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Interim Rule Establishes Minimum Wage for Contractors

Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-79 contains an interim rule that amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors, and a related rule issued by the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of … Continue reading

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DoD Issues Forward Pricing Rate Proposal Adequacy Checklist

A final rule issued by the Department of Defense amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to provide guidance to contractors on submitting forward pricing rate proposals. The DFARS Case 2012-D035 rule seeks to ensure that FPRPs are thorough, accurate, and complete. Revised DFARS 215.403-5 directs contracting officers … Continue reading

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Inflation Adjustments to FAR Thresholds Proposed

The Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration are proposing  to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to further implement 41 USC 1908, which requires the government to adjust acquisition-related thresholds every five years for inflation … Continue reading

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DoD Announces $4.1 Billion Lockheed F-35 Aircraft Buy

The Department of Defense has announced that Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., of Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $4,123,746,486 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive firm-target contract for the production of 43 Low Rate Initial Production … Continue reading

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Army Announces $1.3 Billion in Helicopter Purchases from Sikorsky

The Department of Defense has announced that the Department of the Army has issued two contract modifications to Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., of Stratford, Connecticut. The first modification, valued at $771,957,753, is for 41 UH-60M helicopters, 24 HH-60M helicopters, and associated support … Continue reading

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GAO Announces 5% Increase in Bid Protests for FY 2014, 13% Sustain Rate

The Government Accountability Office has released its Bid Protest Annual Report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2014.  In addition to providing data concerning GAO’s overall protest filings for the fiscal year, the report includes information on each instance in which an agency did … Continue reading

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Government Recovered Nearly $6 Billion from False Claims Cases

The Justice Department has announced that the federal government recovered $5.69 billion from False Claims Act cases in fiscal year 2014. According to a DOJ press release, this is the first annual recovery to exceed $5 billion. Although mortgage, housing … Continue reading

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