 Block Buy: An Assessment of Potential Savings (July 19, 2018)

Department of Justice

School Owner Pleads Guilty to Bribing Public Official at VA Program for Disabled Military Veterans (July 18, 2018)

Former New York State Senate Majority Leader And His Son Convicted Again Of Corruption Offenses In Manhattan Federal Court (July 18, 2018)

Former District of Columbia Government Employee Sentenced to 56 Months in Prison for Bribery Schemes (July 18, 2018)

Former Contractor President Settles False Claims Act Case Related to Defective Bullet Proof Vests (July 17, 2018)

Former Business Partner of U.S. Military Contractor Pleads Guilty to Bribery Scheme Related to Contracts in Support of Iraq War (July 17, 2018)

Business Owner and Former Government Contracting Officer Representative Plead Guilty to Conspiracy and Bribery (July 16, 2018)

House of Representatives

Hearing entitled:  Keeping Adversaries Away from the Homeland Security Supply Chain (July 13, 2018)

Department of Defense

Maintenance Innovation Slashes Delivery Times (July 13, 2018)

Department of Justice

Electrical Engineer Found Guilty for Intending to Convert Trade Secrets from Defense Contractor (July 11, 2018)

Company and Owner Agree to Pay $14.4 Million to Resolve Alleged False Claims (July 9, 2018)

Texas Construction Company’s Owner and CEO Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding the State Department (July 9, 2018)

Court Imposes Maximum Fine on Chinese Firm for Theft of Trade Secrets (July 9, 2018)

United States Reaches $1.53 Million Dollar Settlement with Defense Contractor to Resolve Contract Claim (July 9, 2018)

Department of Energy

Notice of Intent to Investigate related to worker safety and health program requirements (July 9, 2018)

Defense Contract Management Agency

My DCMA: quality assurance specialist (July 2, 2018)

Contracting Audits

Postal Service

Fleet Specialty Card Management –
Pacific Area
(July 19, 2018)

Government Accountability Office

Reverse Auctions: Additional Guidance Could Help Increase Benefits and Reduce Fees (July 19, 2018)

Government Accountability Office

Federal Advertising: Contracting with Small Disadvantaged Businesses and Those Owned by Minorities and Women Has Increased in Recent Years (July 18, 2018)

Defense Contracts: DOD Should Develop a Strategy for Assessing Contract Award Time Frames (July 17, 2018)

Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency

Report on the Government Purchase Card Initiative (July 12, 2018)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA Commercial Crew Program: Plan Needed to Ensure Uninterrupted Access to the International Space Station (July 12, 2018)

Department of Defense

Evaluation of DoD Hotline Complaint Regarding Defense Contract Management Agency Baltimore’s Actions on Audit Findings Reported by Defense Contract Audit Agency (July 12, 2018)

Defense Logistics Agency Award and Administration of Energy Savings Performance Contracts (July 12, 2018)

Architect of the Capitol

Russell Senate Office Building Food Service Contract Audit  (July 10, 2018)

Environmental Protection Agency

CSB Purchase Card Program at Low Risk for Unauthorized Purchases.  (July 5, 2018)

General Services Administration

FAS Did Not Ensure That Contract Employees Had Background Investigations Before Providing Support to Agencies Transitioning to Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (July 3, 2018)

Rules & Tools
Small Business

Law Office of Lorenzo F. Exposito LLC

Representing Government Contractors and Subcontractors in Federal Contract Matters








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