Contracting Rules & Tools

Small Business Administration

Small Business Size Standards:  Calculation of Annual Average Receipts.  (December 5, 2019)


Contracting Rules & Tools

Department of Energy

Class Deviation from FAR 42.1502(b), (c), and (d) - Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) Thresholds.  (December 4, 2019)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information collection

Commercial Item Acquisitions.  (December 2, 2019)

Small Business Administration

National Defense Authorization Acts of 2016 and 2017, Recovery Improvements for Small Entities After Disaster Act of 2015, and Other Small Business Government Contracting.  (November 29, 2019)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2018-D015:  Management of Should-Cost Review Process.  (November 27, 2019)

DFARS Case 2018-D047:  Modification of Clause Accident Reporting and Investigation Involving Aircraft, Missiles, and Space Launch Vehicles.  (November 27, 2019)

DFARS Case 2019-D040:  Repeal of Temporary Statutory Authorities.  (November 27, 2019)

DFARS Case 2017-D024:  Use of Fixed-Price Contracts.  (November 27, 2019)

Proposed Rule

DFARS Case 2019-D029:  Treatment of Certain Items as Commercial Items.  (November 27, 2019)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information collection

Anti-Kickback Procedures.  (November 26, 2019)

Report of Shipment.  (November 26, 2019)

Termination Settlement Proposal Forms in the FAR.  (November 26, 2019)

Small Business Administration

Small Business HUBZone Program and Government Contracting Programs.  (November 26, 2019)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2020-O0001:  Prohibition on Providing Funds to the Enemy and Authorization of Additional Access to Records.  (November 25, 2019)

Employment and Training Administration

Procurement Roles and Responsibilities for Job Corps Contracts.  (November 25, 2019)

Federal Acquisition Circular 2020-02

Introduction.  (November 22, 2019)

FAR Case 2013-002:  Reporting of Nonconforming Items to the Government-Industry Data Exchange Program.  (November 22, 2019)

Small Entity Compliance Guide.  (November 22, 2019)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List; Additions and Deletions

Document 1.  (November 22, 2019)

Document 2.  (November 22, 2019)

Department of Defense

Acquisition Innovation: Agency Profile Intake.  (November 22, 2019)

Procurement Process Model Library Application.  (November 21, 2019)

Deploying Contracting Opportunities in Beta.SAM; Retirement of FedBizOpps.  (November 21, 2019)

Small Business Administration

Correction to Small Business Size Standards: Adjustment of Monetary-Based Size Standards for Inflation.  (November 20, 2019)

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Government Accountability Office

MFL Consulting, B-417939,B-417939.2: Dec 3, 2019.  (December 5, 2019)

SHABA Contracting, B-417934: Dec 3, 2019.  (December 5, 2019)

VSE Corporation, B-417908, B-417908.2: Nov 27, 2019.  (December 5, 2019)

ARC Relocation, LLC, B-416035.2,B-416035.3: Nov 22, 2019.  (December 5, 2019)


Wifcon Blog

The Guy Lacks Initiative. Read.

Don Mansfield

Plain Language Writing Contest. Read.

Emptor Cautus

Acquisition Reform ― It’s Soylent Green!  Read.



Government Accountability Office

KSJ & Associates, Inc., B-417850: Nov 18, 2019.  (December 4, 2019)

Leupold Stevens, Inc., B-417796: Oct 30, 2019.  (December 3, 2019)

49er Pressure Wash and Water Service, Inc., B-417926, B-417926.2: Nov 27, 2019.  (December 2, 2019)

Court of Federal Claims

Ideogenics LLC v. U. S. and Compu-Link Corporation, No. 19-1559C, November 27, 2019.  (November 29, 2019)

Government Accountability Office

Zolon PCS, LLC, B-417930: Nov 18, 2019.  (November 27, 2019)

Flight Support, Inc., B-417637.2: Oct 3, 2019.  (November 27, 2019)

22nd Century Technologies, Inc.--Reconsideration,
B-416669.7: Nov 14, 2019
.  (November 27, 2019)

