Category Archives: Regulations

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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Court Rejects Industry Group’s Attempt to Halt OFCCP Regulations

An attempt by Associated Builders and Contractors to stop a final rule issued by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs that requires contractors and subcontractors, including construction contractors, to establish a seven percent utilization goal for the employment of … Continue reading

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New Clause for FSS Contracts Requires Digital Certificate Purchase

The General Services Administration has finalized, without change, a proposed rule amending the GSA Acquisition Regulation. The March 13, 2014, final rule, Electronic Contracting Initiative, adds a new clause at GSAR 552.238-81, Modifications (Federal Supply Schedule). The new clause will be used in … Continue reading

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DoD Holding Meeting on Counterfeit Electronic Parts Rule

The Department of Defense is hosting a public meeting to obtain the views of experts and interested parties regarding further implementation of the requirement for detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts, as set forth in Section 818 of the … Continue reading

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NASA Creates Checklist for Solicitations Requiring Certified Cost or Pricing Data

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is amending its acquisition regulations to add a proposal adequacy checklist. The NASA contracting officer will insert the checklist in solicitations that require the submission of certified cost or pricing data.  The new solicitation provision, … Continue reading

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DoD Wants Information about Impact of Contracting Statutes

The Department of Defense is conducting an assessment to identify the impacts of contracting statutes on industry. Specifically, the Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy is soliciting public input to identify: particular impacts associated with specific contracting statutes; an … Continue reading

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DFARS Rule Prohibits Cost-type Contracts for Production of Major Defense Acquisition Programs

An interim rule issued by the Department of Defense amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to prohibit DoD from entering into cost-type contracts for production of major defense acquisition programs. The rule adds new DFARS 216.102, Policies, which provides … Continue reading

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