Category Archives: General

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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Lockheed Martin to Buy Sikorsky Aircraft for $9 Billion

Big news story today on two major government contractors. The deal is worth $9 billion. Lockheed Martin reaches deal to buy Sikorsky Aircraft | Marketplace.org. Lockheed press release. United Technologies press release.

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U.S. Supreme Court to Decide GC-Related Case Next Term

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to review a government contracts case concerning set-asides for veteran-owned small businesses.  The case is Kindgomware Technologies, Inc. v. U.S., No. 14-916. In a bid protest filed with the Government Accountability Office.  Kingdomware, … Continue reading

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