Category Archives: Compliance

Order Prohibits Retaliation for Disclosing Compensation Information

President Obama today signed an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from retaliating against employees who choose to discuss their compensation. The order is designed to promote economy and efficiency in federal procurement and to reinforce the civil rights laws that … Continue reading

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DoD Adds Performance-Based Payments Contract Clauses

On Monday, the Department of Defense is set to issue a final rule (DFARS Case 2011-D045) that amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Supplement to address performance-based payments. The rule provides detailed guidance and instructions on the use of the performance-based … Continue reading

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Court Rejects Industry Group’s Attempt to Halt OFCCP Regulations

An attempt by Associated Builders and Contractors to stop a final rule issued by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs that requires contractors and subcontractors, including construction contractors, to establish a seven percent utilization goal for the employment of … Continue reading

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OFCCP Launches Community Resources Database

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has launched a new database to help government contractors find qualified workers with disabilities and veterans, and to assist contractors with establishing relationships with national organizations and local community groups that are available … Continue reading

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New Clause for FSS Contracts Requires Digital Certificate Purchase

The General Services Administration has finalized, without change, a proposed rule amending the GSA Acquisition Regulation. The March 13, 2014, final rule, Electronic Contracting Initiative, adds a new clause at GSAR 552.238-81, Modifications (Federal Supply Schedule). The new clause will be used in … Continue reading

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DoD Holding Meeting on Counterfeit Electronic Parts Rule

The Department of Defense is hosting a public meeting to obtain the views of experts and interested parties regarding further implementation of the requirement for detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts, as set forth in Section 818 of the … Continue reading

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NASA Creates Checklist for Solicitations Requiring Certified Cost or Pricing Data

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is amending its acquisition regulations to add a proposal adequacy checklist. The NASA contracting officer will insert the checklist in solicitations that require the submission of certified cost or pricing data.  The new solicitation provision, … Continue reading

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