Rules & Tools

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

Correction to Requirement to Report Summary Data on Employee Compensation.  (August 20, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information Request

Biobased Procurements.  (August 20, 2014)

Combating Trafficking in Persons.  (August 20, 2014)

Payment by Electronic Fund Transfer.  (August 20, 2014)

Presolicitation Notice and Response.  (August 20, 2014)


Rules & Tools

EPA Acquisition Regulation

Conflicts of Interest Regarding Personnel and Project Employee Confidentiality Agreement; Class Deviation.  (August 19, 2014)

Department of Health and Human Services

Patent Rights—Exceptional Circumstances and, Rights in Data—Exceptional Circumstances.  (August 19, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Publication of DoD Competition Reporting - 3rd Quarter FY 2014.  (August 18, 2014)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List:  

Bureau of Industry and Security

Defense priority over other contracts or orders.  (August 14, 2014)

EPA Acquisition Regulation

Update to Construction and Architect-Engineer and Key Personnel Requirements.  (August 12, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2013-002:  Expanded Reporting of Nonconforming Items; Extension of Comment Period.  (August 11, 2014)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Evaluation Criteria and Standards for Quality Improvement Networks Quality Improvement Program Contracts.  (August 11, 2014)

General Services Administration

Discontinuance of the Looseleaf Version of the General Services Administration Acquisition Manual.  (August 11, 2014)

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

Government Contractors:  Requirement to Report Summary Data on Employee Compensation.  (August 8, 2014)

Office of Management and Budget

Notice Regarding Implementation of the Factoryless Goods Producer Classification in NAICS 2017.  (August 8, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-76

Correction to FAR Case 2012-014:  Small Business Protests and Appeals. (August 8, 2014)

The White House

Executive Order 13673:  Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Among Federal Contractors.  (August 5, 2014)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2013-014: Uniform Use of Line Items.  (August 5, 2014)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS Case 2014-D010:  Foreign Commercial Satellite Services.  (August 5, 2014)

DFARS Case 2014-D014:  State Sponsors of Terrorism.  (August 5, 2014)

National Park Service

Concession Contracts.  (August 5, 2014)

Department Of the Interior

Equipment Lease or Purchase.  (pdf)  (August 4, 2014)

Department Of Agriculture

Guidelines for Designating Biobased Products for Federal Procurement.  (August 1, 2014)

More Rules

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Comptroller General

Agency corrective action, final proposal revisions.  See Hughes Network Systems, LLC, B-409666.3, B-409666.4: Aug 11, 2014 (August 20, 2014)


Vern Edwards

Recommended Reading. Read.

NCMA Executive Director

Blow Up the System? Read


Emptor Cautus

FAR Eliminates Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA).  Read.

Don Mansfield

Section 1331 Authorities: A Primer. Read.


 Professor Ralph Nash

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

Wifcon Blog

Offer and Acceptance, Contracting Authority, Etc.  Read

Bob Antonio

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



Court of Federal Claims

Changed requirements, failure to complete corrective actions, sole-source award.  See Applied Business Management Solutions, Inc. v. U. S. and Premier Management Corporation, No. 14-214C, August 13, 2014.  (August 18, 2014)

Comptroller General

Invitation for Bids, performance period.  See Valley Quarries, Inc., B-409859: Aug 13, 2014.  (August 18, 2014)

Source selection plan, definitions.  See Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc., B-409720, B-409720.2: Jul 21, 2014 (August 15, 2014)

Bid guarantee, power of attorney.  See Hamilton Pacific Chamberlain, LLC, B-409795: Aug 11, 2014(August 14, 2014)

Solicitation, page limitation.  See IMPRES Technology Solutions, Inc.; Metis Intellisystems, LLC; Futron Inc.; Patriot Comm; Ideal Systems Solutions, Inc., B-409890, B-409890.2, B-409890.3, B-409890.4, B-409890.5: Aug 5, 2014.  (August 11, 2014)

