Category Archives: General

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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GAO Report Seeks Improvement in DoD Major System Acquisitions

A report issued by the Government Accountability Office, Joint Action Needed by DOD and Congress to Improve Outcomes, examines the acquisition of major defense systems and makes recommendations for improving the procurement processes of these systems. The report discusses: the … Continue reading

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FAR Acquisition Thresholds Updated

The FAR Case 2014-022 final rule issued with Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83, which goes into effect today, updates the acquisition-related thresholds prescribed in the Federal Acquisition Regulation. The rule implements 41 USC 1908, which requires an adjustment for inflation every … Continue reading

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Executive Order Mandates Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

President Obama has issued Executive Order 13706, Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors. The EO ensures contractor employees can earn up to 7 days or more of paid sick leave annually. The new policy brings contractor employee benefits in … Continue reading

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