Rules & Tools

Small Business Administration

Veteran-Owned Small Business and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business — Certification.  (November 29, 2022)


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Department of Veterans Affairs

Acquisition Planning; Required Sources of Supplies and Services; Market Research; and Small Business Programs; Correction.  (November 22, 2022)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information request

Buy American, Trade Agreements, and Duty-Free Entry.  (November 21, 2022)

Bureau of the Fiscal Service

Notice of Rate To Be Used for Federal Debt Collection, and Discount and Rebate Evaluation.  (November 21, 2022)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation System and Research and Development.  (November 21, 2022)

Small Business Administration

Small Business Size Standards:  Adjustment of Monetary-Based Size Standards, Disadvantage Thresholds, and 8(a) Eligibility Thresholds for Inflation (November 17, 2022)

Updated North American Industry Classification System Codes for Use in the Women Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program (November 17, 2022)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2021-015:  Disclosure of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate-Related Financial Risk.  (November 14, 2022)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List; Additions and Deletions

The White House

Administration Proposes Plan to Protect Federal Supply Chain from Climate-Related Risks.  (November 14, 2022)

Department of Defense

Pilot Program to Incentivize Contracting with Employee-Owned Businesses.  (November 10, 2022)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Information request

Contractor Use of Interagency Fleet Management System Vehicles (November 9, 2022)

Department of Energy

Amendments to the FAR Buy American Act Requirements (November 8, 2022)

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

Request for information:  Catalog Data Standard (November 4, 2022)

Small Business Administration

SBA Announces Path Forward for Veteran Small Business Certification Program.  (November 4, 2022)

Department of Energy

PF 2023-03:  Importance of Ensuring Compliance with Federal Cargo Preference Statutes and Regulations.  (October 31, 2022)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement

DFARS Case 2021-D018:  Prohibition on Award to Contractors That Require Certain Nondisclosure Agreements.  (October 28, 2022)

DFARS Case 2022-D020:  Removal of Passive Radio Frequency Requirements.  (October 28, 2022)

DFARS Case 2022-D022:  Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Removal of Pilot Program for Acquisition of Military-Purpose Nondevelopmental Items.  (October 28, 2022)

DFARS Case 2022-D007:  Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Repeal of Preference for Fixed-Price Contracts.  (October 28, 2022)

DFARS Case 2021-D029:  Reporting Tax Information on Certain Foreign Procurements.  (October 28, 2022)

DFARS Case 2019–D010:  Requirement for Firms Used to Support Department of Defense Audits.  (October 28, 2022)

DFARS Case 2020-D008:  Requiring Data Other than Certified Cost or Pricing Data.  (October 28, 2022)

Proposed Rules

DFARS Case 2021-D001:  Quick-Closeout Procedures Threshold.  (October 28, 2022)

DFARS Case 2021-D003:  Undefinitized Contract Actions.  (October 28, 2022)

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2023-O0001:  Verification of Eligibility of Small Business Joint Ventures.  (October 27, 2022)

Department of Labor

Employee or Independent Contractor Classification under the Fair Labor Standards Act - extension of comment period.  (October 26, 2022)

Civilian Agency Acquisition Council

CAAC Letter 2023-01:  CAAC Consultation to Issue a Class Deviation from the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to provide time for the system implementation of FAC 2022-08.  (October 20, 2022)

Department of Energy

Increasing New Entrants from Underserved Communities and Advancing Equity in Department of Energy (DOE) Management and Operating (M&O) and Major Site and Facility Subcontracts.  (October 19, 2022)

Department of Defense

Department of Defense Contracting Officer Representatives Guidebook.  (October 19, 2022)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Correction to FAR Case 2021-008:  Amendments to the FAR Buy American Act Requirements.  (October 18, 2022)

Information request.

