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Department of Defense

DFARS Case 2018-D022:  Covered Defense Telecommunications Equipment or Services.  (January 15, 2021)

DFARS Case 2020-D005:  Property Loss Reporting in the Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment.  (January 15, 2021)

DFARS Case 2018-D044:  Repeal of DFARS Clause “Tariff Information.”  (January 15, 2021)

Technical Amendment (January 15, 2021)

Technical Amendments (January 15, 2021)

DFARS Case 2020-D030:  Improved Energy Security for Main Operating Bases in Europe.  (January 15, 2021)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

  • Request for information

Place of Performance (January 15, 2021)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List; Additions and Deletions


Earlier

Rules and Tools

Federal Acquisition Circular 2021-03

Introduction (January 14, 2021)

FAR Case:  2017-018, Violations of Arms Control Treaties or Agreements with the United States.  (January 14, 2021)

FAR Case:  2018-016 Lowest Price Technically  Acceptable Source Selection Process.  (January 14, 2021)

FAR Case:  2017-003, Individual Sureties.  (January 14, 2021)

Technical Amendments (January 14, 2021)

Small Entity Compliance Guide (January 14, 2021)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

  • Request for information

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Part 239, Acquisition of Information Technology (January 13, 2021)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2021-O0001:  Revision 1 - Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping(January 13, 2021)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

  • Request for information

Alternatives to Government-Unique Standards.  (January 11, 2021)

Certified Cost or Pricing Data and Data Other Than Certified Cost or Pricing Data.  (January 11, 2021)

Department of Labor

Department Issues Two Wage and Hour Opinion Letters.  (January 11, 2021)

Office of Management and Budget

Increasing Attention on Federal Contract Type Decisions.  (January 11, 2021)

Department of Defense

Operational Contract Support (OCS) Outside the United States.  (January 7, 2021)

Department of Labor

Independent Contractor Status under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  (January 7, 2021)

Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation

Corrections to Leave and Holidays for U.S. Personal Services Contractors, including Family and Medical Leave.  (January 6, 2021)

Department of Energy

Prohibition Order Securing Critical Defense Facilities.  (January 6, 2021)

White House

Executive Order Addressing the Threat Posed By Applications and Other Software Developed or Controlled By Chinese Companies.  (January 6, 2021)

Department of Energy

Guidance for continuing to use DOE’s Clauses developed to implement Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (Pub. L. No. 116-136).  (December 31, 2020)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

  • Request for information

Architect-Engineer Qualifications.  (December 29, 2020)

Department of Veterans Affairs

VA Acquisition Regulation:  Foreign Acquisition.  (December 28, 2020)

Department of Defense

Call for Nominations – AbilityOne Representative Program.  (December 28, 2020)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2021-O0002:  Verification of Eligibility for the Women-Owned Small Business Program.  (December 22, 2020)

Office of Management and Budget

2021 Discount Rates for 0MB Circular No. A-94.  (December 22, 2020)

Department of Energy

Class Deviation for DEAR 952.204-73 Facility Clearance.  (December 21, 2020)

Department of Justice

Equal Participation of Faith-Based Organizations in the Federal Agencies' Programs and Activities.  (December 17, 2020)

Office of Personnel Management

Reduction in Force.  (December 17, 2020)

Agency for International Development

Procurement of Certain Essential Medical Supplies To Address the COVID-19 Pandemic; Correction.  (December 16, 2020)

Department of Energy

Guidance for continuing to use DOE’s Clauses developed to implement Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (Pub. L. No. 116-136).  (December 15, 2020)

Department of Transportation

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program; Inflationary Adjustment.  (December 14, 2020)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

  • Request for information

Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Using Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment.  (December 11, 2020)

Department of Defense

Product Service Code to Object Class Code Crosswalk, Version 2.2.  (December 10, 2020)

Reporting of Department of Defense Use of Other Transactions for Prototype Projects.  (December 10, 2020)

