Tag Archives: Final Rule

DFARS Rule Clarifies Allowability of Costs Related to Counterfeit Electronic Parts

The Department of Defense has finalized its proposed rule addressing the allowability of costs of counterfeit electronic parts or suspect counterfeit electronic parts and the cost of rework or corrective action. The final rule in DFARS Case 2016-D004 amends the … Continue reading

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DFARS Rule on Use of Trusted Sources for Electronic Parts Finalized

The Department of Defense has finalized the rule in DFARS Case 2014-D005, Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts—Further Implementation, which addresses required sources of electronic parts for defense contractors and subcontractors. The new requirements are added at revised DFARS … Continue reading

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SBA Creates Mentor-Protégé Program for All Small Businesses

A July 25, 2016, rule issued by the Small Business Administration finalizes, with changes, a proposed rule creating a comprehensive new mentor-protégé program for all small businesses. The rule implements provisions of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (PL 111-240) … Continue reading

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DFARS Rule on Release of Proprietary Data

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But Tuesday is Cost Principles Day?! For those of you following for a while, usually on Tuesday I post another in the series on 31.205.  This week I have to mix it up a little because of pending rules coming … Continue reading

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DFARS Proposed Checklist Rule Becoming Final

DFARS Proposal Adequacy Checklist

Once upon a time there was a proposed rule (back in late 2011) with comments through January 2012.  The rule dealt with adding a proposal adequacy checklist to the never-ending stream of required documents for DOD contract compliance.  Many people looked … Continue reading

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Service Contractors Becoming “Meat Markets”?

Could contractors offering services to the federal government essentially become staffing agencies?  I think the argument could be made based on the soon-to-be-effective rules labeled as “Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts.” Don’t get me wrong, I can understand … Continue reading

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Are You Tired of Hearing About ____ Yet?

I have always worried that I just pile on sometimes.  There are always hot topics in government contracting, politics (yikes!), and compliance.  Some stick around a little longer than it seems may be necessary (are we still talking about and … Continue reading

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