Part 27 Requirements.  (October 18, 2022)

Termination Settlement Proposal Forms.  (October 18, 2022)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Acquisition Planning; Required Sources of Supplies
and Services; Market Research; and Small Business Programs
.  (October 18, 2022)

Department of Labor

Employee or Independent Contractor Classification under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  (October 13, 2022)

Department of Defense

Statement by Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment William LaPlante on F-35 Waiver.  (October 10, 2022)

Mandatory Justifications for Deletion of Clause Logic Service Required Provisions/Clauses.  (October 7, 2022)

Transportation Acquisition Regulation

TAR Case 2020-001:  Streamline and Update the Department of Transportation Acquisition Regulation.  (October 7, 2022)

Department of Defense

Fiscal Year 2022 Reporting Period Extended for Contractor Service Contract Reporting in the System for Award Management.  (October 5, 2022)

Office of Management and Budget

M-23-01 Increasing the Share of Contract Dollars Awarded to Small Disadvantaged Businesses.  (October 5, 2022)

Department of Defense

2022 National Disability Employment Awareness Month Observance and the AbilityOne® Program.  (October 4, 2022)

Federal Procurement Data System Reporting Instructions for Contract Actions Related to Support to Ukraine.  (October 3, 2022)

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Government Accountability Office

The VISN Group, LLC--Reconsideration, B-420916.3, Nov 23, 2022.  (November 29, 2022)




Government Accountability Office

Deque Systems, Inc., B-420969, B-420969.2, Nov 21, 2022.  (November 25, 2022)

Chase Supply, Inc., d/b/a Chase Defense Partners--Reconsideration, B-420902.2, Nov 23, 2022.  (November 25, 2022)

Acoustic Technology, Inc.,B-421148,Nov 22, 2022.  (November 25, 2022)

Brainerd Helicopters, Inc., d/b/a Firehawk Helicopters, Inc., B-420950, B-420982, B-421019, Nov 18, 2022.  (November 25, 2022)

Blue Rose Consulting Group, Inc., B-421229, Nov 22, 2022.  (November 25, 2022)

Calhoun International, LLC, B-421047, Nov 14, 2022.  (November 25, 2022)

Monbo Group International, B-420925.2, Nov 21, 2022.  (November 25, 2022)

Court of Federal Claims

Vanquish Worldwide, LLC v. U. S. and Amentum Services,
Inc., No. 22-887C, November 21, 2022
.  (November 22, 2022)

Newimar, S.A. v. U. S. and J&J Maintenance, Inc., No. 21-cv-1897, November 17, 2022.  (November 21, 2022)

Systems Implementers, Inc. v. U. S. amd OM Group, Inc., No. 22-648, November 15, 2022 (November 17, 2022)

Connected Global Solutions, LLC and American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier Group Inc. v. U. S. and HomeSafe Alliance, LLC, No. 22-292C, 22-317C, November 15, 2022.  (November 17, 2022)

Government Accountability Office

AMD CM II, LLC, B-420834.2, Nov 15, 2022.  (November 22, 2022)

CACI, Inc.-Federal, B-420441.3, Nov 05, 2022.  (November 22, 2022)

Davis Defense Group, Inc., B-420481.2, Nov 07, 2022.  (November 22, 2022)

Tetra Tech, Inc., B-420305.7, Nov 15, 2022(November 21, 2022)

Carlsbad Operations Alliance, LLC, B-420913.2, B-420913.5, Nov 08, 2022.  (November 18, 2022)

BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Inc. v. U. S. and Metro
Machine Corp d/b/a General Dynamics NASSCO-Norfolk, No. 22-1263 C, November 16, 2022
.  (November 18, 2022)

Rice Solutions, LLC--Costs, B-420475.2, Nov 15, 2022.  (November 17, 2022)

National TRU Solutions, LLC, B-420913, B-420913.3, B-420913.4, Nov 03, 2022.  (November 16, 2022)

KPMG LLP, B-420949, B-420949.2, Nov 07, 2022(November 15, 2022)

CharDonnay Dialysis, LLC, B-420910, B-420910.2, Oct 27, 2022.  (November 10, 2022)

Meridian Knowledge Solutions, LLC, B-420906, Nov 02, 2022(November 10, 2022)

Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services, Inc.--dba Paragon Investigations, B-420908, B-420908.2, B-420908.3, B-420909, B-420909.2, B-420909.3, Oct 26, 2022.  (November 8, 2022)

Cellco Partnership dba Verizon Wireless, B-420911, Nov 01, 2022.  (November 7, 2022)

