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2019 Contractor Minimum Wage Increased to $10.60

The Department of Labor has announced the 2019 minimum wage rate for contracts covered by Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors. The 2014 executive order raised the hourly minimum wage paid by contractors to workers performing work … Continue reading

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NDAA FY 2019 Signed into Law with Strong Bipartisan Support

Today, President Trump signed into law the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (H.R. 5515). The bill passed both houses with broad bipartisan support. The House approved the bill by a vote of 359 to … Continue reading

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FAC 2005-99’s Interim Rules Implement NDAA Requirements

Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-99, issued June 15, contains two interim rules amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Item I—Use of Products and Services of Kaspersky Lab (FAR Case 2018-010) implements section 1634 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year … Continue reading

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DoD Picks Up Pace With Acquisition Rulemaking

The Department of Defense on May 30 issued eight final rules amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Supplement. Five rules implement recommendations from the DoD Regulatory Reform Task Force, while three rules implement sections of fiscal year National Defense Authorization Acts. … Continue reading

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GAO Updates Guide to Bid Protests

The Government Accountability Office has issued the tenth edition of Bid Protests at GAO: A Descriptive Guide. GAO issued the guide to aid those interested in the bid protest process. This edition incorporates changes to GAO’s Bid Protest Regulations set … Continue reading

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Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds Raised by DoD

Department of Defense Class Deviation 2018-O0013 raises micro-purchase and simplified acquisition thresholds and revises the special emergency procurement authority. The deviation raises the DoD micro-purchase threshold to $5,000, except the threshold is $10,000 for certain DoD research program and laboratory … Continue reading

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SBA Seeks Comments on Revised Size Standards Methodology

A Small Business Administration notice advises the public that the agency has revised its white paper, entitled “SBA’s Size Standards Methodology,” which describes the SBA’s methodology for establishing, reviewing and adjusting its small business size standards pursuant to the Small … Continue reading

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