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General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation

GSAR Case 2021-G510:  Updating References to Commercial Items.  (December 2, 2021)


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Rules & Tools

Bureau of the Fiscal Service

Application and Renewal Fees Imposed on Surety Companies and Reinsuring Companies; Increase in Fees Imposed.  (November 29, 2021)

Notice of Rate To Be Used for Federal Debt Collection, and Discount and Rebate Evaluation.  (November 29, 2021)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List; Additions and Deletions

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2018-018:  Correction to Revision of Definition of “Commercial Item.”  (November 26, 2021) 

Information Collection Activities:

Certain Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 15 Requirements.  (November 26, 2021) 

Certain Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 4 Requirements.  (November 26, 2021) 

Small Business Administration

Termination of Nonmanufacturer Rule Class Waiver; Correction Notice.  (November 26, 2021) 

Office of the United States Trade Representative

Procurement Thresholds for Implementation of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979.  (November 26, 2021) 

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2022-O0006:  Reporting Inventory Disposal Schedules.  (November 22, 2021)

Civilian Agency Acquisition Council

Class Deviation 2022-01:   Requirements for Nonavailability Determinations Under the Buy American Statute.  (November 19, 2021)

White House

Executive Order on Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts.  (November 19, 2021)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2018-018, Correction:  Revision of Definition of Commercial Item.   (November 18, 2021)

Small Business Administration

Past Performance Ratings for Small Business Joint Venture Members and Small Business First-Tier Subcontractors.  (November 18, 2021)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2022-O0005:  Pilot Program for Streamlining Awards for Innovative Technology Projects.  (November 18, 2021)

Class Deviation 2022-O0004:  Requirements for Nonavailability Waiver Determinations Under the Buy American Statute.  (November 18, 2021)

VA Acquisition Regulation

Acquisition of Information Technology; and Other Contracts for Goods and Services involving Information, VA Sensitive Information, and Information Security; and Liquidated Damages Requirements for Data Breach.  (November 17, 2021)

Office of Management and Budget

Determination Regarding the Revised Safer Federal Workforce Task Force Guidance for Federal Contractors and the Revised Economy and Efficiency Analysis.  (November 16, 2021)

Department of Energy

Reminder Regarding Effective Dates for Including the COVID Contract Clause in Federal Contracts.  (November 15, 2021)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Proposed Rules Prohibition on the Payment of Subminimum Wages under 14(c) Certificates as a Qualification for Participation as a Nonprofit Agency under the AbilityOne Program.   (November 11, 2021)

Procurement List; Additions and Deletions

Department of Defense

Negotiation of a Reciprocal Defense Procurement Agreement with the Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania.   (November 9, 2021)

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

Proposal to Rescind Implementing Legal Requirements Regarding the Equal Opportunity Clause's Religious Exemption.  (November 9, 2021)

Small Business Administration

National Defense Authorization Act of 2020, Definition of Surviving Spouse for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses and Change to 8(a) Business Development Contracting Thresholds.  (November 8, 2021)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2022-O0003:  Prohibition on Use of the Governmentwide Commercial Purchase Card for Certain Contracts.  (November 8, 2021)

General Services Administration

GSAR Case 2017-G506:  Clause and Provision Designation Corrections; Correction.   (November 5, 2021)

Personal Identity Verification Requirements Clarification; Correction.  (November 5, 2021)

Federal Acquisition Circular 2022-01

Introduction.

FAR Case 2018-018:  Revision of Definition of
“Commercial Item”  (November 4, 2021)

FAR Case 2019-003:  Consolidation and Substantial Bundling.  (November 4, 2021)

FAR Case 2021-007:  Maximum Award Price for Certain Sole Source Manufacturing Contracts.  (November 4, 2021)

Small Entity Compliance Guide.  (November 4, 2021)

General Services Administration

Pilot to Use Cash Incentives and Enhanced Allowances in Lease Acquisitions.  (November 4, 2021)

Promoting Innovation in Sustainability through Contracts.  (November 4, 2021)

