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Office of Federal Procurement Policy

Application of Cost Accounting Standards to Indefinite Delivery Vehicles (June 18, 2024)   

Office of Federal Procurement Policy

Guidance Addressing Contracting Officer Representative Policies.  (June 18, 2024)   


Federal Acquisition Regulation

Agency Information Collection Activities

Past Performance Information (June 17, 2024)   

Department of Energy

Acquisition Guide, Chapter 7.1, Acquisition Planning (June 17, 2024) 

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Small Business Administration

SBA Announces Extension of Moratorium on 8(a) Eligibility Requirement for Small Disadvantaged Businesses (June 12, 2024)

1-Year Extension of WOSB Program Recertification (June 12, 2024)  

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2023-013:  HUBZone Program.  (June 7, 2024)

FAR Case 2023-001:  Subcontracting to Puerto Rican and Covered Territory Small Businesses.  (June 7, 2024)

General Services Administration

GSA finalizes single-use plastic packaging rule for Federal Supply Schedule June 06, 2024 (June 7, 2024)

Department of Energy

Clean Energy for New Federal Buildings and Major Renovations of Federal Buildings; Correction (June 6, 2024)  

General Services Administration

GSAR Case 2022-G517:  Reduction of Single-Use Plastic Packaging.  (June 6, 2024)  

Small Business Administration

Eliminating Self-Certification for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (June 6, 2024)

Department of Defense

Government Accountability Office Audit Finding: Greater Use of Defense Contract Management Agency to Review Indemnification Requests (June 6, 2024)

Department of Energy

Large Capital ProjectsSeminar (June 3, 2024)

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Office of Federal Procurement Policy

Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A-137:  Strategic Management of Acquisition Data and Information.  (May 30, 2024)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement

DFARS Case 2023-D010:  Data Requirements for Commercial Products for Major Weapon Systems.  (May 30, 2024)

DFARS Case 2021–D022:  Limitation on the Acquisition of Certain Goods Other Than United States Goods.  (May 30, 2024)

DFARS Case 2021-D015:  Restriction on Certain Metal Products.  (May 30, 2024)

Technical Amendments.   (May 30, 2024)

Proposed

DFARS Case 2024-D004:  Pilot Program to Incentivize Contracting with Employee-Owned Businesses.  (May 30, 2024)

DFARS Case 2024-D006:  Procurement Technical Assistance Program.  (May 30, 2024)

Department of Defense

Assessing Contractor Implementation of Cybersecurity Requirements (May 28, 2024)

Required Conventions and Electronic Data Capture for Exhibit Line Items.   (May 28, 2024)

Office of Government Ethics

Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Restrictions; Revision of Departmental Component Designations  (May 28, 2024)

Department of State

Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures Against Foreign Persons, Including a Ban on U.S. Government Procurement (May 28, 2024)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Agency Information Collection Activities

Reporting Executive Compensation and First-tier Subcontract Awards (May 24, 2024) 

Department of Defense

Class Deviation 2024-O0013, Revision 1:  Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting.  (May 24, 2024)

Defense Industrial Base Adoption of Artificial Intelligence for Defense Applications (May 21, 2024) 

General Services Administration

GSA Bulletin ETS 24-01:  Transition to E-Gov Travel Service, Next Generation.  (May 21, 2024) 

USAID Acquisition Regulation

Administrative Updates: Correction (May 21, 2024) 

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Agency Information Collection Activities

Progress Payments, SF 1443 (May 20, 2024) 

Department of Defense

Considerations Regarding the Acquisition of Firearms (May 20, 2024) 

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Procurement List (May 17, 2024) 

Office of Government Ethics

Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (May 17, 2024) 

Department of State

Proposed Establishment of Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (May 17, 2024) 

Small Business Administration

Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program Updates and Clarifications(May 16, 2024)  

Department of Defense

Governmentwide Commercial Purchase Card Agency Program Management Office(May 16, 2024)   

