Category Archives: General

Section 809 Panel Issues Volume I of Final Report

The Section 809 Panel, the Department of Defense’s advisory panel on streamlining and codifying acquisition regulations, issued Volume I of its Final Report. The report contains recommendations to update DoD’s process for acquiring information technology business systems, streamline auditing requirements, … Continue reading

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FAC 2005-96 Rescinds Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rule

A final rule, FAR Case 2017-015, issued in Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-96, amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation to rescind the FAR Case 2014-025 final rule entitled Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, which was issued in FAC 2005-90 on August 25, … Continue reading

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2018 Contractor Minimum Wage Increased to $10.35

The Department of Labor has announced the 2018 minimum wage rate for contracts covered by Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors. The 2014 order raised the hourly minimum wage paid by contractors to workers performing work on … Continue reading

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Comments on Impact of FTAs on Procurement Markets Requested

The Department of Commerce and the Office of the United States Trade Representative are conducting industry outreach to better understand how the government’s procurement obligations under free trade agreements and the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement affect manufacturer … Continue reading

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New Administration Expected to Bring Significant Legal and Regulatory Changes

Wolters Kluwer has prepared a white paper addressing the expected legal and regulatory impact of the incoming Trump administration, including the effect on government contracts. You can download the white paper here.

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Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces FAR Rule Enjoined

One day before an October 25, 2016, effective date, the District Court for the Eastern District of Texas enjoined on a nationwide basis the implementation of portions of the final rule issued in FAC 2005-90 and related Department of Labor … Continue reading

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FAC 2005-90 Finalizes Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rule

The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council has issued Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-90, which contains one final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation. The rule, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (FAR Case 2014-025), implements Executive Order 13673 (as amended by E.O. 13683 … Continue reading

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