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 […]

Intervention in NAICS Code Appeal Required for Judicial Review

A Court of Federal Claims decision sustaining a protest challenging the contracting officer’s change of a solicitation’s North American Industry Classification System code was reversed by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit because the protester failed to exhaust its administrative remedies. After a prospective offeror appealed the NAICS code designation in the solicitation […]

FAC 2005-82 Issued with Four Final Rules

The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council have issued Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-82, which contains four 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); Item II—Review and Justification of Pass-Through Contracts (FAR Case 2013-012); […]

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 […]