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Chief Acquisition Officers Council Annouces Open Dialogue on Improving Federal Procurement

The General Services Administration’s Office of Federal Procurement Policy announced today that the Chief Acquisition Officers Council is conducting an open dialogue to discuss improvements to the federal acquisition process. According to OFPP, the dialogue is part an ongoing effort … Continue reading

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DoD Adds Requirements Contract Clause

On Monday, the Department of Defense is set to issue a final rule (DFARS Case 2012-D057) that amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Supplement to add a new contract clause, DFARS 252.216-7010, Requirements, and its alternate. The clause will be used … Continue reading

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Air Forces Awards $1.45 Billion in Architect-Engineering Services Contracts

The Department of the Air Force has announced two major contract awards for architect-engineering services. The first award was to AECOM Technical Services Inc., of Los Angeles, California; Baker-Stanley-Cardno Joint Venture, of Moon Townside, Pennsylvania; OTIE-RS&H Joint Venture, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; … Continue reading

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GSA Proposes Expansion of Groups Eligible to Purchase from FSS

The General Services Administration today issued a proposed rule that would provide increased access to GSA’s Federal Supply Schedules. The rule would implement a number of statutory provisions to provide increased FSS access to: the American National Red Cross; other … Continue reading

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Order Prohibits Retaliation for Disclosing Compensation Information

President Obama today signed an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from retaliating against employees who choose to discuss their compensation. The order is designed to promote economy and efficiency in federal procurement and to reinforce the civil rights laws that … Continue reading

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Former Navy Contractor VP Pleads Guilty to Bribery Charges

The Department of Justice has announced that a former vice president of a Chesapeake, Virginia, government contractor pleaded guilty to conspiracy to pay bribes to public officials in exchange for favorable treatment in connection with government contract work. According to a … Continue reading

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DoD Adds Performance-Based Payments Contract Clauses

On Monday, the Department of Defense is set to issue a final rule (DFARS Case 2011-D045) that amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Supplement to address performance-based payments. The rule provides detailed guidance and instructions on the use of the performance-based … Continue reading

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