The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend and update its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR). Continue reading
President Donald Trump won’t repeal former President Obama’s 2014 Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Continue reading
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement regulatory clarifications made by the Small Business Administration regarding the 8(a) program Continue reading
The Labor Department and the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council this week published the final rule and guidance for the policy Continue reading
Simplified Acquisitions lower the overall level of risk of doing business and the level of effort associated with issuing and responding to these requirements. Those are good things.
Agencies have increased their use of these streamlined buys. That’s a good thing.
Simplified Acquisitions are reserved for small business concerns and that is the problem. Continue reading
The post-award debriefing of offerors is one of the opportunities that can be a very valuable tool for companies seeking feedback on their proposals. Continue reading
In a recent decision, the GAO held (unsurprisingly), that a protester could not challenge the awardee’s supposed failure to comply with FAR 52.236-1 because the clause was omitted from the solicitation. Continue reading
If having more robust, accurate and timely information about customers, competitors and opportunities would help your business, check this out! Continue reading
The interim rule makes a number of changes to the FAR to implement the new WOSB sole source authority. Most notably, former FAR 19.1506 has been redesignated as FAR 19.1507. A new FAR 19.1506, called “Women-Owned Small Business Program Sole Source Awards,” is now active. Continue reading
The new FAR provision requires a corporate offeror to represent whether it has any unpaid tax liabilities or recent felony convictions. Continue reading