Government Contracts

Major Contract Awards

Army Awards $990 Million Contract for Operations and Maintenance Services. ABM Government Services, Hopkinsville, Kentucky; ACEPEX Management Corp., Montclair, California; EMCOR Government Services, Arlington, Virginia; Electronic Metrology Laboratory,Franklin, Tennessee, Facility Services Management, Clarksville, Tennessee; J&J Maintenance Inc., Austin , Texas; Johnson Controls Building Automation Systems, Huntsville, Alabama; Quality Services International, San Antonio, Texas; SODEXO Management […]

State Dept. Makes Extensive Changes to Acquisition Regulation

A final rule makes technical amendments to the Department of State Acquisition Regulation to provide needed editorial changes, update procedures and terminology, and align the DOSAR with the Federal Acquisition Regulation. The amendments are all corrections of typographical errors, alignments of wording/titling/numbering with the FAR, re-numbering or relocation without substantive change, changes in delegated authority, […]

Post-Termination Costs Were Allowable

A contractor providing healthcare administration services was entitled to summary relief in its appeal for post-termination costs because, according to the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, there were no genuine issues of material fact as to the contractor’s entitlement to recovery pursuant to FAR 31.205-42. The parties moved for summary relief on the contractor’s claim […]

SBA Rule Proposes New Mentor-Protégé Program

The Small Business Administration is proposing to amend its regulations to implement provisions of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (PL 111-240) and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (PL 112-239). The major provisions of the rule address SBA’s Mentor-Protégé Program and SBA’s treatment of joint ventures. Section 1641 of the […]

Major Contract Awards

Navy Awards $2.5 Billion in Networks Contracts. BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services, Inc., Rockville, Maryland; General Dynamics C4 Systems, Taunton, Massachusetts; Global Technical Systems,* Virginia Beach, Virginia; Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Herndon, Virginia; and Serco, Inc., Reston, Virginia, are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services […]

Rule Would Update EPAAR A-E and Key Personnel Requirements

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to amend its acquisition regulation to remove the evaluation of contracting performance and incorporate flexibility to identify the required number of days of key personnel commitment under the Key Personnel clause. The rule would remove EPAAR 1536.201, Evaluation of contracting performance, to reflect that the EPAAR requirement for the […]

Termination as a Result of Labor Agreement Upheld

An appeal alleging the government improperly terminated a postal unit contract was denied by the Postal Service Board of Contract Appeals because the government did not breach the covenant of good faith and fair dealing or act in bad faith. The government terminated the contract after entering a collective bargaining agreement that contained a memorandum […]

FAC 2005-76 Issued with One Interim, Three Final Rules

The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council have issued FAC 2005-76, which contains one interim rule and three final rules amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation. The rules are Item I—Equal Employment and Affirmative Action for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities (FAR Case 2014-013, Interim), Item II—Small Business Protests and Appeals (FAR Case […]

Major Contract Awards

U.S. Transportation Command Awards $513 Million Contract. National Air Cargo Group, Inc., Orlando, Florida, is being awarded a $513,625,650 maximum ceiling modification (P00013), exercising the second option period to previously awarded contract for international commercial multimodal transportation services. Work will be performed worldwide, with an expected completion date of July 31, 2015. Fiscal 2014 and 2015 […]

Executive Order Bans LGBT Discrimination by Contractors

President Obama signed Executive Order 13672 extending discrimination protections for contractor employees. In addition to amending E.O. 11478 to extend corresponding protections for federal employees, the new EO amends E.O. 11246 to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of categories of contractor employees protected from discrimination. The order also adds sexual orientation and gender identity to […]