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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Disposition of HUD-Acquired Single Family Properties; Updating HUD's Single Family Property Disposition Regulations.  (October 2, 2015)

General Services Administration

Transportation Payment and Audit.  (October 1, 2015)

Department of Energy

Revision to Acquisition Guide Chapter 1.4 - Source Evaluation Board (SEB) Secretariat and Knowledge Manager.  (October 1, 2015)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation


DFARS Case 2015-D029:  Contract Debts-Conform to FAR Section Designations.  (September 30, 2015)

DFARS Case 2012-D056:  Electronic Copies of Contractual Documents.  (September 30, 2015)

Proposed Rules

DFARS Case 2015-D017:  Clauses with Alternates -- Small Business Programs.  (September 30, 2015)

DFARS Case 2014-D026:  Warranty Tracking of Serialized Items.  (September 30, 2015)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2015-O0017 - Earned Value Management System Threshold.  (pdf)  (September 30, 2015)

FY 16 Procurement Management Review Schedule Change and Call for Volunteers.  (September 30, 2015)

Department of Defense

DoD Memorandum on Small Business Set-asides under the Simplified Acquistion Threshold. (pdf) (September 28, 2015)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Authorized Negotiators.  (September 28, 2015)

Corporate Aircraft Costs.  (September 28, 2015)

Integrity of Unit Prices.  (September 28, 2015)

North Carolina Sales Tax Certification.  (September 28, 2015)

Employee Compensation Plan.  (September 28, 2015)

Radioactive Materials.  (September 28, 2015)

Federal Management Regulation

FMR Case 2014-102-2:  Transportation Management; Transportation Reporting.  (September 22, 2015)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

Final Rules

Technical Amendments . (September 21, 2015)

Code of Federal Regulation Corrections

Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses. (September 21, 2015)

Acquisition of Information Technology. (September 21, 2015)

Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses. (September 21, 2015)


Waiver for Certain Defense Items Produced in the United Kingdom . (September 21, 2015)

Proposed Rule

DFARS Case 2014-D005: Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts-Further Implementation. (September 21, 2015)

Office of Government Ethics

Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Restrictions; Revision of Departmental Component Designations. (September 21, 2015)

Department of Defense

CFR Corrections

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Establishing a Single Small Business Size Standard for Commercial Fishing Businesses.  (September 18, 2015)

Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor

Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors; Rate Change in Effect as of January 1, 2016.  (September 16, 2015)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2015-O0016:  Prohibition on Providing Funds to the Enemy and Authorization of Additional Access to Records.  (pdf)  (September 16, 2015)

Automated Contract Closeout Capability.  (pdf)  (September 16, 2015)

Department of Energy

Policy Flash 2015-38:  Revision to AL 2015-06/FAL 2015-04 - STRIPES Mandatory Use Policy.  (September 16, 2015)

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Court of Federal Claims

Agency did not follow GAO’s recommendation.  See Caddell Construction Company v. U. S. and Pernix Group, Inc., No. 15-645C, October 2, 2015 (October 5, 2015)

Comptroller General

Price realism.  See Argus International Risk Services, LLC B-411682, B-411682.2: Sep 25, 2015.  (October 5, 2015)

Patent ambiguity.  See FFLPro, LLC B-411427.2: Sep 22, 2015(October 5, 2015)


Don Mansfield

FAR 52.212-1 Tailored for SAP (Final Version). Read.

Wifcon Blog

Could Lucy Ellen Find Happiness at DPSC? Read

Vern Edwards

Part III - The Trainees Discuss Decision Analysis With Mr. Ewing. Read.

NCMA Executive Director

Surviving and Thriving in a Changing Government Contract Environment. Read

Emptor Cautus

Misunderstanding the Missing Words. Read.

 Professor Ralph Nash

The Government's Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing. Read.

Bob Antonio

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



Comptroller General

Agency use of pre-1997 competitive range determination rules.  See Straughan Environmental, Inc. B-411650, B-411650.2, B-411650.3: Sep 18, 2015 (October 1, 2015)

Agency reference to sole source award instead of limited competition.  See Phoenix Environmental Design, Inc. B-411678: Sep 28, 2015(October 1, 2015)

Court of Federal Claims

Four factors Court considers for a preliminary injunction.  See Per Aarsleff A/S v U. S. and Greenland Contractors I/S, No. 15-873C, September 16, 2015.  (September 28, 2015)

Latent defect in solicitation, non-conforming items, contract madification.  See Schott Government Services, LLC v. U. S. and Oran Safety Glass, Nos. 15-616C, 15-617C, 15-618C, 15-619C, 15-620C, September 17, 2015.  (September 23, 2015)

