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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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CAS Board Seeks Input on CAS 413 Pension Adjustments

The Cost Accounting Standards Board has issued a notice regarding its fact-finding initiative for developing a staff discussion paper on CAS 413 Pension Adjustments for Extraordinary Events. As part of these efforts, the public is invited to attend two meetings … Continue reading

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GAO Issues Report on Defense Contractor Compensation Cost Cap

A recent Government Accountability Office report concludes that lowering the cap on employee compensation for Department of Defense contractors would reduce contract costs by $180 million if set at the Presidential rate of $400,000, and $440 million at the Vice … Continue reading

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New FAR Clause Protects Against Anti-Deficiency Act Violations

The interim rule issued with today’s FAC 2005-67 adds a new FAR clause at 52.232-39 to make clear the government is not bound by the terms of online service agreements containing an open-ended indemnification clause. The rule addresses concerns raised … Continue reading

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