Source selection decision.  See Intelligent Decisions, Inc.; Abacus Technology Corporation; D&S Consultants, Inc.; CDO Technologies, Inc., B-409686, B-409686.2, B-409686.3, B-409686.5, B-409686.6, B-409686.12, B-409686.14: Jul 15, 2014.  (August 6, 2014)

Late proposal revision, intent to modify initial proposal, rejection of initial proposal.  See LATG, Inc., B-409679.2: Jul 31, 2014.  (August 4, 2014)

Organizational conflict of interest, federal post-employment restrictions.  See Liquidity Services, Inc., B-409718, B-409718.2, B-409718.3, B-409718.4: Jul 23, 2014 (August 4, 2014)

FSS contract items, contacting GSA Contracting Officer.  See National Forensic Science Technology Center, Inc.,  B-409457.2,B-409457.3: Jul 29, 2014 (August 4, 2014)

Procurement Integrity Act,  One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) program.  See Nexagen Networks, Inc.; LinTech Global, Inc., B-408685.15, B-408685.17: Jul 28, 2014 (August 4, 2014)

Price realism analysis.  See Iron Vine Security, LLC, B-409015: Jan 22, 2014.  (August 4, 2014)

More Legal


Department of Justice

Contractor Agrees to Pay $2.3 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations.  (August 20, 2014)



Department of Justice

Woman Sentenced In $2.3 Million Government Contract Fraud Scheme.  (August 19, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Transportation Command to Examine Vehicle Staging Facilities.  (August 18, 2014)

Department of Justice

Co-Founder of Government Contracting Company Pleads Guilty to Bribery.  (August 15, 2014)

General Services Administration

GSA Takes New Approach to Helping Government Save on Office Supplies.  (August 13, 2014)

Department of Justice

Former United States Navy Military Sealift Command Contractor Pleads Guilty to Bribery and Conspiracy.  (August 13, 2014)

Company to Pay $18 Million to Resolve Allegations Related to Shipping Services Provided Under Vaccine Distribution Contract.  (August 11, 2014)

Construction Company Owner Sentenced for Fraud Conspiracy in Connection with Renovation of McCormack Federal Building.  (August 11, 2014)

Former Subcontractor Sentenced for Bribery Conspiracy.  (August 6, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Publication of June 2014 Contract Data and Contract Reporting Scorecards.  (August 11, 2014)

Officials Acknowledge, Work on Solving Vehicle Shipment Issues.  (August 5, 2014)

Small Business Administration

Federal government reached its small business federal contracting goal for the first time in eight years.  (August 4, 2014)

Department of Justice

Company Agrees to Pay $32.5 Million for Alleged Overbilling of the U.S. Postal Service.  (August 4, 2014)

Former Army Contracting Official Pleads Guilty In Bribery and Kickback Scheme.  (August 1, 2014)

CEO of Contractor On World Trade Center Site Charged with Fraud In Connection with Minority And Women-Owned Businesses Program.  (August 1, 2014)

Department of Defense Supervisor Accepted Over $100,000 in Bribes.  (August 1, 2014)


Postal Service

Competition Advocate.  (August 18, 2014)

Small Business Administration

Opportunities Exist for the SBA to Improve the Monitoring of Non-Manufacturer Rule Waivers and Determine the Impact on Small Businesses.  (August 15, 2014)

Department Of Defense

Solicitation, Award, and Management of Two Washington Headquarters Services Multiple-Award Contracts and Task Orders.  (August 14, 2014)

General Services Administration

Audit of the Administration of Regional Local Telecommunications Services Contracts, Northeast and Caribbean Region.  (pdf)   (August 12, 2014)

Postal Service

Delegations of Contracting Authority Outside of Supply Management.  (pdf)   (August 12, 2014)

Government Accountability Office

Contractor Performance:  Actions Taken to Improve Reporting of Past Performance Information.  (August 8, 2014)

Data Transparency:  Oversight Needed to Address Underreporting and Inconsistencies on Federal Award Website.  (August 4, 2014)

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