Category Archives: FAR

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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FAC 2005-80: Trafficking in Persons, Services Acquistions

The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council have issued Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-80, which contains three final rules amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation. The rules are: Item I—Ending Trafficking in Persons (FAR Case 2013-001), Item II—Management and … Continue reading

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Inflation Adjustments to FAR Thresholds Proposed

The Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration are proposing  to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to further implement 41 USC 1908, which requires the government to adjust acquisition-related thresholds every five years for inflation … Continue reading

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Rule Requiring CAGE Reporting Goes into Effect

The FAR Case 2012-024 final rule issued in May with Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-74 goes into effect November 1. The rule amended the FAR to require the use of Commercial and Government Entity codes, including North Atlantic Treaty Organization CAGE … Continue reading

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Proposed FAR Rule Expands Reporting Requirements for Nonconforming Items

The Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to require expanded reporting of nonconforming items. The June 10, 2014, proposed rule would revise the quality assurance coverage … Continue reading

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GAO: More Guidance Needed on Urgency Exception

A March 2014 Government Accountability Office Report, “Noncompetitive Contracts Based on Urgency Need Additional Oversight,” found coding errors raised concerns about the reliability of federal procurement data on the use of the unusual and compelling urgency exception to full and open competition. In … Continue reading

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