Livanta LLC, B-420970, B-420970.2, Oct 28, 2022(November 4, 2022)

Triple Canopy, Inc., B-420691.2, B-420691.3, Oct 28, 2022.  (November 4, 2022)

Orlans PC, B-420905, Oct 25, 2022.  (November 3, 2022)

Vigor Marine LLC, B-420955.2, Oct 31, 2022.  (November 2, 2022)

Caddell-Nova, JV, B-420892, B-420892.2, Oct 20, 2022(November 1, 2022)

Vysnova Partners, Inc.--Reconsideration, B-420654.4, Oct 25, 2022.  (November 1, 2022)

Castellano Cobra UTE MACC LEY 18-1982, B-420429.5, Oct 14, 2022.  (October 31, 2022)

Teya Enterprises, LLC, B-420907, Oct 24, 2022.  (October 28, 2022)

Vector Resources, Inc., B-420896, B-420896.2, Oct 18, 2022.  (October 28, 2022)

WorldWide Language Resources, Inc., B-420900, Oct 21, 2022.  (October 27, 2022)

TekSynap Corporation; Candor Solutions, LLC, B-420856, B-420856.2, B-420856.4, B-420856.5, Oct 06, 2022.  (October 27, 2022)

Cybermedia Technologies, Inc., B-420881, B-420881.2, Oct 14, 2022.  (October 27, 2022)

Guidehouse LLP; Jacobs Technology, Inc., B-420860.1, B-420860.2, B-420860.3, Oct 13, 2022.  (October 25, 2022)

eKuber Ventures, Inc., B-420877, B-420877.2, Oct 13, 2022.  (October 24, 2022)

RJH Supply, LLC, B-421043,Oct 20, 2022.   (October 24, 2022)

Court of Federal Claims

Homeland Security Solutions, Inc. v U. S., No. 22-659, October 18, 2022.  (October 19, 2022)

eSimplicity, Inc. v. U. S., No. 22-543C, October 13, 2022. (October 14, 2022) 

Government Accountability Office

Tech Marine Business, Inc., B-420872, B-420872.2, B-420872.3, Oct 14, 2022.  (October 19, 2022)

Monbo Group International--Reconsideration, B-420976.2, Oct 17, 2022.  (October 19, 2022)

ManTech Advanced Systems International, Inc., B-420509.7, Sep 29, 2022.  (October 19, 2022)

Office Depot, LLC, B-420482.2, Oct 12, 2022.  (October 17, 2022)

NOVAD Management Consulting, LLC, B-419194.9, Sep 30, 2022.  (October 17, 2022)

Tech62, Inc., B-420883, B-420883.2, Oct 03, 2022.  (October 10, 2022)

Alion Science & Technology Corporation, B-420778, B-420778.2, Aug 31, 2022.  (October 7, 2022)

Async-Nu Microsystems, Inc., B-419614.5, B-419614.6, Sep 30, 2022.  (October 7, 2022)

Barbaricum LLC, B-419826.4, Sep 23, 2022.  (October 5, 2022)

Sigma Interalbanian Vienna Insurance Group, B-420850, Oct 03, 2022.  (October 5, 2022)

Court of Federal Claims

Second Street Holdings LLC, et al. v U. S. and Cayre Jemal’s Nick LLC, No. 22-cv-00253, October 4, 2022.  (October 5, 2022)



Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Intelligent Investments, Inc. v. U. S., 2021-2310, November 18, 2022(November 21, 2022)

Court of Federal Claims

OXY USA Inc., CITGO Petroleum Corporation v. U. S., No. 19-694C, November 17, 2022.  (November 21, 2022)

Civilian Board of Contract Appeals

CESC Mall, Inc. et sec  v. U. S., CBCA 7359, 7360, 7361, 7362, 7363, 7364, November 10, 2022.  (November 21, 2022)

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

Selevive Group, LC, ASBCA Nos. 63292, 63293, October 18, 2022 (November 14, 2022)

Court of Federal Claims

THE CENTECH GROUP, INC. v. U. S., No. 19-1752, November 8, 2022.  (November 9, 2022)

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

WSP USA Solutions Inc., ASBCA No. 62674,  October 13, 2022(November 7, 2022)

