Category Archives: Compliance

Negligent Audit Claim Barred by Discretionary Function Exception

The District Court for the District of Delaware granted the government’s motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction because a contractor’s allegations the Defense Contract Audit Agency violated the Federal Tort Claims Act were barred by the discretionary function exception. … Continue reading

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FAR Rule Implements Equal Employment Opportunity Executive Order

The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council have issued FAC 2005-81, which contains one interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation. The rule, “Further Amendments to Equal Employment Opportunity” (FAR Case 2015-013), adds employment protections based … Continue reading

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FAR Class Deviation to Resolve Conflicting Contractor T’s & C’s

The General Services Administration is requesting feedback on a proposed class deviation to the Federal Acquisition Regulation and the General Services Acquisition Regulation to address common Commercial Supplier Agreement terms that are inconsistent with federal law. CSAs are standard forms … Continue reading

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GSA Proposes New Reporting Requirements for FSS and GWAC Vendors

A proposed rule would amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation to add clauses requiring vendors to report transactional data from orders and prices paid by ordering activities. Under a new clause, vendors would be required to report, through an online … Continue reading

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OSC Proposal Would Extend Whistleblower Protections to Contractors

The Office of Special Counsel has proposed an expansion of its regulations to add federal contractors, subcontractors, and grantees to the list those who can blow the whistle on federal government wrongdoing and expect protection after doing so. The regulatory … Continue reading

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Interim Rule Establishes Minimum Wage for Contractors

Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-79 contains an interim rule that amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors, and a related rule issued by the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of … Continue reading

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DoD Issues Forward Pricing Rate Proposal Adequacy Checklist

A final rule issued by the Department of Defense amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to provide guidance to contractors on submitting forward pricing rate proposals. The DFARS Case 2012-D035 rule seeks to ensure that FPRPs are thorough, accurate, and complete. Revised DFARS 215.403-5 directs contracting officers … Continue reading

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