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Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2018-O0005:  Educational Service Agreements for Training in the Legal Profession.  (December 14, 2017)

Class Deviation 2018-O0006:  Evaluation Factors for Certain Multiple-Award Task- or Delivery-Order Contracts.  (December 14, 2017)

Class Deviation 2018-O0007:  Small Business Subcontract Reporting.  (December 14, 2017)

Department of State Acquisition Regulation

Guidance prescribing more stringent
safety requirements for certain overseas construction and services projects
(December 12, 2017)

Technical Amendment (December 12, 2017)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information collection

Presolicitation Notice and Response (December 11, 2017)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2018-O0004:  Nonelectronic Submission of Payment Requests for Packing, Crating, and Storage of Household Goods.  (December 7, 2017)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information collection

Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Procurements Under Services and Construction Contracts (December 4, 2017)

Past Performance Information (December 4, 2017)

Department of Labor

Information collection

Federal Contractor Veterans' Employment Report (December 4, 2017)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information collection

OMB Circular A-119.  (November 27, 2017)

Prohibition of Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor (November 24, 2017)

Department of the Treasury Acquisition Regulation

Tax Check Requirements (November 16, 2017)

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Comptroller General

Task Order Scope, jurisdiction, contract administration.  See Erickson Helicopters, Inc. B-415176.3, B-415176.5: Dec 11, 2017 (December 18, 2017)


NCMA Executive Director

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

Don Mansfield

New FAC Contains Wonderful Thanksgiving Surprise. Read.

Vern Edwards

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

Emptor Cautus

Acquisition Reform ― It’s Soylent Green!  Read.

Wifcon Blog

A Contracting Officer In The Midst Of A Maelstrom.  Read

Bob Antonio

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



Court of Federal Claims

Meaningful discussions.  See Precision Asset Management Corporation v. U. S. and Alpine-First Preston JV II LLC, No. 16-261C December 13, 2017 (December 14, 2017)

Comptroller General

Price analysis.  See AbacusSecure, LLC B-415175, B-415175.2, B-415175.3, B-415175.4: Dec 6, 2017 (December 13, 2017)

Exceeding page limit in solicitation.  ENSCO, Inc.; PAE National Security Solutions LLC B-414844, B-414844.2, B-414844.3: Oct 2, 2017 (December 12, 2017)

FAR subpart 8.4 procurement that requires a statement of work.  See Immersion Consulting, LLC B-415155,B-415155.2: Dec 4, 2017 (December 11, 2017)

Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act.  See Goodwill Industries of the Valleys; SourceAmerica B-415137: Nov 29, 2017 (December 7, 2017)

Past performance, termination for cause, affiliate.  See Language Select LLP, dba United Language Group B-415097, B-415097.2: Nov 14, 2017 (December 6, 2017)

Organizational conflict of interest.  See AdvanceMed Corporation B-415062, B-415062.2: Nov 17, 2017 (December 5, 2017)

Restrictive requirement.  See APRO International B-415149.2: Nov 29, 2017 (December 4, 2017)

Why was higher-rated quotation not worth a price premium?  See Protection Strategies, Inc. B-414648.2, B-414648.3: Nov 20, 2017 (December 4, 2017)

Acceptance into 8(a) program, adverse impact analysis.  See SKC, LLC B-415151: Nov 20, 2017 (December 4, 2017)

Incoherent Pleadings and Irrelevant Documents, Derogatory and Abusive Material, 2-year suspension, dismissal of pending protests.  See Latvian Connection LLC--Reconsideration B-415043.3: Nov 29, 2017 (December 1, 2017)

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Department of Justice

Pharmacy agrees to Pay $63.7 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations (December 18, 2017)


Department of Justice

I.T. Specialist Arrested for Allegedly Hacking into Servers of Company Where He Formerly Worked as Contractor (December 15, 2017)

Owner of Durable Medical Equipment Company Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Health Care Fraud (December 14, 2017)

Department of Energy

Notice of intent to investigate issued (December 11, 2017)

House of Representatives

Oversight of IT and Cybersecurity at the Department of Veterans Affairs (December 8, 2017)

United States Senate

Hearing on Department of Defense Acquisition Reform Efforts (December 8, 2017)

Department of Justice

North Carolina Defense Contractor Sentenced for $15 Million Fraud (December 4, 2017)

Government Contractor Convicted of Major Fraud against the United States (December 1, 2017)


Department of Defense

Army Oversight of Logistics Civil Augmentation Program Government-Furnished Property in Afghanistan (December 14, 2017)

Government Accountability Office

Global Positioning System: Better Planning and Coordination Needed to Improve Prospects for Fielding Modernized Capability (December 13, 2017)

Personnel Security Clearances: Additional Actions Needed to Ensure Quality, Address Timeliness, and Reduce Investigation Backlog (December 13, 2017)

Department of Defense

Joint Air-to-Ground Missile Program (Redacted) (December 11, 2017)

Government Accountability Office

Veterans Affairs Contracting: Improvements in Buying Medical and Surgical Supplies Could Yield Cost Savings and Efficiency (December 8, 2017)

Veterans Affairs Contracting: Improvements in Buying Medical and Surgical Supplies Could Yield Cost Savings and Efficiency Department of Energy

Enterprise Assessments Assessment of Work Planning and Control at the Savannah River Site Salt Waste Processing Facility.  (December 1, 2017)

Government Accountability Office

Defense Contracting: DOD's Use of Lowest Price Technically Acceptable Source Selection Procedures to Acquire Selected Services (December 1, 2017)

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