Category Archives: Compliance

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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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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DoD Announces Higher Certified Cost or Pricing Data Threshold

The Department of Defense has issued Class Deviation 2018-O0012, which raises the threshold for obtaining certified cost or pricing data to $2 million. FAR 15.403-4 sets the threshold for obtaining CCPD at $750,000. However, section 811 of the National Defense … Continue reading

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DoD Seeks Input on Implementation of NDAA FY 2018 in DFARS

A Department of Defense notice announces an early engagement opportunity regarding implementation of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (PL 115-91) within the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement. The public is invited to submit early inputs on … Continue reading

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