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Boards Continue to Receive Filings during Shutdown

Both the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals will continue to accept filings during the government shutdown. The ASBCA’s Recorder’s Office will remain open to docket filings while government operations are curtailed. The … Continue reading

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Rules Enhance FAR and DFARS Whistleblower Protections

The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council have published a series of interim rules addressing statutory amendments that enhance whistleblower protections for federal government contractor and subcontractor employees. Four interim rules amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation … Continue reading

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OFCCP Issues Rules Revising Affirmative Action Regulations

The Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs today issued two final rules amending the Equal Employment Opportunity regulations in Title 41 CFR, Chapter 60. The OFCCP is a civil rights, worker protection agency that enforces Executive Order … Continue reading

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Corps of Engineers Awards $7 Billion in Contracts for Renewable and Alternative Energy

Acciona Energy North America Corporation, Chicago, Ill.; Cobra Industrial Services, Inc., Houston, Texas; Dominion Energy, Inc., Richmond, Va.; Duke Energy, Charlotte, N.C.; EDF Renewable Energy, San Diego, Calif.; Emerald Infrastructure, San Antonio, Texas; Enel Green Power North America, Andover, Mass.; … Continue reading

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BIS Seeks Comments on EAR’s Foreign Policy-Based Export Controls

The Bureau of Industry and Security is seeking public comments on the effect of the Export Administration Regulations’ foreign policy-based export controls. In its September 5, 2013, notice, BIS requests public comments from U.S. industry pursuant to Section 6 of the Export Administration Act, … Continue reading

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FAR Rule Standardizes Past Performance Reporting

Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-69, which will be published in tomorrow’s Federal Register, contains a final rule, FAR Case 2012-009, that provides governmentwide standardized past performance evaluation factors and performance rating categories. The rule will require contracting officials to enter past … Continue reading

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SBA Seeks Information on Nonmanufacturer Rule Waiver

The Small Business Administration is proposing to retract a class waiver of the nonmanufacturer rule for all other miscellaneous electrical equipment and component manufacturing, under North American Industry Classification System code 335999. The nonmanufacturer rule (see 13 CFR 121.406(b) and … Continue reading

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