Comptroller General

Responsibility determination.  See Robert F. Hyland & Sons, LLC B-411726: Sep 22, 2015.  (September 28, 2015)

Experiemce, past performance, firms bear the burden of submitting adequately written quotations.  See Al Mutawa & Sahni Company, W.L.L. B-411534: Aug 14, 2015.  (September 28, 2015)

SF 1449 lists incorrect name of awardee, Data Universal Numbering System Number, commercial and government entity code.  See Raymond Express International, LLC B-409872.3, B-409872.4, B-409872.5: Sep 11, 2015.  (September 22, 2015)

Validity of no-cost contract.  See LCPtracker, Inc.; eMars, Inc. B-410752.3, B-410752.4, B-410752.5: Sep 3, 2015.  (September 22, 2015)

Certificate of Competency, 15 working days for Certificate, SBA request for extension.  See N3 Government Solutions, LLC B-411303.2: Sep 9, 2015.  (September 17, 2015)

More Legal


The Legislation page is updated.  (October 5, 2015)



Department of Defense

Evaluation of Defense Contract Management Agency Actions on Reported DoD Contractor Business System Deficiencies.  (October 2, 2015)

The U. S. House of Representatives

The House Armed Services Committee held a hearing on: Public Shipyards' Role in Meeting Operational Requirements.  (October 2, 2015)

The House Energy & Commerce Committee held a hearing entitled: Transporting Nuclear Materials: Design, Logistics, and Shipment.  (October 2, 2015)

The U. S. Senate

The Senate Committee on Armed Services held a hearing entitled: Procurement, Acquisition, Testing, and Oversight of the Navy’s Gerald R. Ford-class Aircraft Carrier Program.  (October 2, 2015)

The U. S. House of Representatives

The Blacklist: Are Small Businesses Guilty Until Proven Innocent?  (September 30, 2015)

Department of Justice

One Current and Three Former U.S. Army Soldiers Sentenced for Fuel Theft Scheme.  (September 30, 2015)

Department of Defense

DoD Releases Fiscal Year 2014 Defense Spending by State Report.  (September 29, 2015)

Office of Personnel Management

OPM Releases Government-wide FEVS Scores and UnlockTalent.gov.  (September 29, 2015)

2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.  (September 29, 2015)

Department of Justice

Defense Contractor Agrees to Pay $4.63 Million to Settle Overcharging Allegations.  (September 29, 2015)

Two Postal Service Contract Employees Sentenced For Mail Thefts.  (September 28, 2015)

Department of Energy

Security Enforcement Letter issued relating to the unauthorized disclosure of classified information.  (September 24, 2015)

Former U.S. Army Specialist Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Taking Bribes While Deployed in Afghanistan.  (September 23, 2015)

Department of Defense Employee Gets over Three Years in Prison For Fraudulently Obtaining over $750,000 from Contracts with Aberdeen Proving Ground.  (September 21, 2015)

Former Navy Noncommissioned Officer Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes While Serving in Afghanistan. (September 21, 2015)


Department of Agriculture

Forest Service: Controls Over the Stewardship Contracting Process for Land Management of National Forests.  (pdf)   (3MB, October 1, 2015)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Review of a Covered Drug Manufacturer’s Interim Agreement under Letter Contract with VA’s National Acquisition Center.  (October 1, 2015)

Government Accountability Office

DOD Contract Services:  Improvements Made to Planning and Implementation of Fiscal Controls.  (October 1, 2015)

Disaster Contracting:  FEMA Needs to Cohesively Manage Its Workforce and Fully Address Post-Katrina Reforms.  (September 30, 2015)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Audit of NASA's Joint Cost and Schedule Confidence Level Process.  (pdf)  (September 30, 2015)

Government Accountability Office

International Food Assistance: Cargo Preference Increases Food Aid Shipping Costs, and Benefits Are Unclear.  (September 28, 2015)

Public Transit: Updated Guidance and Expanded Federal Authority Could Facilitate Bus Procurement.  (September 25, 2015)

Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Did Not Identify All Federal Marketplace Contract Costs . . . .  (September 23, 2015)

Postal Service

Software Contract and Compliance Review.  (6.5 MB, pdf)  (September 23, 2015)

Environmental Protection Agency

Incomplete Contractor Systems Inventory and a Lack of Oversight Limit EPA's Ability to Facilitate IT Governance.  (pdf)  (September 22, 2015)

Government Accountability Office

Department of Defense's Waiver of Competitive Prototyping Requirement for the Air Force's F-15 Eagle Passive/Active Warning and Survivability System (EPAWSS) Program.  (September 22, 2015)

Department of Agriculture

Review of Expenditures Made by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. (pdf) (September 21, 2015)

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