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For the First Time in 20 Years, GSA Opens Bids for Business Numbering System

The General Services Administration opened up bids to manage its vendor verification system Continue reading

VA Acquisition Regulation: Contract Cost Principles and Procedures; Protests, Disputes and Appeals

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending and updating its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) in phased increments Continue reading

Federal Register :: Federal Acquisition Regulation: Task- and Delivery-Order Protests

DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 to raise the threshold for task-and delivery-order protests Continue reading

Revise and Streamline VA Acquisition Regulation

These changes seek to streamline and align the VAAR with the FAR and remove outdated and duplicative requirements and reduce burden on contractors. Continue reading

GAO: Understated Pricing Alone Isn’t “Unbalanced Pricing”

As the GAO wrote in a recent bid protest decision, unbalanced pricing doesn’t exist merely because some of an offeror’s line item prices are low. Continue reading

FAR & DFARS Have 27 Distinct Definitions of “Subcontract”

In its first report, the Section 809 Panel urges policymakers to adopt a consolidated definition of the term “subcontract,” as well as a common definition of “subcontractor,” a term that has 21 distinct definitions in the FAR and DFARS. Continue reading

How many procurement regulations were finalized in 2017? The answer may surprise you

Give it some thought. Did the FAR Council make any changes from Jan. 20 to Dec. 31, 2017? Continue reading

114 new commercial buying regs since 2009 highlights why federal procurement needs fixing

Since 2009, the number of clauses around commercial items skyrocketed from 16 to 142, according to a preliminary analysis by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA). Continue reading

GovCon Voices: A Culture of Compliance

When we talk about the federal contracting industry, one of the first things that comes to mind is compliance. Continue reading

Federal Register: Revise and Streamline VA Acquisition Regulation To Adhere to FAR Principles

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend and update its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR). Continue reading