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Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

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Federal Acquisition Regulation

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Subcontracting Plans (November 15, 2018)

General Services Acquisition Regulation

GSAR Case 2017-G503:  Removing Duplicative Responsibility Determination Guidance.  (November 14, 2018)

Department of Defense

FY18 Procurement Management Review "Year in Review" Newsletter (November 12, 2018)

Department of Labor

Opinion Letter, Wage and Hour Division.  (November 9, 2018)

General Services Acquisition Regulation

GSAR Case 2015-G506:  Adoption of Construction Project Delivery Method Involving Early Industry Engagement - Construction Manager as Constructor.  (November 8, 2018)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Case 2017-020:  Ombudsman for Indefinite Delivery Contracts.  (November 1, 2018)

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Bid Protests

Court of Federal Claims

Joint Venture, certified Cost Accounting Syetem.  See Metrica Team Venture v. U. S., No. 18-1100C, November 16, 2018 (November 19, 2018)


Don Mansfield

Are Small Business Concerns; Nontraditional Contractors? Read.

Wifcon Blog

Congress Passes Too Much Acquisition Legislation.  Read.

Emptor Cautus

Acquisition Reform ― It’s Soylent Green!  Read.

Bob Antonio

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

Earlier Bid Protests

Government Accountability Office

Waiver of organizational conflict of interest.  See Dell Services Federal Government, Inc. B-414461.6: Oct 12, 2018 (November 16, 2018)

IFB, constructive acknowledgement of amendment to solicitation.  See  Mark Dunning Industries, Inc. B-415890.2, B-415890.3: Nov 5, 2018 (November 12, 2018)

Biased evaluator.  See Sevatec, Inc. B-416617, B-416617.2: Nov 1, 2018 (November 9, 2018)

Court of Federal Claims

Template for evaluating an override determination.  See Safeguard Base Operations, LLC v. U. S. and B&O Joint Venture, LLC, No. 18-1515C, November 5, 2018 (November 7, 2018)

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Contracting News

Department of Energy

Assessment of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Construction Quality (November 20, 2018)

Contracting Audits

Government Accountability Office

Navy Readiness: Actions Needed to Address Costly Maintenance Delays Facing the Attack Submarine Fleet (November 20, 2018)


Contracting News

Department of Energy

Notice of Intent to Investigate issued (November 16, 2018)

Department of Justice

Three Contractors Agree to Plead Guilty and Pay a Total of $236 Million in Criminal Fines and Civil Damages (November 15, 2018)

Department of Labor

Federal Contractor Agrees to Pay $72,000 in Back Wages to Settle Alleged Hiring Discrimination (November 14, 2018)

Department of Justice

Two Airlines Agree to Pay $5.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations for Falsely Reporting Delivery Times of U.S. Mail Transported Internationally (November 14, 2018)

Former U.S. Navy Captain Pleads Guilty and Former Master Chief Petty Officer Sentenced in Sweeping U.S. Navy Corruption and Fraud Probe (November 14, 2018)

Small Business Administration

Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Face More Financing Challenges than Non-Veteran Small Businesses (November 12, 2018)

Department of Energy

Enforcement letter issued (November 8, 2018)

Department of Justice

Two Employees of South Korean Conglomerate Charged with Defrauding U.S. Government in Army Base Construction (November 9, 2018)

Former Recruiter of U.S. Military Language Interpreters Indicted (November 8, 2018)

Granite Bay Man Pleads Guilty to Multi-Million Dollar Product Substitution Fraud on Federal Government Agencies (November 7, 2018)

Contractor Agrees to Pay $31.65 Million for Overbilling U.S. Air Force in Civil and Criminal Settlements (November 5, 2018)

Department Recovers $2.8 Million for 443 Employees Of Federal Contractor in New York and New Jersey After Investigation (November 1, 2018)

The Rand Corporation

Career Paths in the Army Civilian Workforce (November 1, 2018)

Contracting Audits

Department of Defense

Evaluation of Contracting Officer Actions on Contractor Pricing Proposals Deemed Inadequate by Defense Contract Audit Agency (November 19, 2018)

Government Accountability Office

Federal Personal Property: GSA and VA Have Opportunities to Improve the Exchange Sale Process (November 19, 2018)

Defense Contracting: DOD Should Clarify Criteria for Using Lowest Price Technically Acceptable Process (November 14, 2018)

Defense Real Property: DOD Needs to Take Additional Actions to Improve Management of Its Inventory Data (November 14, 2018)

VA Medical Centers: VA Should Establish Goals and Measures to Enable Improved Oversight of Facilities' Conditions (November 14, 2018)

Department of the Interior

Passenger Ferry Service to Fort Sumter National Monument Met Federal Safety Requirements (November 9, 2018)

Department of Defense

DoD Oversight of Bilateral Agreements With the Republic of the Philippines (November 9, 2018)

Government Accountability Office

Inland Waterways: Actions Needed to Increase Budget Transparency and Contracting Efficiency (November 8, 2018)

Federal Real Property Asset Management: Agencies Could Benefit from Additional Information on Leading Practices (November 6, 2018)

Department of Justice

Audit of the Justice Management Division Task Orders Awarded to CACI, Inc.—Commercial.  (November 5, 2018)

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