Governmentwide Commercial Purchase Card Guidance Related to Recording Transactions involving National Interest Action Codes and Emergency Acquisition Authorities (GPC 2021-1).  (December 10, 2020)

The 2020 Pricing and Contracting Legends Award – Call for Nominations.  (December 10, 2020)

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Protests

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Veteran Shredding, LLC v. U. S., 2020-1336, January 13, 2021 (January 14, 2021)

Government Accountability Office

OneSource PCS, LLC, B-419222: Jan 6, 2021 (January 14, 2021)

Kaiyuh Services, LLC, B-419293, B-419293.2: Jan 4, 2021 (January 14, 2021)

Cognosante MVH, LLC, B-418986,B-418986.2,B-418986.3: Nov 13, 2020.  (January 14, 2021)



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Protests

Government Accountability Office

High Noon Unlimited Inc., B-419268: Jan 12, 2021 (January 13, 2021)

Richen Management, LLC, B-419253: Jan 12, 2021 (January 13, 2021)

Ahtna-RDI JV, Inc., B-418012.6,B-418012.7: Jan 5, 2021 (January 13, 2021)

Picturae Inc., B-419233: Dec 30, 2020 (January 13, 2021)

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Veterans4You LLC v. U. S.l 2020-1175, January 11, 2021.  (January 12, 2021)

Land Shark Shredding, LLC. v. U. S., 2020-1230, January 11, 2021.  (January 12, 2021)

Land Shark Shredding, LLC. v. U. S., 2020-1231, January 11, 2021.  (January 12, 2021)

Court of Federal Claims

Brighton Cromwell, LLC v. U. S., No. 20-1565C, January 7, 2021.  (January 8, 2021)

Mitchco International, Inc. v U. S. and  Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and Southern Foodservice Management, Inc., No. 20-879C, December 30, 2020.  (December 31, 2020)

HWI Gear, Inc. v U. S. and  Mechanix Wear, LLC, No. 20-930, December 29, 2020.  (December 30, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

Consorzio WMC, B-419205.2: Dec 28, 2020.  (January 11, 2021)

LinTech Global, Inc., B-419107: Dec 10, 2020.  (January 11, 2021)

Wolff & Mueller Government Services GmbH & Co. KG, B-419181, B-419181.2: Dec 28, 2020.  (January 8, 2021)

DevTech Systems, Inc., B-418273.3, B-418273.4: Dec 22, 2020.  (January 8, 2021)

World Wide Technology, Inc., B-417909.2, B-417909.3: Dec 14, 2020.  (January 5, 2021)

Trailboss Enterprises, Inc., B-419209: Dec 23, 2020  (December 31, 2020)

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., B-419210,B-419210.2: Dec 22, 2020. (December 30, 2020)

Quanterion Solutions, Inc., B-419438: Dec 28, 2020.  (December 30, 2020)

ITility, LLC, B-419167: Dec 23, 2020.  (December 30, 2020)

Innovative Quality Solutions, LLC, B-419009.2: Dec 17, 2020.  (December 29, 2020)

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Red Cedar Harmonia, LLC v. U. S. and NextGen Federal Systems, LLC, NextGen Federal Systems, LLC, 2019-2449, December 18, 2020.  (December 21, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

Hoover Properties, B-418844, B-418844.2: Sep 28, 2020.  (December 24, 2020)

Rocky Mountain Mobile Medical, B-418788.2, B-418788.3, B-418788.4: Dec 23, 2020.  (December 24, 2020)

Ripple Effect Communications, Inc., B-418660.2: Dec 14, 2020.  (December 24, 2020)

TriStar Aerospace LLC, B-419093: Dec 11, 2020.  (December 24, 2020)

W-T, Joint Venture, B-417905.2: Dec 7, 2020.  (December 24, 2020)

Raytheon Company, B-419393.5, B-419393.6: Dec 22, 2020.  (December 23, 2020)

