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Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces FAR Rule Enjoined

One day before an October 25, 2016, effective date, the District Court for the Eastern District of Texas enjoined on a nationwide basis the implementation of portions of the final rule issued in FAC 2005-90 and related Department of Labor … Continue reading

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2017 Contractor Minimum Wage Increased to $10.20

The Department of Labor has announced the 2017 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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DFARS Rule Clarifies Allowability of Costs Related to Counterfeit Electronic Parts

The Department of Defense has finalized its proposed rule addressing the allowability of costs of counterfeit electronic parts or suspect counterfeit electronic parts and the cost of rework or corrective action. The final rule in DFARS Case 2016-D004 amends the … Continue reading

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FAC 2005-90 Finalizes Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rule

The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council has issued Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-90, which contains one final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation. The rule, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (FAR Case 2014-025), implements Executive Order 13673 (as amended by E.O. 13683 … Continue reading

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DFARS Rule on Use of Trusted Sources for Electronic Parts Finalized

The Department of Defense has finalized the rule in DFARS Case 2014-D005, Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts—Further Implementation, which addresses required sources of electronic parts for defense contractors and subcontractors. The new requirements are added at revised DFARS … Continue reading

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SBA Creates Mentor-Protégé Program for All Small Businesses

A July 25, 2016, rule issued by the Small Business Administration finalizes, with changes, a proposed rule creating a comprehensive new mentor-protégé program for all small businesses. The rule implements provisions of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (PL 111-240) … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Rejects Limits on VOSB Set-Asides

Reversing the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Supreme Court held the requirement for the Department of Veterans Affairs to use Rule of Two set-aside procedures is not limited to contracts necessary to meet the VA’s veteran-owned small … Continue reading

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