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Section 809 Panel Issues Volume I of Final Report

The Section 809 Panel, the Department of Defense’s advisory panel on streamlining and codifying acquisition regulations, issued Volume I of its Final Report. The report contains recommendations to update DoD’s process for acquiring information technology business systems, streamline auditing requirements, … Continue reading

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FAC 2005-96 Rescinds Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rule

A final rule, FAR Case 2017-015, issued in Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-96, amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation to rescind the FAR Case 2014-025 final rule entitled Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, which was issued in FAC 2005-90 on August 25, … Continue reading

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2018 Contractor Minimum Wage Increased to $10.35

The Department of Labor has announced the 2018 minimum wage rate for contracts covered by Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors. The 2014 order raised the hourly minimum wage paid by contractors to workers performing work on … Continue reading

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Comments on Impact of FTAs on Procurement Markets Requested

The Department of Commerce and the Office of the United States Trade Representative are conducting industry outreach to better understand how the government’s procurement obligations under free trade agreements and the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement affect manufacturer … Continue reading

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DoD Seeks Comments on Removal of DFARS Contract Clauses

The Department of Defense is seeking input on Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement solicitation provisions and contract clauses that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification. Executive Order 13777, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda, issued February 24, 2017, directed … Continue reading

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Court of Federal Claims Continues Injunctions of Student Loan Debt Collection Contracts

The Court of Federal Claims continued preliminary injunctions because the court became aware of issues with the government’s student loan program, and it was necessary to preserve the status quo until the protests of the contract awards for debt collection … Continue reading

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GSA Seeks Input on Changes to GSAR, FTR, FMR, and FPMR

In accordance with Executive Order 13777, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda, the General Services Administration is seeking input on repealing, replacing, and modifying its acquisition regulations, policies, standards, business practices, and guidance. GSA is also seeking input on GSA travel, management, … Continue reading

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