General Services Administration

Supplement 2 to MV-2023-02; Ensuring Only Approved Software is Acquired and Used at GSA(May 16, 2024)   

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Earlier

Protests

Government Accountability Office

Sea Box, Inc., B-422234.4, Jun 13, 2024 (June 17, 2024)

Court of Federal Claims

Trumble Construction Inc., v. U. S. and Pacific Tech Construction, Inc., Case No. 24-164 C, June 12, 2024.  (June 13, 2024)

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Percipient Inc. v. U. S. and CACI, Inc.-Federal, 2023-1970, June 7, 2024.  (June 10, 2024)

Government Accountability Office

Loyal Source Government Services, LLC, B-420959.14, Jun 07, 2024 (June 14, 2024) 

Advanced Logistics Partners, Inc., B-422051.2, B-422051.3, Jun 04, 2024.  (June 12, 2024)

Home EC, Inc. d/b/a Connect Homes, B-422542.2, Jun 07, 2024.  (June 11, 2024)

Tiya Support Services, LLC, B-421538.3, May 24, 2024 (June 7, 2024) 

Court of Federal Claims

Safal Partners LLC v. U. S. and Synergy Enterprises, Inc., No. 24-351, June 11, 2024.  (June 12, 2024)

FOX Logistics and Construction Company, No. 18-1395 C, May 31, 2024 (June 4, 2024)

Government Accountability Office

Repeat Consultants International, LLC, -- Advisory Opinion, B-421772.5, May 09, 2024 (June 6, 2024) 

Spatial Front, Inc., B-422058.2, B-422058.3, May 21, 2024 (May 31, 2024)

WJM Professional Services, LLC, B-422328.2, May 28, 2024 (May 31, 2024)

SOS International, LLC, B-422410, May 28, 2024 (May 31, 2024)

Pitney Bowes, Inc., B-422528, May 23, 2024 (May 31, 2024)

Security Logistics Intelligence Construction Engineering Company, B-422390, May 28, 2024(May 30, 2024)

Arkel International, LLC, B-422014.2, May 22, 2024(May 30, 2024)

ARiA, B-422365, B-422365.2, B-422365.3, May 28, 2024 (May 29, 2024).

Court of Federal Claims

Crowley Government Services, Inc. v. U. S., No. 23-2172, May 24, 2024.  (May 28, 2024)

Anders Construction, Inc. v. U. S.,  No. 23-759, May 22, 2024 (May 23, 2024)

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Michael Stapleton Associates v. U. S., 2023-1273, 2023-1519, May 20, 2024 (May 21, 2024) 

Government Accountability Office

Computer World Services Corporation, B-422025.5, May 14, 2024 (May 28, 2024)

Salvadorini Consulting, LLC, B-422376, May 16, 2024 (May 28, 2024)

WILLCOR Inc. B-422358, May 22, 2024 (May 24, 2024)

Sysco Central Texas, Inc., B-422356, May 08, 2024 (May 21, 2024) 

Atlantic Diving Supply, Inc., B-421979.4, May 07, 2024 (May 20, 2024)  

Spry Methods, Inc.; Castalia Systems, LLC, B-421640.3, B-421640.4, B-421640.5, B-421640.6, Apr 17, 2024 (May 17, 2024)

Atlantic Diving Supply, Inc., B-421979.4, May 07, 2024 (May 20, 2024) 

Court of Federal Claims

Kearney & Company, P.C. v. U. S., Nos. 24-162 & 24-201, May 16, 2024 (May 17, 2024

Government Accountability Office

Two Knights Defense, LLC, B-421053.2, Apr 30, 2024(May 16, 2024)   

American Eagle Protection Services Corporation, B-422346, May 07, 2024 (May 14, 2024) 

Quadrant Training Solutions, JV, B-422339, May 07, 2024.  (May 14, 2024)

ITility, LLC,  B-421871.3, B-421871.4, May 03, 2024 (May 10, 2024) 

