Limited Allowability of Demonstration Costs for Leased Equipment

The Department of Defense has issued a rule (DFARS 2007-D004), which adopts a proposed rule (¶70,020.246) as final without change, amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to address the allowability of costs associated with leasing government equipment for display or demonstration. DoD Instruction 7230.8, Leases and Demonstrations of DoD Equipment, contains policy on leasing […]

FCA Defendant's Counterclaims Dismissed as Against Public Policy

A motion to dismiss counterclaims brought by the defendant in a False Claims Act action was granted in part by the District Court for the District of Columbia because some of the counterclaims were void as against public policy. The relator was a former employee of a contractor that provided the government with moving and […]

GSAR Provisions on Describing Agency Needs Revised

The General Services Administration has finalized, with changes, a proposed rule (¶70,033.55) amending GSAR Part 511, Describing Agency Needs. The final rule is a result of the GSA Acquisition Manual Rewrite initiative undertaken by GSA to revise the GSAM to maintain consistency with the Federal Acquisition Regulation and implement streamlined and innovative acquisition procedures that […]