Federal Acquisition Regulation

Debriefings are an Important Part of the Procurement Process

February 3, 2017 OFPP: Effective Debriefings Reduce Protests Source: SmallGovCon, Matthew Schoonover, January 9, 2017 Debriefings play a vital role in the procurement process. When conducted fully and fairly, a debriefing provides an offeror with valuable insight into the strengths … Continued

New Rule Issued about Reduced or Untimely Payments

January 20, 2017 New Federal Acquisition Regulation Rule – Reporting Reduced or Untimely Payments to Small Business Subcontractors Source: JD Supra Business Advisor, Jeffrey Gallant, January 12, 2017 The FAR Council has issued a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition … Continued

Privacy Training Now Required for Certain Contractors

December 30, 2016 New FAR Provisions Require Contractor Privacy Training Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, December 21, 2016 The FAR Council has published a final rule to require that certain contractor employees complete privacy training. The final rule requires privacy training … Continued

Contractors Need to Be Aware of All Contract Changes

December 28, 2016 Contractor Wins Claim for Additional Costs After Partial Termination by Government Source: Fox Rothschild LLP, The Federal Government Contracts & Procurement Blog, Nicholas T. Solosky, December 20, 2016 It is common for government contractors to file claims … Continued

Micro-Purchase Threshold Changes Under 2017 NDAA

December 20, 2016 2017 NDAA Increases DoD’s Micro-Purchase Threshold To $5,000 Source: SmallCovCon, Matthew Moriarty, December 9, 2016 The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act will increase the DoD’s micro-purchase threshold to $5,000. Under the conference bill recently approved by both … Continued

Proposed FAR Rule Encourages Communication

December 16, 2016 New FAR Rule Encourages “Constructive Exchanges” between Federal Agencies and Contractors Source: Covington Inside Government Contracts, Alex Sarria and Brandon Myers, December 6, 2016 On November 29, 2016, the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and the … Continued