Department of Energy

Class Deviation to Implement the Office of Inspector General's New Audit Strategy for Management and Operating Contracts.  (November 3, 2021)

General Services Administration

GSAR Case 2020-G521:  Remove Office of General Council Review for Final Payments.  (November 2, 2021)

Department of Energy

Improving the Transparency of Made in America Waivers.  (November 2, 2021)

Department of Defense

Action Required to Address Miscoded Single and Multiple Award Contract Task and Delivery Orders.  (November 2, 2021)

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Protests

Government Accountability Office

The Ambit Group, LLC, B-420079, Nov 19, 2021.  (December 1, 2021)

Court of Federal Claims

Superior Optical Labs, Inc. v. United States, No. 20-1211C, November 30, 2021.  (December 1, 2021)

Dispute

Court of Federal Claims

Sergent’s Mechanical Systems, Inc., d/b/a Sergent
Construction,  No. 21-1685C, November 29, 2021
.  (December 1, 2021)


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Protest

Court of Federal Claims

Quanterion Solutions, Inc. v. U. S. and Kāpili Services, LLC, No. 21-493, November 29, 2021.  (November 30, 2021)

Government Accountability Office

Sea Box, Inc., B-420130, B-420130.2, Nov 18, 2021.  (November 30, 2021)

BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Inc., B-420065, Nov 19, 2021.  (November 29, 2021)

TeamGOV, Inc., B-419865.2, B-419865.3, Nov 10, 2021.  (November 29, 2021)

Computer World Services Corporation; CWS FMTI JV LLC
B-419956.18, B-419956.19, B-419956.24, Nov 23, 2021
.  (November 29, 2021)

SparkSoft Corporation, B-420156, B-420156.2, Nov 15, 2021.  (November 29, 2021)

Stevenson Intermountain Seed, Inc., B-420086, Nov 22, 2021.  (November 23, 2021)

International Global Solution, LLC; Definitive InfoTech Services and Solutions, LLC, B-419956.20, B-419956.22, Nov 18, 2021.  (November 22, 2021)

Court of Federal Claims

22nd Century Technologies, Inc. v. U. S. and Fibertek, Inc., No. 21-1922C, November 19, 2021.  (November 22, 2021)

Blue Origin Federation, LLC v. U. S., No. 21-1695C, November 18, 2021.  (November 19, 2021)

Government Accountability Office

HeiTech-PAE, LLC, B-420049.7, Nov 15, 2021.  (November 18, 2021)

W.W. Grainger, Inc., B-420045, B-420045.2, Nov 04, 2021.  (November 18, 2021)

Ashlin Management Group, B-419472.3, B-419472.4, Nov 04, 2021.  (November 16, 2021)

Platinum Business Services LLC, B-419930, Sep 23, 2021.  (November 16, 2021)

Patent Infringement

Court of Federal Claims

JG Technologies, LLC, No. 20-455C, November 10, 2021.  (November 11, 2021)

Protest

Court of Federal Claims

Alpine Companies, Inc. v. U. S. and Information Systems and Networks Corporation, No. 21-1541C, November 10, 2021.  (November 11, 2021)

Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation v. U. S. and Booze Allen Hamilton, Inc., No. 21-1394C. November 10, 2021.  (November 11, 2021)

Government Accountability Office

Magnum Multimedia, B-420227, Nov 02, 2021.  (November 11, 2021)(November 11, 2021)

Smiths Detection, Inc., B-420110, B-420111, Nov 05, 2021.  (November 10, 2021)

Court of Federal Claims

Goodwill Industries of, South Florida, Inc., No. 21-1391C, November 7, 2021.  (November 9, 2021)

Government Accountability Office

Deloitte & Touche LLP, B-420038, Oct 28, 2021.  (November 9, 2021)

Manhattan Strategy Group, LLC, B-420021, B-420021.2, B-420021.3, Oct 26, 2021.  (November 9, 2021)

Terra Klean Solutions, Inc., B-419838, B-419838.2, Aug 17, 2021.  (November 8, 2021)

