Rules & Tools

Health and Human Services Acquisition Regulation

Update to meet current FAR requirements; remove internal administrative procedures; revise definitions; correct terminology; and delete outdated or duplicative material.  (March 2, 2015)

NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement

Contractor Whistleblower Protection.  (March 2, 2015)

Department Of Defense

Purchases from Federal Prison Industries - Updated List of Federal Supply Classification Codes to be Competed.  (pdf)  (March 2, 2015)

Accounting and Reporting Contract Finance Payments.  (March 2, 2015)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Request for Information

Davis Bacon Act-Price Adjustment (Actual Method).  (March 2, 2015)


Rules & Tools

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List:  

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2015-D002:  Deletion of Obsolete Text Relating to Acquisition of Commercial Items.  (February 26, 2015)

DFARS Case 2014-D022:  Domestic Source Restrictions on Certain Naval Vessel Components.  (February 26, 2015)

Technical Amendments.  (February 26, 2015)

DFARS Case 2015-D005:  The American Flag.  (February 26, 2015)

Department Of Defense

Call & Response Procurement Data Services.  (pdf)  (February 26, 2015)

Product Service Code Selection Tool.  (pdf)  (February 26, 2015)

Federal Management Regulation

FMR Case 2014-102-2:  Supply and Procurement.  (February 24, 2015)

Department Of Defense

Class Deviation 2015-O0012:  Enhanced Authority to Acquire Products and Services of Djibouti.  (pdf)  (February 23, 2015)

Update to DoD Business Rules for the Synchronized Pre-deployment and Operational Tracker  (contractor personnel and equipment).  (pdf)  (February 23, 2015)

Department Of Defense

Guidance on the Export and Import of Government-Issued Personal Protective Equipment.  (pdf)  (February 19, 2015)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Request for Information

Material and Workmanship.  (February 18, 2015)

Organization and Direction of Work.  (February 18, 2015)

Small Business Size Representation.  (February 18, 2015)

General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation

GSAR Case 2006-G506:  Environmental, Conservation, Occupational Safety and Drug-Free Workplace.  (February 17, 2015)

Securities and Exchange Commission

Contract Standard for Contractor Workforce Inclusion.  (February 13, 2015)

Department of Energy

Aquisition Guide 42.15 Contractor Performance Information.  (February 13, 2015)

Service Contracts Reporting Requirements.  (February 13, 2015)

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Comptroller General

Unbalanced pricing, price realism.  See WW Contractors, Inc. B-410825: Feb 26, 2015.  (March 2, 2015)

Cancellation of request for proposals.  See Computers Universal, Inc. B-410790.2: Feb 25, 2015 (March 2, 2015)

Court of Federal Claims

Contract in writing.  See  Northeast Construction, Inc. v. U. S. No. 14-1076, February 27, 2015.  (March 2, 2015)


Emptor Cautus

Misunderstanding the Missing Words. Read.

NCMA Executive Director

Defending the FAR. Read


Wifcon Blog

A Visit From the FAR Council. Read

Don Mansfield

Army Contracting Command Guilty of Noncompliance with a Nonexistent Rule. Read.


Vern Edwards

The Definitions Contest: The Winner. 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

Restrictive requirement, all-or-none offers.  See WKF Friedman Enterprises B-410827: Feb 23, 2015.  (February 27, 2015)

Court of Federal Claims

Discussions.  See Equa Solutions, Inc. v. U. S., No. 14-1214C, February 23, 2015.  (February 24, 2015)

Comptroller General

Security clearance, burdensome or impossible requirement for a particular firm.  See  CompTech-CDO, LLC B-409949.2: Jan 6, 2015 (February 23, 2015)

Evaluation of technical proposals on an Acceptable/Unacceptable basis, competitive range of the most highly rated proposals, agency refers to its selection decision as a tradeoff.  See Nangwik Services, LLC B-410444: Dec 23, 2014.  (February 23, 2015)

Court of Federal Claims

Agency delay of award, restrictive provisions.  See Draken International, Inc. v. U. S. and Airborne Tactical Advantage Co., LLC, No. 14-1005C, February 13, 2015(February 19, 2015)

Comptroller General

Buy American Act, FAR provision, DFARS provisions, price preference.  See FitNet Purchasing Alliance B-410797: Feb 12, 2015 (February 17, 2015)

Federal Supply Schedules, teaming arrangements, terminated team contract.  See Council for Logistics Research, Inc. B-410089.2, B-410089.3: Feb 9, 2015 (February 17, 2015)

More Legal


The Legislation page is updated.  (March 2, 2015)


Department Of Energy

Submission and Maintenance of Patents.  (March 2, 2015)



Department of Justice

Former Contractor Employee Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Send Sensitive Military Documents to Iran.  (February 26, 2015)

Contractor Agrees To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  (February 26, 2015)

Company and its Owner Charged with Illegal Export and Import of Military Articles.  (February 20, 2015)

Department Of Energy

Security Enforcement Letter issued.  (February 19, 2015)

House Committee on Small Business

Contracting and the Industrial Base.  (February 13, 2015)

Department of Justice

Former Contracting Officer and Contractor Charged with Bribery Scheme in Connection with Awarding of Postal Service Contracts.  (February 12, 2015)

Two U.S. Army Sergeants Plead Guilty to Taking Bribes While Deployed in Afghanistan.  (February 12, 2015)

Retired Air Force General Agrees to Pay $125,000 to Settle Civil Penalty.  (February 12, 2015)

Contractor to Pay $2.8 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Related to Its Procedures.  (February 9, 2015)

Army National Guard Official Pleads Guilty for Accepting $30,000 Bribe.  (February 4, 2015)


Government Accountability Office

Defense Major Automated Information Systems:  Cost and Schedule Commitments Need to Be Established Earlier.  (February 27, 2015)

Department Of Defense

The Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s Controls Over the Contract Management Process for U.S. Direct Assistance Need Improvement.  (February 26, 2015)

Government Accountability Office

Acquisition Reform:  DOD Should Streamline Its Decision-Making Process for Weapon Systems to Reduce Inefficiencies.  (February 25, 2015)

Contingency Contracting:  Contractor Personnel Tracking System Needs Better Plans and Guidance.  (February 19, 2015)

Department of Energy

Allegations Concerning Information Protection at Los Alamos National Laboratory.  (February 17, 2015)

Department of Homeland Security

The United States Secret Service Has Adequate Oversight and Management of its Acquisitions (Revised).  (pdf)  (February 13, 2015)

Department Of Defense

Some Contracting Controls at Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort Polk, Louisiana, Need Improvement.  (February 13, 2015)

Department of Energy

Review of the Radiological Controls Activity-Level Implementation at the Argonne National Laboratory Nuclear Facilities.  (February 12, 2015)

Incurred Cost Audit Coverage of Non-Management and Operating Contractors.  (February 10, 2015)

General Services Administration

Review of Controls Over the Department's SmartPay2 Purchase Card Program at Selected Department Sites.  (February 4, 2015)

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