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Procurement List

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2016-D011:  Amendment to Mentor-Protege Program.

Technical Amendments (March 23, 2018)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2018-O0011:  Enhanced Postaward Debriefing Rights.  (March 23, 2018)


Contracting Rules & Tools

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Education Contracts under Johnson-O' Malley Act (March 21, 2018)

National Credit Union Administration

Suspension and Debarment Procedures (March 21, 2018)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Material and Workmanship (March 14, 2018)

Small Business Size Re-representation (March 14, 2018)

Department of Veterans Affairs

VAAR Case 2014-V002 -- Correction:  Revise and Streamline VA Acquisition Regulation To Adhere to Federal Acquisition Regulation Principles.  (March 13, 2018)

VAAR Case 2014-V002:  Revise and Streamline VA Acquisition Regulation To Adhere to Federal Acquisition Regulation Principles.  (March 12, 2018)

Department of Defense

Update to Payment Instructions Carried in Contracts (March 9, 2018)

Department of Education

Arbitration Panel Decisions under Randolph-Sheppard Act (March 8, 2018)

Agency for International Development

Government Property - USAID Reporting Requirements.  (March 7, 2018)

Department of Energy

Revision of DOE O 350.1, Contractor Human Resource Management Programs (March 7, 2018)

Office of Federal Procurement Policy

Proposed revision to Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A–131, "Value
(March 6, 2018)

Environmental Protection Agency

Proposed Approval of the Transuranic Waste Characterization Program at Idaho National Laboratory's Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (March 5, 2018)

Office of Federal Procurement Policy

Cost Accounting Standards:  Clarification of the Exemption from Cost Accounting Standards for Firm-Fixed-Price Contracts and Subcontracts Awarded Without Submission of Certified Cost or Pricing Data.  (February 28, 2018)

National Park Service

Notice of Continuation of Concession Contracts (February 28, 2018)

Extensions and Intents to Award Temporary Concession Contracts (February 28, 2018)

The White House

Implementation of the Modernizing Government Technology Act (February 28, 2018)

General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation

GSAR Case 2015-G512:  Unenforceable Commercial Supplier Agreement Terms.  (February 22, 2018)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Revising and Streamlining VA Acquisition Regulations to Adhere to Federal Acquisition Regulation Principles (February 21, 2018)

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Bid Protests

Comptroller General

Phase 1 of two-phase design-build, evaluation of price proposals.  See Intercontinental Construction Contracting, Inc. B-415040, B-415040.2, B-415041, B-415041.2: Nov 8, 2017 (March 23, 2018)


Don Mansfield

Acquisition Mentoring Program Survey. Read.

Wifcon Blog

Congress Passes Too Much Acquisition Legislation.  Read

NCMA Executive Director

“Cutting the Cord” in Contract Management—Faster than Expected. 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

Comptroller General

Interested party, offeror's name change, merger.  See Enterprise Services LLC B-415517, B-415517.2: Jan 18, 2018 (March 21, 2018)

Court of Federal Claims

Contract modification “materially departs” from the scope of the original procurement.  See Ian, Evan & Alexander Corporation v. U. S. and Xcelerate Solutions, No. 18-1C, March 19, 2018 (March 20, 2018)

Adverse Impact Analysis Under 13 C.F.R. § 124.504(c)(ii)(C).  See  SKC, LLC v. U. S., No. 17-1982C, March 14, 2018 (March 19, 2018)

Decision to Award a Fifth Sole-Source Bridge Contract.  See Global Dynamics, LLC v. United States and GiaCare and MedTrust JV, LLC and MedTrust LLC, No. 17-1875C March 14, 2018 (March 19, 2018)

Comptroller General

Cost realism analysis, upward revision of proposed cost.  See ORBIS Sibro, Inc. B-415714, B-415714.2: Feb 26, 2018 (March 16, 2018)

Task order, beyond the scope.  See Western Pilot Service; Aerial Timber Applicators, Inc.; Evergreen Flying Services, Inc.; G.B. Aerial Applications, Inc. B-415732, B-415732.2, B-415732.3, B-415732.4: Mar 6, 2018 (March 15, 2018)

Protester's response to agency report, protester abandoned protest.  See Yang Enterprises, Inc. B-415923: Mar 12, 2018.  (March 14, 2018)

Costs, corrective action.  See Innovative Technologies, Inc.--Costs B-415810.3: Mar 12, 2018.  (March 13, 2018)

Court of Federal Claims

Temporary Restraining Order.  See General Dynamic Mission Systems, Inc. v. U. S. and Unisys Corporation, No. 18-49, March 7, 2018 (March 9, 2018)

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Contracting News

Department of Justice

Defense Contractor And Civilian Employee At U.S. Military Base Admit Bribery Scheme Involving Government Contracts (March 21, 2018)

General Services Administration

GSA and OMB Finalize Joint Implementation Plan for Commercial e-Commerce Portal Program (March 21, 2018)

Department of Energy

FAR Class Deviation:  Increasing the micro-purchase threshold and the simplified acquisition threshold (March 20, 2018)

U. S. Senate

Senator Pushes the Department of Homeland Security to Hold Government Contractors Accountable for Waste, Fraud, and Abuse of Taxpayer Dollars (March 19, 2018)

Department of Justice

Fiber Manufacturer to Pay $66 Million for Alleged False Claims Related to Defective Bullet Proof Vests (March 16, 2018)

Former Executive Pleads Guilty To Role in $100 Million Foreign Bribery Scheme (March 16, 2018)

Defense Contract Management Agency

Agency offers new class to help provide enhanced indirect cost control support (March 16, 2018)

Department of Justice

Contractor agrees To Pay $2 Million Penalty To Resolve Foreign Bribery Case (March 15, 2018)

San Diego Company Pays Over $12 Million to Settle Allegations Regarding Eligibility for SBIR Contracts (March 12, 2018)

Defense Logistics Agency

New plan, ombudsman focus on strengthening industry engagement (March 12, 2018)

U. S. Senate

Hearing entitled:  Security Clearance Reform (March 8, 2018)

Department of Energy

Assessment of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Construction Quality (March 6, 2018)

Department of Justice

Former Defense Contractor Convicted of Unlawfully Retaining Classified Information (March 6, 2018)

Contracting Audits

Small Business Administration

Improvement Needed in the Accuracy of SBA Data Reported on USASpending.gov (March 21, 2018)

Department of Justice

Audit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Background Investigative Contract Services Online Transfer System Pursuant to the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 Fiscal Year 2017 (March 13, 2018)

Department of Homeland Security

Fiscal Year 2016 Audit of the DHS Bankcard Program Indicates Moderate Risk Remains (March 12, 2018)

Government Accountability Office

Federal Buildings: Agencies Focus on Space Utilization As They Reduce Office and Warehouse Space (March 9, 2018)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Audit of Interior Design and Furnishing Contract Mismanagement by Network Contracting Office 21 (March 7, 2018)

Department of Homeland Security

Inadequate FEMA Progress in Addressing Open Recommendations from our 2015 Report, "FEMA Faces Challenges in Managing Information Technology."  (March 2, 2018)

Department of Energy

Follow-up Assessment of Progress on Actions
Taken to Address Tank Vapor Concerns
at the Hanford Site
(March 2, 2018)

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