RK Consultancy Services, Inc., B-420030, B-420030.2, Nov 03, 2021.  (November 5, 2021)

Axxeum, Inc., B-420013, B-420013.2, Oct 29, 2021.  (November 5, 2021)

Omnitec Solutions, Inc., B-419675.2, B-419675.3, B-419675.4, Oct 14, 2021.  (November 3, 2021)


Disputes

Civilian Board of Contract Appeals

Vanguard Business Solutions, CBCA 6951, November 16, 2021.  (November 22, 2021)

Wu & Associates, Inc., CBCA 6760, November 10, 2021.  (November 22, 2021)

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

Harry Pepper and Associates, Inc., ASBCA Nos. 62038, 62039, 62040, 62042.  (November 22, 2021)

Metal Trades, Inc., ASBCA No. 62966, November 3, 2021.  (November 22, 2021)

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

7800 Ricchi LLC, 2021-1704, November 16, 2021.  (November 17, 2021)

JKB Solutions & Services, LLC, 2021-1257, November 17, 2021.  (November 18, 2021)

Civilian Board of Contract Appeals

4K Global-ACC Joint Venture, LLC, CBCA 6683, 6762, 6919, 6920, 6921, 7025, 7026, November 4, 2021.  (November 15, 2021)

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

H2L1-CSC, JV, ASBCA No. 62086, October 28, 2021.  (November 15, 2021)

Lavender Co., ASBCA No. 62163, October 27, 2021.  (November 15, 2021)

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, ASBCA No. 62209, October 26, 2021.  (November 15, 2021)

Civilian Board of Contract Appeals

NUES Inc., CBCA 7165, October 26, 2021.  (November 8, 2021)

Heroes Hire LLC, CBCA 7195, 7211, October 7, 2021.  (November 8, 2021)

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

Blue Rock Structures, Inc., ASBCA No. 62127, October 21, 2021.  (November 8, 2021)

WECC, Inc., ASBCA No. 60949, October 19, 2021.  (November 8, 2021)

Powertronic Systems Florida, Inc., ASBCA No. 62174, October 19, 2021.  (November 8, 2021)

Assist Consultants Inc., ASBCA Nos. 61525, 62090, October 19, 2021.   (November 8, 2021)

D-STAR Engineering Corporation, ASBCA Nos. 62075, 62780, October 14, 2021.  (November 8, 2021)

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

D-STAR Engineering Corporation, ASBCA Nos. 62075, 62780, October 14, 2021.  (November 1, 2021)

Kostas Greek Food - Zorbas, ASBCA No. 62213, October 13, 2021.  (November 1, 2021)

Tactical Network Corporation, ASBCA No. 62963, October 13, 2021.  (November 1, 2021)


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News

IBM Center for The Business of Government

How Agencies can use Other Transaction Authorities to Meet Mission Goals.  (December 2, 2021)

Contracting Reviews, Audits, & Assessments

Government Accountability Office

NASA:  Lessons from Ongoing Major Projects Can Inform Management of Future Space Telescopes.  (December 2, 2021)


Earlier

Articles

Postscript: Source Selection Decisions  by Vernon J. Edwards.  (November 24, 2021)

News

Department of Justice

Louisiana Marketer Sentenced in More Than $180 Million Fraud Scheme involving TRICARE and other health care programs.  (December 1, 2021)

Department of the Army

405th AFSB to provide base life support at Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti, via LOGCAP.  (December 1, 2021)

White House

Announcement of Defense Acquisition Nominee.  (December 1, 2021)

Department of Energy

NNSA Awards Management and Operations Contract for Y-12, Pantex(November 30, 2021)

Department of Justice

Government Contractor Agrees to Pay Nearly $3.5 Million to Resolve Allegations it Overcharged U.S. Navy.  (November 23, 2021)

Department of Labor

Department announces final rule to increase minimum wage for workers on federal contracts beginning Jan. 30, 2022.  (November 23, 2021)

Department of Justice

Federal Indictments Charge Department of Veterans Affairs Employees With Pocketing Cash From Vendors.  (November 22, 2021)

