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Rule to Require Reporting of Untimely Subcontractor Payments

A proposed rule would amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to require prime contractors to self-report reduced or untimely payments to small business subcontractors. The rule would implement section 1334 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (PL 111-240), which … Continue reading

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Proposed FAR Rule Prohibits Whistleblower Confidentiality Agreements

A proposed rule would amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to remove restrictions on the ability of contractor employees and subcontractors to report waste, fraud, or abuse to the government. The proposed rule implements section 743 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing … Continue reading

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DOJ Recovers Over $3.5 Billion from False Claims Act Cases in FY 2015

The Department of Justice announced today that it obtained more than $3.5 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015. This is the fourth … Continue reading

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GAO Report Seeks Improvement in DoD Major System Acquisitions

A report issued by the Government Accountability Office, Joint Action Needed by DOD and Congress to Improve Outcomes, examines the acquisition of major defense systems and makes recommendations for improving the procurement processes of these systems. The report discusses: the … Continue reading

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SBA Proposes Credit for Lower Tier Small Business Subcontracting

The Small Business Administration is proposing revisions to its small business size regulations at SBA Part 121. A proposed rule would allow an other than small prime contractor that has an individual subcontracting plan to receive credit towards its small business … Continue reading

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FAR Acquisition Thresholds Updated

The FAR Case 2014-022 final rule issued with Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83, which goes into effect today, updates the acquisition-related thresholds prescribed in the Federal Acquisition Regulation. The rule implements 41 USC 1908, which requires an adjustment for inflation every … Continue reading

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DOL Announces 2016 Contractor Minimum Wage Rate

The Department of Labor has announced the 2016 minimum wage rate to be paid to workers performing work on or in connection with federal contracts covered by Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors. The 2014 executive order raised … Continue reading

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