Tag Archives: FAR Matrix

Can a Tool Replace Understanding?

No, the answer is pretty easy when the subject matter behind the question is Government Contract compliance.  Normally, there is not a tool that can really duplicate the professional judgment of a GovCon expert.  However, I do believe that tools … Continue reading

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9 Essentials for Effective Government Compliance Program

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I recently drafted a whitepaper on things that must be done before even presenting a bid to the government on an open opportunity (due to be released in early November).  That exercise got me to thinking about getting back to … Continue reading

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Common Difficulties with FAR Contract Clauses

Have you ever looked at a solicitation or award and wondered what you were “on the hook for” when it comes to the clauses? Now there is a better way.

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Anti-Trafficking Provisions on the Horizon

In an Executive Order issued September 25 (effective immediately), President Obama has called for the inclusion of new provisions within the FAR.  These provisions are aimed at human trafficking – “defined in section 103 of the [Trafficking Victims Protection Act … Continue reading

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Another Take on Sequestration

I know I ranted about sequestration, but I guess it finally hit home for me when one of my students asked what I thought about it. I am in the DC metro area and I teach in the DC metro … Continue reading

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PERSONAL Conflicts of Interest: A Rule You May Have Missed

As if corporate government contract compliance wasn’t difficult enough – security clearances, organizational conflicts of interest, post-government employment conflicts, corporate and agency non-disclosure agreements, cost accounting principles and standards… The list could go on for pages. Well, back in December, FAR … Continue reading

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Technology Takes Over DFARS – Proposed Rule on Commercial Items

DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to simplify prescriptions for provisions and clauses that are applicable to the acquisition of commercial items and to specify flowdown of clauses to commercial subcontracts. As posted on … Continue reading

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