Articles

A Primer On Source Selection Planning: Evaluation Factors And Rating Methods  by Vernon J. Edwards.  (November 19, 2021)

SCORING OR RATING IN SOURCE SELECTION: A Continuing Source Of Confusion by Vernon J. Edwards. (November 19, 2021)

Department of Defense

Office of Acquisition and Sustainment Announces 2021 Defense Acquisition Workforce Award Winners.  (November 19, 2021)

Department of Labor

Department recovers $228K for 35 workers of contractor that failed to meet federal contract’s wage requirements.  (November 19, 2021)

Administrative law judge orders New Jersey federal contractor to pay $549K in back wages to 46 workers after Department finds wage violations.  (November 19, 2021)

Department of Energy

NNSA teams will showcase lab innovations at FedTech Frontier Venture Summit Dec. 9.  (November 17, 2021)

Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Chinese-Made Military Helmets and Body Armor to Federal Agencies.  (November 17, 2021)

Owners of Imaging Product Companies Pay $220,000 to Resolve Allegations of Fraud Against Federal Government Agencies.  (November 17, 2021)

Professional Services Council

Comments on Amendments to the FAR Buy American Act Requirements.  (November 15, 2021)

Department of Justice

Former U.S. Army Employee Sentenced for Kickback Scheme to Steer U.S. Government Contracts.  (November 11, 2021)

Company Agrees to Pay $12.7 Million to Resolve Allegations of False Claims for Anti-Overdose Drug.  (November 10, 2021)

Former metallurgist lab director repeatedly falsified test results on strength of metal used for submarine parts.  (November 9, 2021)

Government Matters

Small business federal contracting goal “doable” but difficult, former acquisition leader says.  (November 8, 2021)

Professional Services Council

PSC Members Among the Winners Announced at the 19th Annual Awards Gala.  (November 8, 2021)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA Statement on Artemis Lunar Lander Court Decision.  (November 5, 2021)

The Rand Corporation

Improving Intelligence Support to the Future Warfighter, Acquisition for the Contested Environment.  (November 5, 2021)

Department of Justice

Austin Construction Company and Owner Settle False Claims Act Allegations.  (November 1, 2021)


Contracting Reviews, Audits, & Assessments

Government Accountability Office

Defense Acquisitions:  DOD Should Take Additional Actions to Improve How It Approaches Intellectual Property.  (December 1, 2021)

Congressional Research Service

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Procurement Program.  (November 24, 2021)

Department of Energy

Disposition of Excess Real Property Assessment at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Middle DP Road Site.  (November 22, 2021)

Government Accountability Office

VA Acquisition Management:  Fundamental Challenges Could Hinder Supply Chain Modernization Efforts if Not Addressed.  (November 19, 2021)

Congressional Research Service

An Overview of Small Business Contracting.  (November 18, 2021)

Department of Energy

Independent Assessment of Work Planning and Control at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.  (November 18, 2021)

Government Accountability Office

Department of Energy:  Improvements Needed to Strengthen Strategic Planning for the Acquisition Workforce.  (November 17, 2021)

Department of Defense

Fiscal Year 2022 Oversight Plan, Office of Inspector General.  (November 15, 2021)

Department of Energy

Allegations Related to the Y-12 National Security Complex Fire Department.  (November 15, 2021)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support Supply Chain Management System Deployed with Operational Gaps That Risk National Delays.  (November 11, 2021)

Government Accountability Office

Missile Defense:  Recent Acquisition Policy Changes Balance Risk and Flexibility, but Actions Needed to Refine Requirements Process.  (November 11, 2021)

Congressional Research Service

SBA’s “8(a) Program”:  Overview, History, and Current Issues.  (November 11, 2021)

SBA Women-Owned Small Business Federal
Contracting Program
.  (November 11, 2021)

Department of Energy

Independent Assessment of the Nuclear Criticality Safety Program at the Portsmouth Site.   (November 10, 2021)

Department of Defense

Followup Report on the Trans-Africa Airlift Support Contract.  (November 3, 2021)

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