Contracting Rules and Tools

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2017-010:  Evaluation Factors for Multiple-Award Contracts.  (September 24, 2018)

Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation

Taxes; Quality Assurance; Transportation; Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses; and Special Procurement Controls.  (September 24, 2018)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veteran-Owned Small Business Verification Guidelines.  (September 24, 2018)

Department of Labor

Contracts for Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts.  (September 24, 2018)

Memorandum of Understanding to Promote Contractor Engagement, Compliance Assistance, and Proactive Compliance.  (September 24, 2018)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2017-D019:  Performance-Based Payments and Progress Payments. (September 21, 2018)

Fiscal Service

Prompt Payment Interest Rate; Contract Disputes Act. (September 21, 2018)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2018-O0020: Permanent Supply Chain Risk Management Authority. (Corrected on September 19, 2018) (September 20, 2018)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information collection

Identification of Predecessors.  (September 19, 2018)

Novation/Change of Name Requirements.  (September 19, 2018)

Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation

Subcontracting Policies and Procedures; Government Property.  (September 18, 2018)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2018-O0020:  Permanent Supply Chain Risk Management Authority.  (September 18, 2018)

Organizational Name Change to Defense Pricing and Contracting.  (September 17, 2018)

Office of Procurement and Property Management, USDA

Designation of Product Categories for Federal Procurement. (September 14, 2018)

Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation

Clauses Pertaining to Release of Contractor Confidential Business Information, Submission of Invoices, and Authorized or Required by Statute Exception for Other than Full and Open Competition. (September 13, 2018)

Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation

Contract Cost Principles and Procedures; Protests, Disputes.  (September 13, 2018)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information collection

Government Property. (September 11, 2018)

Department of Defense

DFARS Case 2017-D019: Performance-Based Payments and Progress Payments. (September 10, 2018)

Department of Veterans Affair

Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts. (September 7, 2018)

Contracting by Negotiation; Service Contracting. (September 7, 2018)

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Bid Protests

Government Accountability Office

Sole-source procurement, urgent and compelling.  See CWIS, LLC B-416530: Sep 14, 2018(September 24, 2018)

Court of Federal Claims

Clarification.  See Criterion Systems, Inc. v. U. S., No. 18-785C, September 19, 2018.  (September 24, 2018)


Don Mansfield

Are Small Business Concerns; Nontraditional Contractors? Read.

Wifcon Blog

Congress Passes Too Much Acquisition Legislation.  Read.

Vern Edwards

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

Emptor Cautus

Acquisition Reform ― It’s Soylent Green!  Read.

Bob Antonio

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


Government Accountability Office

FAR 16.505 discussions.  See CACI, Inc.-Federal B-416549: Sep 13, 2018.  (September 20, 2018)

Court of Federal Claims

Cancellation of solicitation.  See FMS  Investment Corp. v. U. S. and Alltran Education, Inc. Nos 18-862C, 18-872C, 18-873C, 18-889C, 18-894C, 18-895C, 18-901C, 18-946C, September 14, 2018 (September 17, 2018)

Pattern of Unfairness during evaluation of offers. See 2M Research Services, LLC v. U. S. and Vision Planning & Consulting, LLC, No. 17-1638 C, September 6, 2018.  (September 10, 2018)

Government Accountability Office

Patent ambiguity, time to file protest.  See People, Technology and Processes, LLC B-413104.19: Sep 6, 2018.  (September 10, 2018)

Nonresponsive bid, Buy American Act.  See Addison Construction Company B-416525, B-416525.2: Sep 4, 2018.  (September 6, 2018)

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Contracting Audits

Government Accountability Office

Small Business Contracting: Small Business Administration Could Further Strengthen HUBZone Eligibility Reviews in Puerto Rico and Programwide.  (September 25, 2018)



The Legislation Page has been updated.  (September 10, 2018)

Contracting News

Department of Justice

Veterans Affairs Official Charged With Taking Bribes To Help Business Associates Rig Federal Contracting Process (September 20, 2018)

Father and Son Sentenced to Prison for Million-Dollar Fraud (September 18, 2018)

Department of Energy

Final Notice of Violation.  (September 18, 2018)

Lessons Learned from Assessments of Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management and Disposal Practices at U.S. Department of Energy Facilities.  (September 17, 2018)

Department of Labor

Investigation Recovers $3.5 Million in Back Wages and Benefits to Employees at a Long Beach, California, Company (September 14, 2018)

Department of Justice

Texas Businessman Pleads Guilty to Participating in Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Scheme that Exploited Big Crow Program Office at Kirtland Air Force Base (September 13, 2018)

Contractor to Pay $629,732 to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Regarding Disadvantaged Business Enterprises.  (September 13, 2018)

Contracting Audits

Department of Justice

Audit of the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Contract Awarded to Sealaska Constructors, LLC, to Build Facilities at Federal Correctional Institution Danbury, in Danbury, Connecticut (September 21, 2018)

Grant Audit

Grants Workforce: Actions Needed to Ensure Staff Have Skills to Administer and Oversee Federal Grants (September 21, 2018)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Leasing Procedures Used to Acquire VA’s Wilmington Health Care Center.  (September 13, 2018)

Government Accountability Office

Federal Acquisitions: Congress and the Executive Branch Have Taken Steps to Address Key Issues, but Challenges Endure (September 13, 2018)

Weapon System Sustainment: Selected Air Force and Navy Aircraft Generally Have Not Met Availability Goals, and DOD and Navy Guidance Need to Be Clarified.  (September 11, 2018)

U.S. Postal Service

Data Protection Considerations for the Field Office Support Services Procurement.  (September 12, 2018)

Small Business Administration

Improvements Needed in SBA’s Oversight of 8(a) Continuing Eligibility Processes.  (September 10, 2018)

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