Category Archives: Compliance

FAR Councils Publish FAC 2005-56

The FAR Councils have issued FAC 2005-56, which contains eight final rules amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation. In order of appearance, the rules are: Item I—Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program (FAR Case 2010-015); Item II—Proper Use and Management of Cost-Reimbursement … Continue reading

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DoD Finalizes Business Systems Rule

The Department of Defense has finalized, with changes, the interim rule (DFARS Case 2009-D038) that amended the DFARS to improve the effectiveness of DoD oversight over contractor business systems. The final rule, effective February 24, clarifies the definition and administration of contractor business … Continue reading

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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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