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Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List

Department of Labor

Department launches New and Small Business Assistance and the Compliance Assistance Toolkits (October 18, 2018)

U.S. Policy Framework on Civil Nuclear Cooperation with China (October 15, 2018)

The White House

Defense Production Act of 1950.

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information collection

Regulation Part 23 Requirements(October 11, 2018)

Delivery Schedules(October 11, 2018)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Small Business Innovation Research Program Notice of Funding Opportunity and Procurement Award Changes for Fiscal Year 2019 and Beyond (October 8, 2018)

Bonneville Power Administration

Bonneville Purchasing Instructions and Bonneville Financial Assistance Instructions (October 5, 2018)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2017-D019:  Performance-Based Payments and Progress Payments.  Withdrawal.  (October 4, 2018)

Civilian Agency Acquisition Council

CAAC Letter 2018-04:  Remove of requirement to make a best procurement approach determination to use an interagency acquisition.  (October 4, 2018)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2018-O0021:  Commercial Item Omnibus Clause for Acquisitions Using the Standard Procurement System.  (October 2, 2018)

Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation

Describing Agency Needs; Contract Financing.  (October 1, 2018)

Department of Defense

Government-wide Commercial Purchase Card Guidance Related to Class Deviation 2018-O0018 dated August 31, 2018 (October 1, 2018)

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Bid Protests

Government Accountability Office

Brand name or equal, illustrations, text.  See Government Scientific Source, Inc. B-416777: Oct 18, 2018 (October 22, 2018)


Don Mansfield

Are Small Business Concerns; Nontraditional Contractors? Read.

Wifcon Blog

Congress Passes Too Much Acquisition Legislation.  Read.

Emptor Cautus

Acquisition Reform ― It’s Soylent Green!  Read.

Bob Antonio

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


Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Javits-WagnerO’Day Act vs. Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006, priority, rule-of-two.  See PDS Consultants, Inc. v. United States, Winston-Salem Industries For The Blind, Nos. 2017-2379, 2017-2512, October 17, 2018 (October 18, 2018)

Government Accountability Office

Fair opportunity, lack of advance planning.  See Technica Corporation B-416542, B-416542.2: Oct 5, 2018 (October 17, 2018)

Sole source justification, simplified procedures for certain commercial items.  See iMed Biomedical, Inc. B-416195: Jul 3, 2018 (October 16, 2018)

Protest before debriefing was complete.  See Celeris Systems, Inc B-416890: Oct 11, 2018 (October 15, 2018)

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Appeal of permanent injunction, discussions, clarification.  See Dell Federal Systems, L.P., Blue Tech Inc., Red River Computer Company, Inc., et al., Nos. 17-2516, 17-2535, 17-2554,  October 5, 2018 (October 8, 2018)

Court of Federal Claims

Modification of contracts, justification, rule-of-two.  See Electra-Med, et al., v. U. S. and American Medical Depot, et al., No. 18-927C, October 3, 2018.  (October 5, 2018)

Government Accountability Office

Submission of quote by e-mail, late proposal, size limit on receipt of e-mails.  See VS Aviation Services, LLC B-416538: Oct 3, 2018 (October 5, 2018)

Latent ambiguity.  See Millennium Corporation, Inc. B-416485.2: Oct 1, 2018 (October 4, 2018)

Bid bond, reprocurement costs.  See  G2G, LLC B-416502: Sep 27, 2018 (October 1, 2018)

Interested party, Joint Venture.  See Yona-Brixtel, LLC B-416649, B-416649.2: Sep 12, 2018 (October 1, 2018)

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Contracting News

Department of Justice

Former U.S. Navy Commander Sentenced to Prison for Bribery Conspiracy with Foreign Defense Contractor in Massive U.S. Navy Corruption and Fraud Case(October 22, 2018)

Two Foreign Nationals Charged With Diverting USAID-Funded Anti-Malarial Medication On The Black Market (October 22, 2018)

Defense Contract Management Agency

My DCMA: Cybersecurity (October 22, 2018)

Contracting Audits

Department of Energy

Work Planning and Control Program at the West Valley Demonstration Project(October 22, 2018)


Contracting News

Department of Energy

Enforcement Letter issued regarding an incident in which an employee was overexposed to toluene (October 18, 2018)

Department of Justice

Contractor Agrees to Pay $3.5 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations (October 16, 2018)

Four Men and Seven Companies Indicted for Billion-Dollar Telemedicine Fraud Conspiracy (October 16, 2018)

Longtime Director of Security for Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Admits Lying to FBI About Disclosing Information to Reporter (October 16, 2018)

Contracting Industry

Harris Corporation and L3 Technologies to Combine in Merger of Equals (October 15, 2018)

U. S. Senate

Hearing:  The Future of the Fleets: Coast Guard and NOAA Ship Recapitalization (October 12, 2018)

The RAND Corporation

Naval Operational Supply System: Analysis of Alternatives (October 12, 2018)

Department of Justice

Chinese Intelligence Officer Charged with Economic Espionage Involving Theft of Trade Secrets from Leading U.S. Aviation Companies (October 11, 2018)

Defense Contractor Agrees To Pay United States Up To $7.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Investigation (October 10, 2018)

Defense Contract Management Agency

Keystone managers dig deep, empower with effective career development options (October 8, 2018)

Department of Justice

Two Intelligence Officials And A Business Owner Indicted For Bid Rigging (October 8, 2018)

Settlement with Contractor and Its Surety for Submitting False Claims For Demolition Work under the U.S. Treasury’s Blight Elimination Program (October 8, 2018)

The RAND Corporation

An Approach to Life-Cycle Management of Shipboard Equipment.  (October 2, 2018)

Department of Labor

Department Investigation Results in Ammunition Manufacturer Paying $678,296 in Back Wages and Benefits (October 2, 2018)

Federal Contractor Pays $25,170 in Wages and Benefits Owed After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation (October 1, 2018)

Contracting Audits

Department of Energy

Assessment of the Emergency Management Program at the Savannah River Site (October 18, 2018)

Government Accountability Office

Some Improvements Reported in Afghan Forces' Capabilities, but Actions Needed to Enhance DOD Oversight of U.S.-Purchased Equipment.  (October 16, 2018)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA’s Management of the Space Launch System Stages Contract (October 11, 2018)

Government Accountability Office

Weapon Systems Cybersecurity: DOD Just Beginning to Grapple with Scale of Vulnerabilities (October 10, 2018)

Department of the Treasury

Termination of Audit - Bureau of Engraving and Printing Enterprise Program (October 8, 2018)

Department of Energy

Assessment of Conduct of Operations Program Implementation for Underground Operations at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (October 8, 2018)

Department of State

Audit of the Department of State’s Administration of its Aviation Program (October 1, 2018)

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