Tower Engineering Professional, LLC, B-419158: Dec 22, 2020.  (December 23, 2020)

Gartner, Inc., B-419190, B-419190.2: Dec 14, 2020.  (December 23, 2020)

Hanford Tank Closure Company, LLC -- Costs, B-418778.9: Nov 16, 2020.  (December 23, 2020)

Janus Global Operations, LLC, B-418980, B-418980.2, B-418980.3: Nov 10, 2020.  (December 23, 2020)

Coast to Coast Computer Products, Inc., B-419116, B-419116.2: Dec 18, 2020.  (December 22, 2020)

Deloitte Consulting, LLP, B-418485.2: Oct 26, 2020.  (December 22, 2020)

Strategic Resources, Inc., B-419151: Dec 11, 2020.  (December 21, 2020)

SMS Data Products Group, Inc., B-418925.2, B-418925.3, B-418925.4: Nov 25, 2020.  (December 21, 2020)

Master Pavement Line Corporation, B-419111: Dec 16, 2020.  (December 18, 2020)

<Britz & Company, B-419163: Dec 17, 2020.  (December 18, 2020)

Practical Solutions, Inc., B-419152: Dec 17, 2020.  (December 18, 2020)

Syneren Technologies Corporation, B-418541.2, B-418541.3: Sep 25, 2020.  (December 18, 2020)

One Community Auto, LLC, B-419311: Dec 16, 2020.  (December 17, 2020)

Pasha Hawaii Holdings LLC, B-419020, B-419020.2, B-419020.3: Nov 25, 2020.  (December 16, 2020)

CareandWear II, LLC, B-419140,B-419140.2: Dec 10, 2020.  (December 14, 2020)

INTELiTEAMS, Inc., B-418123.4: Dec 9, 2020.  (December 11, 2020)

The Severson Group, LLC, B-418673.5: Dec 4, 2020.  (December 11, 2020)

Red One Medical Devices, LLC, B-419030, B-419030.3:  Nov 16, 2020.  (December 11, 2020)

AES UXO, LLC, B-419150: Dec 7, 2020.  (December 9, 2020)

UpSlope Advisors, Inc., B-419036, B-419036.2: Nov 25, 2020.  (December 9, 2020)

U.S. Information Technologies Corporation, B-419265: Nov 17, 2020.  (December 9, 2020)


Disputes

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

MAC Electric Inc, ASBCA No. 62503, December 18, 2020.  (January 12, 2021)

Asahi General Trading & Cont. Co. W.L.L., ASBCA No. 62445, December 18, 2020.  (January 12, 2021)

Vox Optima, LLC, ASBCA No. 62644, December 15, 2020.  (January 12, 2021)

Civilian Board of Contract Appeals

CSI Aviation, Inc., CBCA 6292, 6385, 6386, 6487, 6543, 6581, 6582, 6801, January 4, 2021.  (January 12, 2021)

Boeing Company, CBCA 6359, December 7, 2020.  (January 12, 2021)

Court of Federal Claims

Bannum, Inc. v. U. S., No. 19-506C, January 8, 2021.  (January 11, 2021)

Progress for Bakersfield Veterans, LLC. v. U. S. and SASD Development Group, LLC, No. 20-1050C, December 22, 2020.  (January 11, 2021)

Zafer Construction Company v. U. S., No. 19-673C, December 30, 2020.  (December 31, 2020)

Marine Industrial Construction, LLC v. U. S., No. 15-1189,No. 15-1189, December 29, 2020. (December 30, 2020)

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

Harry Pepper and Associates, Inc., ASBCA Nos. 62038, 62039, 62040, 62041, 62042, December 10, 2020.   (December 29, 2020)

Phoenix Hawk Construction Company, ASBCA No. 60987, December 10, 2020(December 29, 2020)

Court of Federal Claims

Johnson Lasky Kindelin Architects, Inc. v. U. S., No. 19-1419C, December 23, 2020.  (December 28, 2020)