Koniag Technology Solutions, LLC -- Reconsideration, B-421937.2, May 07, 2024 (May 10, 2024) 


Earlier

Disputes

Civilian Board of Contract Appeals

HELF Investments and Los Portales Associates, LP, v. U. S., CBCA 7980, 7981, 7982, June 7, 2024 (June 17, 2024)

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

Red Bobtail Transportation, ASBCA No. 63771, May 23, 2024.  (June 10, 2024)

GLJ, Inc., ASBCA No. 62964, May 7, 2024 (June 3, 2024)

Herman JCG Co. JV1, ASBCA No. 63235, May 9, 2024 (June 3, 2024)

US Pan American Solutions, LLC, ASBCA No. 63743, May 13, 2024 (June 3, 2024)

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

The Portland Mint, 2022-2154, May 30, 2024(May 31, 2024)

Court of Federal Claims

Reliability and Performance Technologies, LLC, No. 22-13, May 23, 2024  (May 28, 2024)

Civilian Board of Contract Appeals

Parsons Government Services, Inc., CBCA 7822, May 10, 2024 (May 28, 2024)

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

A4 Construction Company, Inc. ASBCA Nos. 63252, 63456, 63626, April 29, 2024 (May 28, 2024)

DLT Solutions, LLC, ASBCA No. 63069, April 29, 2024 (May 28, 2024)

Korte Construction Company, ASBCA No. 63148, May 6, 2024 (May 28, 2024)

Konecranes Nuclear Equipment & Services, LLC, ASBCA Nos. 62797, 62827, May 7, 2024 (May 28, 2024)

Court of Federal Claims

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp, No. 21-2327, May 22, 2024 (May 23, 2024)

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

MPG West, LLC, 2023-1430, May 17, 2024 (May 20, 2024)

Court of Federal Claims

Peraton, Inc., No. 23-1539, May 10, 2024 (May 14, 2024) 

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News

Department of Justice

Consulting Companies to Pay $11.3M for Failing to Comply with Cybersecurity Requirements in Federally Funded Contract (June 18, 2024)    

Contracting Reviews, Audits, & Assessments

Government Accountability Office

Weapon Systems Annual Assessment:DOD Is Not Yet Well-Positioned to Field Systems with Speed.  (June 18, 2024)    


Earlier

Coast Guard

Coast Guard acquisition excellence honored at DHS awards ceremony.  (June 17, 2024)

IBM Center for The Business of Government

Navigating Technological Frontiers for the U.S. Navy.  (June 17, 2024)

Council of Defense and Space Industry Associations

Public Comments by the Council of Defense and Space Industry Associations on FAR part 40, RFI.  (June 17, 2024)

Department of Justice

Company Pays False Claims Act Damages for Receiving Brass Shell Casings from Fort Drum.  (June 17, 2024)

Department of Energy

NNSA awards Pantex Management and Operating contract .  (June 14, 2024)

General Services Administration

GSA Multiple Award Schedule update reduces barriers and costs for buyers and sellers of software licenses. (June 14, 2024)

Department of Justice

Former Navy Civilian Employee Pleads Guilty to Bribery Involving Government Contracts Worth Hundreds of Millions (June 12, 2024)

Couple Sentenced for Operating Fraudulent Rideshare Company for Soldiers (June 12, 2024)

Article

Postscript: The Protest Process by Vernon J. Edwards.  (June 7, 2024)

News

Department of Labor

Contractor resolves alleged hiring discrimination, pays $1.1M in back wages, interest to affected Black, Hispanic jobseekers.  (June 7, 2024) 

Department of Justice

Former Public Official Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Wire and Honest Services Fraud.  (June 7, 2024) 

Former Vice President and employee of Florida aircraft parts broker sentenced to prison for aircraft parts fraud.  (June 7, 2024)

Department of Labor

Contractor will pay $104K to resolve alleged hiring discrimination.  (June 6, 2024) 

