Category Archives: Compliance

FAR Rule Addresses Costs of Foreign Contractor Excise Tax

The Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration today issued a proposed rule that would amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to address the 2 percent tax on certain foreign procurements imposed by the James Zadroga … Continue reading

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SAM is Getting Closer

The System for Award Management being rolled out from acquisition.gov and encompassing 9 different acquisition systems will be phased-in beginning in May of this year (reportedly).  I know I have touched on the system previously, but I wanted to pull … Continue reading

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FAR Updates for the New Year

The FAR Councils issued FAC 2005-55 with seven rules earlier this week. Most of the changes were administrative in nature (website updates to reflect SAM instead of CCR and ORCA, etc), but there was one substantive change.  FAR 52.209-9 regarding publicly … Continue reading

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Staying Out of “The Washington Post”

The topic can be easily interchangeable with any newspaper title, but I know one of my former bosses used to always talk about bad publicity ending up in The Washington Post (assuming Congress and Contracting Officers read this publication on … Continue reading

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FAR Updated – Small Businesses Get Good News

11/02/2011 – The Federal Acquisition Regulation was revised with 10 rules under FAC 2005-54.  There are three new or substantially revised contract clauses issued with the change as well as many contract clauses that are impacted (see below): FAR 52.203-16 (new … Continue reading

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DOD and DOE Falling Short… Change is Coming

I noticed that the long-awaited www.performance.gov was finally released to the public and couldn’t help but to take a browse through the information it has started to provide.  I have been a long-time fan of transparency from sites similar to … Continue reading

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The Wonderful World of Flowdowns

There is a lot of discussion surrounding the flowdown requirements in government contracts clauses.  For good reason, this is one of those items that I hear on a regular basis.  First, there is the problem of getting your subcontractor (who … Continue reading

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