Major Contract Awards

Navy Awards $423 Million Radar Contract. Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Marlborough, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $365,848,801 fixed-price-incentive, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the production of Aegis Weapon System AN/SPY-1D(V) Radar Transmitter Group, Missile Fire Control System MK 99 equipment, and associated engineering services. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value […]

DFARS Litigation Support Contractor Disclosure Rule Finalized

The Department of Defense has adopted as final, with changes, the interim rule (¶70,016.788) in DFARS Case 2012-D029, Disclosure to Litigation Support Contractors. The rule added new DFARS Subpart 204.74, contract clauses, and a solicitation provision that expressly authorizes DoD to provide litigation support contractors with access to certain types of non-public information, if the […]

Board Erred in Ruling Appeal Was Barred by Statute of Limitations

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed and remanded the dismissal of an appeal because the board of contract appeals erred in concluding the contractor’s claim was barred by the Contract Disputes Act’s statute of limitations. The LOGCAP contractor sought to recover costs expended by its subcontractor for construction of dining facilities and […]

Five Final Rules Issued with FAC 2005-88

The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council have issued Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-88, which contains five final rules amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation: Item I—High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons (FAR Case 2014-026); Item II—Simplified Acquisition Threshold for Overseas Acquisitions in Support of Humanitarian or Peacekeeping Operations (FAR Case 2015-020); Item III—Basic […]

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 […]

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 […]