Federal Acquisition Institute

Acquisition Today.  (June 6, 2024) 

Department of Defense

DOD Kicks Off Improved Household Goods Shipment Program.  (June 5, 2024)

Department of Justice

Retired Navy Admiral and Business Executives Arrested in Connection with Alleged Bribery Scheme.  (June 3, 2024)

IBM Center for The Business of Government

Bridging the Gap: Unlocking the AI Decision Advantage for Defense (June 3, 2024)

The Acquisition Innovation Research Center

Assessing Contractor Labor Law Violations Responsibility and Debarment (June 3, 2024)

Department of Justice

Executive and Southern Illinois Contractor Plead Guilty to Rigging Construction Project Bids.  (May 30, 2024)

Former CIA Officer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Espionage.   (May 28, 2024)

Mississippi Man Admits $51 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme Involving Durable Medical Equipment, Genetic Cancer Screening Tests, and Compounded Medications.  (May 28, 2024)

Former Program Director at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights and Nephew Arrested in Kickback Scheme.  (May 23, 2024)

Article

Contracting For Services: Part I—Conceptual Definition And Model by Vernon J. Edwards.  (May 23, 2024)

Department of Justice

Government Contractor Settles Claims That It Billed for Personnel Who Lacked Required Security Clearances.  (May 21, 2024) 

Former Construction Contractor Sentenced for Crimes Involving Fort Drum Contracts.  (May 20, 2024)

The Coalition for Government Procurement

The Benefits of “Best Value” for Small Businesses in the Federal Market.  (May 20, 2024)

Department of Justice

Former Chester Housing Authority Director of Public Housing, His Chief Assistant, and Contractor Sentenced for Bribery and Fraud Schemes.  (May 16, 2024)   

Federal Acquisition Institute

Acquisition Today.  (May 16, 2024) 


Earlier

Contracting Reviews, Audits, & Assessments

Government Accountability Office

National Science Foundation:  Five Major Facilities Projects Experienced Delays.   (June 13, 2024)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Ineffective Use and Oversight of Medical Surgical Prime Vendor Program Led to Increased Spending.  (June 12, 2024)  

The Coalition for Government Procurement

What is the Trajectory of the ASCEND BPA?  (June 10, 2024)

National Aeronautics and Space and Space Administration

NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS).  (June 10, 2024)

Department of Defense

Special Report:  Summary of Prior DoD Office of Inspector General Contract Pricing Audits and Other Reviews.  (June 7, 2024)

Department of Energy

Independent Assessment of Safety Culture Survey Methods and Interpretation at Sandia National Laboratories.  (June 6, 2024)   

Department of Energy

Independent Assessment of Conduct of Operations at the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant.  (May 30, 2024)

Government Accountability Office

Navy Frigate:  Unstable Design Has Stalled Construction and Compromised Delivery Schedules.  (May 30, 2024)

National Nuclear Security Administration:  Improvements Needed for Overseeing Contractor Workforce Recruitment and Retention Efforts.  (May 30, 2024)

Department of Defense

Audit of the Army’s Management of Army Prepositioned Stock–5 Equipment.  (May 30, 2024)

Government Accountability Office

Contract Financing: Factors That Influence the Use of Financing Methods and DOD's Progress on Proposed Actions.  (May 23, 2024)

Department of Energy

Independent Assessment of Nuclear Criticality Safety Program and Controls at the Y-12 National Security Complex.  (May 21, 2024) 

Government Accountability Office

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter:Program Continues to Encounter Production Issues and Modernization Delays.  (May 20, 2024)

Decarbonization:  Opportunities Exist to Improve the Department of Energy's Management of Risks to Carbon Capture Projects (May 17, 2024)

Congressional Research Service

Federal Contracting by Veteran-Owned Small Businesses:  An Overview and Analysis of Contemporary Issues.  (May 15, 2024)   

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