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FAR Councils Issue FAC 2019-05

Federal Acquisition Circular 2019-05 contains an interim rule that implements Section 889(a)(1)(A) of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (PL 115-232), which prohibits the head of an executive agency, on or after August 13, 2019, from procuring any … Continue reading

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DoD Issues Five Final Rules Amending the DFARS

The Department of Defense has issued five final rules that amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement. All but one of the rules have a June 28, 2019, effective date. Only One Offer. The rule in DFARS Case 2017-D009 (84 FR 30947) … Continue reading

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GAO Releases FY 2018 Bid Protest Statistics

The Government Accountability Office has released its Bid Protest Annual Report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2018. According to the report, GAO received 2,607 cases in the 2018 fiscal year, consisting of 2,474 protests, 55 cost claims, and 78 requests … Continue reading

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FAR Council Previews Upcoming Rules

The Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration have issued a semiannual regulatory agenda for the Federal Acquisition Regulation. The agenda provides summary descriptions of regulations being developed by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and … Continue reading

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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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