Court of Federal Claims

Arkham Technologies Ltd. v. U. S., No. 19-1060C, November 26, 2019.  (November 27, 2019)

Blue Origin Florida, LLC, B-417839: Nov 18, 2019.  (November 25, 2019)

Patriot First Professional Services, Inc., B-417965: Nov 21, 2019.  (November 25, 2019)

Ronald L. Glass, B-417855: Nov 21, 2019.  (November 25, 2019)

Gulf Civilization General Trading & Contracting Company--Reconsideration, B-416140.3: Nov 20, 2019.  (November 25, 2019)

A Squared Joint Venture v. U. S., No. 17-835C, November 21, 2019.  (November 22, 2019)

Government Accountability Office

Triad Logistics Services Corporation, B-417621.2: Nov 5, 2019.  (November 22, 2019)

Avalon Contracting, Inc., B-417845, B-417845.2: Nov 19, 2019.  (November 20, 2019)

Court of Federal Claims

Plaintiff Chromalloy San Diego Corporation v. U. S. and General Electric Company, No. 19-974C, November 19, 2019.  (November 19, 2019)


Court of Federal Claims

Constructora Guzman v. U. S., No. 19-498C, November 19, 2019.  (November 20, 2019)

Rocky Mountain Helium, LLC v. U. S., No. 15-336C, November 19, 2019.  (November 20, 2019)

More Legal

Contracting News

U. S. Senate

United States Navy Ship and Submarine Maintenance.  (December 5, 2019)

Department of Justice

Defense Contractor Agrees to Pay $45 Million to Resolve Criminal Obstruction Charges and Civil False Claims Act Allegations.  (December 5, 2019)

Department has intervened in a whistleblower suit against a Defense contractor.  (December 5, 2019)

Former Navy Contractor and its President Sentenced for Scheme Related to Transfer of U.S. Navy Submarine Rescue Technology.  (December 5, 2019)



The Legislation Page is updated for new bills.  (November 18, 2019)

Contracting News

Department of Energy

Assessment of Issues Management at the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant.  (November 29, 2019)

Department of Justice

Findings that an Employee of a Contractor for the Federal Bureau of Prisons Suffered Reprisal for Making a Protected Disclosure in Violation of Federal Law Protecting Contractor Whistleblowers.  (November 27, 2019)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement

Public Meetings on DFARS Cases Regarding Technical Data Rights.  (November 25, 2019)

The Rand Corporation

Baselining Defense Acquisition.  (November 21, 2019)

Department of Energy

Conduct of Operations Assessment at the West Valley Demonstration Project.  (November 20, 2019)

Department of Justice

Government Contractor Pays $110,000 To Resolve Allegations Of Improper Billing And Overbilling.  (November 19, 2019)

GAO Annual Bid Protest Statistics

FY 2019 statistics - 23rd Year of Fiscal Year Results.  (November 18, 2019)

Department of Justice

San Diego Contractor Pleads Guilty in $11 Million “Rent-A-Vet” Scheme.  (November 18, 2019)

Contracting Reviews, Audits, & Assessments

Department of Defense

Evaluation of Contracting Officer Actions on Defense Contract Audit Agency Reports that Disclaim an Opinion.  (December 3, 2019)

Government Accountability Office

Defense Procurement: Ongoing DOD Fraud Risk Assessment Efforts Should Include Contractor Ownership.  (November 26, 2019)

Defense Acquisitions: DOD's Use of Other Transactions for Prototype Projects Has Increased.  (November 25, 2019)

Department of Defense

Navy and Defense Logistics Agency Spare Parts for F/A‑18 E/F Super Hornets.  (November 22, 2019)

Government Accountability Office

Afghanistan Security Forces Fund: DOD Has Processes for Identifying Training Needs and Maintaining Visibility over Contracts.  (November 19, 2019)

Department of Energy

Bechtel National, Inc.’s Subcontract Audit Program.  (November 18, 2019)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA’s Management of Crew Transportation to the Intertional Space Station.  (November 15, 2019)

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