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Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2013-D025:  Clauses with Alternates-Taxes.  (September 30, 2014)

DFARS Case 2014-D018:  Contract Period for Task and Delivery Order Contracts; Deletion of Congressional Reporting Requirement.  (September 30, 2014)

DFARS Case 2013-D016:  Limitation on Use of Cost-reimbursement Line Items.  (September 30, 2014)

DFARS Case 2013-D029:  Payment in Local Currency (Afghanistan).  (September 30, 2014)

DFARS Case 2013-D013:  Storage, Treatment, and Disposal of Toxic or Hazardous Materials-Statutory Update.  (September 30, 2014)

Bureau of Land Management

Competitive Processes, Terms, and Conditions: Leasing Public Lands for Solar and Wind Energy Development.  (September 30, 2014)

National Park Service

Amending Concession Contracts.  (September 29, 2014)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

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Veterans Employment and Training Service

Annual Report from Federal Contractors.  (September 25, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Department of Defense Contingency Business Environment Guidebook.  (pdf)  (September 25, 2014)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Supplement Regulatory Review No. 2.  (September 24, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Collection

OMB Circular A-119 Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities.  (September 23, 2014)

Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor.  (September 23, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Government Furnished Property Clause Compliance.  (pdf)  (September 22, 2014)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

Technical Amendments.  (September 19, 2014)

DFARS Case 2014-D022:  Domestic Source Restrictions on Certain Naval Vessel Components.  (September 19, 2014)

DFARS Case 2014-D019:  Multiyear Contracts-Statutory References and Cancellation Ceiling Threshold.  (September 19, 2014)

Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation

Access to and Ownership of Records.  (September 19, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Class Deviation 2014-O0020:  Prohibition on Contracting with the Enemy.  (pdf)  (September 18, 2014)

Publication of July 2014 Contract Data and Contract Reporting Scorecards.  (pdf)  (September 18, 2014)

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

Government Contractors:  Prohibitions Against Pay Secrecy Policies and Actions.  (September 17, 2014)

Office of Federal Procurement Policy and Department Of Defense

Report on Alternative Measures of Allowable Reimbursement:  Compensation of Contractor Employees.  (September 16, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2014-010:  Enhancements to Past Performance Evaluation Systems.  (September 15, 2014)

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Comptroller General

Jurisdiction, IDIQ contracts, task orders, protests in excess of $10 million.  See Goldbelt Glacier Health Services, LLC, B-410378, B-410378.2: Sep 25, 2014(September 30, 2014)

Court of Federal Claims

Jurisdiction, IDIQ contracts, task orders, protests in excess of $10 million, fair opportunity.  See Trident Technologies, LLC v. U. S., No. 14-531C, September 22, 2014 (September 30, 2014)


Vern Edwards

The Definitions Contest: The Winner. Read.

NCMA Executive Director

The Complications of Cost and Pricing. 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

Rights in Data, restrictive provisions.  See Gallup, Inc., B-410126: Sep 25, 2014 (September 29, 2014)

Cancellation of a request for quotations.  See WKF Friedman Enterprises, B-409892.2: Sep 25, 2014 (September 29, 2014)

Limitation on Subcontracting.  See Promotions Plus, Inc., B-409318: Mar 10, 2014.  (September 26, 2014)

Past performance, evaluation.  See APT Research, Inc., B-409780: Aug 8, 2014.  (September 23, 2014)

Unequal treatment, evaluators' scoring.  See Electrosoft Services, Inc., B-409065, B-409065.2, B-409065.3: Jan 27, 2014.  (September 23, 2014)

Court of Federal Claims

Nonmanufacturer Rule, NAICS code, supplies or services, 13 C.F.R. § 121.406, contrary to statute, Chevron deference, Brand X Internet.  See Rotech Healthcare Inc. v. U. S., No. 14-502C,  September 19, 2014 (September 22, 2014)

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Department Of Energy

Nuclear Safety Enforcement Letter issued.  (October 1, 2014)



The legislation page is updated.  (September 22, 2014)


Department of Justice

Former Top GSA Official Indicted For Fraud.  (September 29, 2014)

Department Of Defense

2014 Acquisition and Contracting Legends Award.  (pdf)  (September 25, 2014)

2014 Acquisition and Contracting Legends Award- Additions to Legends Gallery.  (pdf)  (September 25, 2014)

Department of Justice

Former postal manager sentenced to nearly four years in prison for taking bribes.  (September 23, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Interim version of Better Buying Power 3.0. Press Release. (September 22, 2014)

Senate Armed Services Committee

Investigation finds Chinese intrusions into key defense contractors.  (September 18, 2014)

Department of Justice

Former Owner of Defense Contracting Companies Charged with Mail Fraud and Violating Arms Export Control Act.  (September 16, 2014)


Department Of Defense

Army Needs to Improve the Reliability of the Spare Parts Forecasts It Submits to the Defense Logistics Agency.  (September 30, 2014)

General Services Administration

Improving the Telecommunications Order and Invoice Processing Could Benefit Customers of the Federal Acquisition Service’s Network Services Division.  (September 30, 2014)

Opportunities Exist to Strengthen the Federal Acquisition Service’s Contracting Officer’s Representative Workforce.  (September 30, 2014)

GSA Office of Inspector General Fiscal Year 2013 Risk Assessment of GSA's Charge Card Program.  (September 30, 2014)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Conduct Prejudicial to the Government and Interference of a VA Official for the Financial Benefit of a Contractor.  (September 29, 2014)

Department Of Labor

Job Corps Contractor and DOL Procurement Practices Need Improvement.  (pdf)  (September 26 2014)

Government Accountability Office

Littoral Combat Ship:  Navy Complied with Regulations in Accepting Two Lead Ships, but Quality Problems Persisted after Delivery.  (September 26 2014)

Small Business Administration

Evaluation of Select 8(a) Business Development and HUBZone Contract Awards.  (September 25, 2014)

Department Of Energy

Follow-Up on the Management of the Plutonium Finishing Plant Project.  (September 24, 2014)

General Services Administration

Implementation Review of Corrective Action Plan: Audit of the Public Buildings Service's Compliance with Fee Limitations for Architect/Engineering Contracts.  (pdf)  (September 24, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Assurance Policy Evaluation – Spacecraft and Strategic Systems.  (September 18, 2014)

Inappropriate Obligations for the T700 Technical, Engineering, and Logistical Services and Supplies Contract.  (September 18, 2014)

Government Accountability Office

8(a) Subcontracting Limitations:  Continued Noncompliance with Monitoring Requirements Signals Need for Regulatory Change.  (September 17, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Complaint Regarding the Use of Audit Results on a $1 Billion Missile Defense Agency Contract.  (September 16, 2014)

Ontic Engineering and Manufacturing Overcharged the Defense Logistics Agency for Sole-Source Spare Parts.  (September 16, 2014)

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