Phylway Construction, LLC, ASBCA No. 62961, October 11, 2022.  (November 7, 2022)

Quality Trust, Inc., ASBCA No. 62576, October 11, 2022.  (November 7, 2022)

Trade West Construction, Inc., ASBCA, No. 61068, October 6, 2022.  (November 7, 2022)

Court of Federal Claims

ACLR, LLC v. U. S., No. 15-767C, November 2, 2022.  (November 4, 2022)

Civilian Board of Contract Appeals

Heirs of Bahawouddin, Son of Neyaz Mohammad v. U. S., CBCA 7135, October 26, 2022.  (October 31, 2022)

Ray’s Electric and General Contracting, Inc. v. U. S., CBCA 7367, October 21, 2022.  (October 31, 2022)

Mission Support Alliance, LLC v. U. S., CBCA 6477-R, October 20, 2022.  (October 31, 2022)

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

Nassar Group International N.G.I. S.A.L., (OffShore) R.C., doing business as NGI Afghanistan for Contracting, ASBCA Nos. 58451, 59465, 59701, September 29, 2022.  (October 24, 2022)

MPG West, LLC, ASBCA, Nos. 61100, 61560, 61570,  September 20, 2022.  (October 17, 2022)

Heartland Energy Partners LLC, ASBCA No. 62979,  September 12, 2022.  (October 17, 2022)

Court of Federal Claims

State of Ohio v. U. S., No. 20-288C, October 7, 2022.  (October 10, 2022)

Civilian Board of Contract Appeals

Finmarc Management, Inc. v. U. S., CBCA 7065, October 4, 2022.  (October 10, 2022)

Court of Federal Claims

Capitol Indemnity Corporation v. U. S., No. 18-916 C, October 04, 2022.  (October 6, 2022)

Capitol Indemnity Corp. v. U. S., No. 18-916 C, September 29, 2022.  (October 3, 2022)

Civilian Board of Contract Appeals

GC Columbia, LLC., CBCA 7374, September 22, 2022.  (October 3, 2022)

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

SupplyCore, Inc. ASBCA No. 63057, September 19, 2022.  (October 3, 2022)

More Legal


The Rand Corporation

Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce Analyses Update Through Fiscal Year 2021.  (November 29, 2022)

Contracting Reviews, Audits, & Assessments

General Services Administration

Ventilation Issues Persist in Unrenovated Wings of GSA Headquarters Building.  (November 29, 2022)

Department of Energy

U1a Complex Enhancements Project.  (November 29, 2022)



Department of Energy

Notice of Intent to Investigate deficiencies in the implementation of DOE’s Worker Safety and Health Program requirements.  (November 28, 2022)

Department of Justice

Ohio Company Settles False Claims Act Allegations of Billing for Non-Existent Construction Materials.  (11/21/22)

Information Technology Industry Council

ITI, Coalition of Businesses Underscore Need for Industry Engagement with New Made In America Office Director(11/21/22)

New Article

Streamlining Source Selection by Improving the Quality of Evaluation Factors (November 18, 2022)

House of Representatives

Committee Chairs Release Evidence Facial Recognition Contractor Downplayed Excessive Wait Times for Americans Seeking Unemployment Relief Funds.  (November 18, 2022)

Project on Government Oversight

The Bunker: Double-Barreled Blast at Pentagon Procurement.  (November 17, 2022)

Government Matters

Congress reauthorizes the SBIR program for three more years.  (November 17, 2022)

Department of Justice

Justice Department’s Procurement Collusion Strike Force Announces Four New National Law Enforcement Partners as it Enters its Fourth Year(November 16, 2022)

Department of Defense

Logistics Agency Working Toward G-Invoicing Compliance.  (November 15, 2022)

Department of Labor

Department and contractor reach agreement to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at Southern California locations.  (November 15, 2022)

Department of Energy

Preliminary Notice of Violation issued to contractor for violations of DOE’s Worker Safety and Health Program requirements.  (November 15, 2022)

Department of Justice

Construction Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging and Bribery.  (November 15, 2022)

Department of the Treasury

Treasury Sanctions Global Russian Military Supply Chain, Kremlin-linked Networks, and Elites with Western Fortunes.  (November 15, 2022)