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Boeing Company v U. S., 2019-2147, December 21, 2020.  (December 22, 2020)

McLeod Group, LLC v. U. S, 2020-1389, December 17, 2020.  (December 18, 2020)

BGT Holdings LLC v. U. S., 2020-1084, December 23, 2020.  (December 24, 2020)

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

GSC Construction, Inc., ASBCA Nos. 59402, 59601, November 24, 2020.  (December 17, 2020)

Kostas Greek Food - Zorbas, ASBCA No. 62213, November 23, 2020.  (December 17, 2020)

Civilian Board of Contract Appeals

Eagle Peak Rock & Paving, Inc., CBCA 5692, December 7, 2020.  (December 17, 2020)

Court of Federal Claims

Hydraulics International, Inc. v. U. S., Nos. 19-105C; 20-598C, December 15, 2020.  (December 16, 2020)

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Contracting News

Department of Defense

FY20 Industrial Capabilities Report (January 15, 2021)

Small Business Administration

SBA Announces Recipients of Tibbetts Awards for Demonstrating Significant Economic and Social Impact from R&D Funding (January 15, 2021)

Contracting Reviews, Audits, & Assessments

Government Accountability Office

Columbia Class Submarine: Delivery Hinges on Timely and Quality Materials from an Atrophied Supplier Base (January 15, 2021)

Department of Defense: Actions Needed to Improve Accounting of Intradepartmental Transactions (January 15, 2021)

Prescription Drugs: Department of Veterans Affairs Paid About Half as Much as Medicare Part D for Selected Drugs in 2017 (January 15, 2021)


Earlier

Contracting News

Department of Defense

Defense Spending by State:  Fiscal Year 2019 (January 14, 2021)

Department of Energy

Preliminary Notice of Violation for violations of nuclear safety requirements associated with radiation protection(January 14, 2021)

Department of Justice

Contractor to Pay $25 Million to Settle False Claims Act Case Alleging Knowing Overcharges on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Contracts (January 13, 2021)

Department of Defense

Department of Defense Implements Section 901 of the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act.  (January 12, 2021)

Re-establishment of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Oversight and the Director of Administration and Management.  (January 12, 2021)

Disestablishment of the Chief Management Officer of the DoD and Realignment of Functions and Responsibilities.  (January 12, 2021)

Department of Labor

Contractor Agrees to Pay $700,000 to Resolve Alleged Hiring Discrimination.  (January 12, 2021)

Department Recovers $141,047 in Back Wages For Louisiana-Based Employees of Security Contractor.  (January 12, 2021)

Department of Justice

Connecticut Electrical Contractor Agrees to Pay $3.2 Million to Resolve Criminal and Civil Investigation.  (January 11, 2021)

The MITRE Corporation

Trusting Our Supply Chains: A Comprehensive Data-Driven Approach.  (January 8, 2021)

Twentieth Annual Analysis of the National Defense Authorization Act. This one is theWilliam M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.  (January 5, 2021)

Small Business Administration

SBA Launches Largest Expansion of Women’s Business Centers in 30 Years.  (January 5, 2021)

Postal Service

Active Smishing Campaign Masquerading as the U.S. Postal Service.  (December 28, 2020)

Department of Justice

Former NGO Procurement Official Pleads Guilty to Bribery.  (December 28, 2020)

Department of Labor

Department Enters Agreement with Contractor  to Resolve Alleged Pay Discrimination Against Female Employees in Richland, Washington.  (December 23, 2020)

Department of Energy

Notice of Intent to Investigate is Issued in Regard to Contractor's Worker Safety and Health Program.  (December 23, 2020)

Department of Labor

Louisiana Electrical Contractor Pays $22,501 in Back Wages After Department Finds Failure to Pay Fringe Benefits.  (December 22, 2020)

