Category Archives: FAR

GAO Seeks Improvements to Contractor Whistleblower Pilot Program

A report issued by the Government Accountability Office recommends improvements to the Pilot Program for Enhancement of Contractor Employee Whistleblower Protections. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (PL 112-239) added 41 USC 4712 to create a four-year … Continue reading

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2017 NDAA Creates New Defense CAS Board

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (PL 114-328) establishes a new Cost Accounting Standards Board specific to the Department of Defense. Section 820 of the NDAA adds 10 USC 190 to create a seven-member panel chaired by … Continue reading

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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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Cost of Administering a Government Contract: $907

A May 12, 2016, proposed rule issued by the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration estimates that it costs the government $907 to award and administer a contract. The rule proposes to amend the Federal Acquisition … Continue reading

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Executive Compensation Benchmark Amount Increased

An Office of Management and Budget, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, notice sets the maximum executive compensation benchmark amount allowable under government contracts for fiscal years 2013 and 2014 at $980,796 and $1,144,888, respectively. As required by Section 39 of the … Continue reading

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Rule to Require Reporting of Untimely Subcontractor Payments

A proposed rule would amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to require prime contractors to self-report reduced or untimely payments to small business subcontractors. The rule would implement section 1334 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (PL 111-240), which … Continue reading

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