Government Contracts

Ban on Contractor Political Contributions Upheld

In a unanimous en banc decision, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected constitutional challenges to the statutory ban on government contractor campaign contributions because the government demonstrated a sufficiently important interest and used closely drawn means to further that interest. 52 USC 30119 prohibits government contractors from making contributions “to […]

Major Contract Awards

Defense Logistics Agency Exercises $1.0 Billion Option for Medical and Surgical Supplies. Cardinal Health 200 Inc., McGaw Park, Illinois, has been awarded a maximum $1,019,313,488 modification exercising the second 20-month option period of a 20-month base contract with two 20-month option periods, which makes medical and surgical supplies available for purchase in various TRICARE regions […]

Proposed DFARS Rule Addresses Price Reasonableness

The Department of Defense is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to provide guidance on the submission of other than cost or pricing data. The rule would implement portions of section 831 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (PL 112-239), entitled “Guidance and Training Related to Evaluating Reasonableness […]

Price Evaluation Was Contradictory and Unsupported

The rejection of a protester’s price proposal was vacated and remanded by the Court of Federal Claims because the administrative record did not support the government’s determination the proposal was incomplete, unreasonable, and unrealistic. The solicitation for a multiple-award construction contract provided for successive technical, price, and past performance evaluations. Unacceptable technical proposals would not […]

Major Contract Awards

Army Awards $780 Million Truck Recapitalization Contract. Oshkosh Defense LLC, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, was awarded a $780,396,541 fixed-price incentive, multi-year incrementally funded contract to recapitalize 1,363 Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks and 435 palletized load systems as well as 1,022 new palletized load system trailers, specialty kits, logistical/test support and other ancillary items. Funding and work […]

More Changes for GSAR Part 517, Special Contracting Methods

The General Services Administration is proposing additional revisions to GSAR Part 517, Special Contracting Methods. The rule would revise requirements for special contracting methods, eliminate date references, and align the text of GSAR Part 517 with the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Specifically, the rule proposes to: update the statutes cited in GSAR 517.109; delete GSAR 517.200(b), […]

Issuance of Certificate of Competency Did Not Mandate Award

The protester’s receipt of a Certificate of Competency did not entitle it to a contract award for construction management services because the award decision was based on matters other than the protester’s responsibility. The request for proposals was partially set aside for small businesses and contemplated multiple awards. The evaluators concluded the protester was among […]

Rule Would Update FAR Policy on Small Business Subcontracting

The Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration are proposing to amend Federal Acquisition Regulation policy on small business subcontracting. The rule implements a 2013 Small Business Administration final rule (¶70,425.501) addressing sections 1321 and 1322 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (PL 111-240). The SBA rule revised […]

Major Contract Awards

Army Awards $1.8 Billion Services Contract. BAE Systems Land & Armaments LP, York, Pennsylvania; Baum, Romstedt Technology Research Corp., Vienna, Virginia; Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia; CALIBRE Systems Inc., Alexandria, Virginia; Camber Corp., Huntsville, Alabama; D & S Consultants Inc., Eatontown, New Jersey; DCS Corp., Alexandria, Virginia; IBM, Reston, Virginia; Jacobs Technology Inc., Fort […]

Proposed FAR Rule Addresses Global Warming Potential for HFCs

A rule proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation seeks to implement Executive branch policy in the President’s Climate Action Plan to procure, when feasible, alternatives to high global warming potential hydrofluorocarbons. The rule is intended to allow agencies to better meet the greenhouse gas emission reduction goals and reporting requirements of Executive Order 13693 […]