Category Archives: Regulations

OMB Seeking Comments on Proposed 2017 NAICS Changes

The Office of Management and Budget is requesting comments on the Economic Classification Policy Committee’s Recommendations for the 2017 Revision of the North American Industry Classification System. The proposed revisions focus on improving the description of current industries, identifying new … Continue reading

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GAO Completes Review of DFARS Rulemaking Procedures

The Government Accountability Officer has issued a final report entitled “Department of Defense: Acquisition Rulemaking Practices.” For the April 17, 2015, report (GAO-15-423R), GAO analyzed 279 final and interim DFARS rules published in the Federal Register between 2010 and 2014 to determine the … Continue reading

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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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GSA Proposes New Reporting Requirements for FSS and GWAC Vendors

A proposed rule would amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation to add clauses requiring vendors to report transactional data from orders and prices paid by ordering activities. Under a new clause, vendors would be required to report, through an online … 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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OSC Proposal Would Extend Whistleblower Protections to Contractors

The Office of Special Counsel has proposed an expansion of its regulations to add federal contractors, subcontractors, and grantees to the list those who can blow the whistle on federal government wrongdoing and expect protection after doing so. The regulatory … Continue reading

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