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
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
Give it some thought. Did the FAR Council make any changes from Jan. 20 to Dec. 31, 2017? Continue reading
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
When we talk about the federal contracting industry, one of the first things that comes to mind is compliance. Continue reading
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