Category Archives: Regulations

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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Interim Rule Establishes Minimum Wage for Contractors

Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-79 contains an interim rule that amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors, and a related rule issued by the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of … Continue reading

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DoD Issues Forward Pricing Rate Proposal Adequacy Checklist

A final rule issued by the Department of Defense amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to provide guidance to contractors on submitting forward pricing rate proposals. The DFARS Case 2012-D035 rule seeks to ensure that FPRPs are thorough, accurate, and complete. Revised DFARS 215.403-5 directs contracting officers … 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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DoD Clarifies Flowdown for DFARS 252.225-7009 Specialty Metals Clause

The Department of Defense has finalized its proposed rule clarifying the flowdown requirements for the clause at DFARS 252.225-7009, Restriction on Acquisition of Certain Articles Containing Specialty Metals. The final rule in DFARS Case 2014-D011 amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation … Continue reading

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GAO Recommends DoD Release More Information on Specialty Metals Waivers

A report released by the Government Accountability Office (Specialty Metals: DOD Sissemination of National Security Waiver Information Could Enhance Awareness and Compliance with Restrictions. GAO-15-133, October 16) recommends that the Department of Defense disseminate non-sensitive information within DoD and its supplier-base on the … Continue reading

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