Department of Justice

Defense Contractor Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges for Illegally Selling Chinese-Made Body Armor and Related Goods to Federal Agencies.  (December 21, 2020)

International Trio Indicted in Austin for Illegal Exports to Russia.  (December 21, 2020)

Naval Postgraduate School

The Crow's Nest.  (December 21, 2020)

National Commission on Military Aviation Safety

224 Lives, $11.6 billion, 186 aircraft.  (December 18, 2020

The Rand Corporation

Bad Idea: Overly Focusing on Development and Acquisition Speed.  (December 18, 2020)

Department of Justice

Contractor will pay $11 million to resolve criminal and civil investigations relating to eight energy savings performance contracts.  (December 18, 2020)

Kansas Man Pleads Guilty In Government Contract Fraud Scheme.  (December 18, 2020)

Department of Labor

Indianapolis Contractor Agrees to Pay $600,000 To Resolve Discrimination Alleged by U.S. Department of Labor.  (December 18, 2020)

Department of Defense

Audit of Department of Defense Implementation of Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.  (December 15, 2020)

Department of Justice

Medical Equipment Company Handicare USA, LLC, Agrees to Pay $800,000 to Resolve False Claims Act Action.  (December 17, 2020)

Louisiana Company Sentenced For Role in Conspiracy to Defraud the Government and Violate the Procurement Integrity Act.  (December 17, 2020)

Defense contractors charged and sentenced for Turkey-based defense contracting fraud scheme.  (December 14, 2020)

The Rand Corporation

The U.S. Coast Guard Is Building an Icebreaker Fleet:  What Comes Next? Issues and Challenges.  (December 10, 2020)

Center for Strategic & International Studies

Department of Defense Other Transaction Authority Trends: A New R&D Funding Paradigm?  (December 10, 2020)

Department of Justice

Civil Rights Division Opens Investigation into Potential Discrimination in Public Contracting.  (December 10, 2020)

Two Bay Area Residents Charged In Nationwide Scheme To Engineer Fraudulent Credit And Debit Card Refunds.  (December 8, 2020)

Coast Guard

RDC concludes Low Cost Maritime Domain Awareness Pilot Study.  (December 8, 2020)


Contracting Reviews, Audits, & Assessments

Government Accountability Office

Department of Energy Contracting:  Improvements Needed to Ensure DOE Assesses Its Full Range of Contracting Fraud Risks (January 14, 2021)

Department of Energy

Preliminary Documented Safety Analysis Assessment at the Hanford Site Capsule Storage Area.  (January 11, 2021)

Postal Service

Contract Delivery Service Contract Renewal Compliance.  (January 8, 2021)

Postal Service

Accenture Information Technology Contracts.  (December 31, 2020)

Defense Logistics Agency

Evaluation of Defense Logistics Agency Contracts for Ventilators in Response to the Coronavirus Disease-2019 Outbreak.  (December 30, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

Information Technology: DOD Software Development Approaches and Cybersecurity Practices May Impact Cost and Schedule.  (December 24, 2020)

Department of Energy

Lessons Learned from Assessments of Emergency Management Programs at U.S. Department of Energy Sites.  (December 22, 2020)

Management at the Nevada National Security Site.  (December 22, 2020)

Department of Health and Human Services

The Office of Refugee Resettlement Did Not Award and Manage the Homestead Influx Care Facility Contracts in Accordance With Federal Requirements.  (December 22, 2020)

Department of Defense

Follow-up Audit on Corrective Actions Taken by the Army to Implement Prior Recommendations Addressing the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.  (December 16, 2020)

Government Accountability Office

Information Technology: Federal Agencies Need to Take Urgent Action to Manage Supply Chain Risks.  (December 16, 2020)

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Internal Controls Must Be Strengthened to Promote Procurement Integrity.  (December 10, 2020)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled (AbilityOne Program)

Persistent Deficiencies and Mismanagement of Agency Programs Hamper AbilityOne’s Future.  (December 9, 2020)

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