Department of Justice

University Pays Over $875,000 to Resolve Allegations that It Failed to Disclose Professor’s Foreign Government Support(November 14, 2022)

Information Technology Industry Council

ITI Welcomes Rule to Promote Sustainable Procurement Practices.  (November 14, 2022)

New Article

Using AI to Reduce Performance Risk in U.S. Procurement.  (November 10, 2022)

Department of Justice

Former Air Force Contracting Specialist Sentenced to 30 Months for Bribery Scheme Involving Millions in DOD Contracts in Alaska.  (November 10, 2022)


Supply Corps Leadership Symposium accelerates Navy supply chain transformation.  (November 10, 2022)

The Brookings Institution

The National Security Grounds for Investigating Musk’s Twitter Acquisition.  (November 10, 2022)

Project on Government Oversight

The Bunker:  HOW CONTRACTORS MAKE MORE MONEY.  (November 10, 2022)

Department of Energy

Enforcement Letter issued to contractor for an incident of security concern involving improper storage and protection of classified matter at Idaho National Laboratory.  (November 9, 2022)

Department of Defense

Agency Set to Exceed Small Business, Procurement Goals (November 8, 2022)

Department of Justice

Insulation Contracting Firm Sentenced for Rigging Bids.  (November 8, 2022)

Former U.S. Military Pilot Sentenced for Acting as Paid Agent of China and Lying on National Security Background Forms.  (November 8, 2022)

Department of Energy

Allegations of Safety Concerns at the National Nuclear Security Administration Albuquerque Complex (November 7, 2022)

Department of Defense

DoD's Microelectronics Commons Takes Shape (November 7, 2022)

Joint Civilian Orientation Conference Participants Get an Inside Look at Their Military.  (November 7, 2022)

Professional Services Council

Northern Virginia Chamber and PSC Announce 2022 Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards™ Winners.  (November 7, 2022)

Government Accountability Office Bid Protests

FY 2022 bid protest data with the past 26 years of data. (November 4, 2022)

Congressional Research Service

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Who Is a
  (November 4, 2022)

The Rand Corporation

Improving the Technical Requirements Development Process for Weapon Systems - A Systems-Based Approach for Managers(November 4, 2022)

Information Technology Industry Council

ITI Provides Recommendations to Build Diverse U.S. Cyber Workforce.  (November 4, 2022)

New Article

Government Contracts Law as an Instrument of National Power: A Perspective from the Department of the Air Force by Daniel Schoeni, U.S. Air Force JAG Corps.

The Technology Modernization Fund

Development of the Next Generation Procurement List Information Management System (PLIMS) 2.0.  (November 2, 2022)

The Rand Corporation

Dog Tag Bakery: A Fresh Start for Veterans(November 2, 2022)

Department of Justice

Latham Company Pays $75,000 for Selling Counterfeit Batteries to Department of Defense.  (November 1, 2022)

Government Prime Contractor Ordered to Pay $1.1 Million for Subcontractors’ Kickback Scheme on Wounded Warrior Program.  (October 28, 2022)

Former U.S. Navy Service Member Pleads Guilty to $2 Million Insurance Fraud Scheme.  (October 28, 2022)

Contractor to Pay $3.35 Million for Alleged False Claims for Zylon Bullet Proof Vests.  (October 27, 2022)

Department of Defense

Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter died.  (October 26, 2022)

Department of Justice

Former Tribal Official Pleads Guilty to Bribery Scheme.  (October 26, 2022)

New Jersey Company to Pay $400,000 to Settle False Claims Allegations.  (October 26, 2022)

Contracting Reviews, Audits, & Assessments

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Evaluation of Hotline Complaints Regarding a PBGC Contract.  (November 25, 2022)

Government Accountability Office

U.S. Courts:  The Judiciary Should Improve Its Policies on Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Investigations.  (November 17, 2022)

Weapon System Sustainment:  Aircraft Mission Capable Goals Were Generally Not Met and Sustainment Costs Varied by Aircraft.  (November 14, 2022)

Department of Energy

Independent Assessment of Conduct of Operations at the Hanford Site Tank-Side Cesium Removal Facility.  (October 27, 2022)

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