Advanced Forum on DCAA and DCMA Cost, Pricing, Compliance, and Audits

On June 13, Mary Karen Wills will discuss “New Audit Challenges for Industry: The Practical Impact of the DCAA Selected Areas of Cost Guidebook.” Continue reading Advanced Forum on DCAA and DCMA Cost, Pricing, Compliance, and Audits

DRAFT Department of Defense “Guidebook for Acquiring Commercial Items”

The Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) is interested in comments and input on the DRAFT of “Part A: Commercial Item Determination” and “Part B: Pricing Commercial Items” in the Guidebook for Acquiring Commercial Items. Continue reading DRAFT Department of Defense “Guidebook for Acquiring Commercial Items”

Recent CRA Resolution of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Regulation

March 7—Last night, the Senate passed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution disapproving of the August 25, 2016, final “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Federal Acquisition Regulation, often referred to as the “blacklisting” regulation. Continue reading Recent CRA Resolution of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Regulation

GSA Releases Final Rule on Transactional Data Reporting

The U.S. General Services Administration has released its final rule on transactional data reporting. The final rule requires that GSA Federal Supply Schedules (FSS) contractor holders, Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC) holders, and Governmentwide indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract holders submit eleven transactional data points to GSA on a monthly basis. The rule does not apply to VA FSS contracts. Continue reading GSA Releases Final Rule on Transactional Data Reporting

Department of Defense Issues New “Guidance on Using Incentive and Other Contract Types”

The Department of Defense (DoD) recently issued new guidance concerning the proper selection of contract type for use in procurements. The Guidance on Using Incentive and Other Contract Types will be posted within the DFARS Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI) at DFARS PGI 216.104. Continue reading Department of Defense Issues New “Guidance on Using Incentive and Other Contract Types”

Alaska Native Corporations: Oversight Weaknesses Continue to Limit SBA’s Ability to Monitor Compliance with 8(a) Program Requirements

The Government Accountability Office found that Small Business Administration’s ability to enforce its regulation prohibiting subsidiaries owned by the same Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) from operating in the same primary line of business, as reported to SBA, is impeded by limited tracking and sharing of information across SBA’s 68 district offices. Continue reading Alaska Native Corporations: Oversight Weaknesses Continue to Limit SBA’s Ability to Monitor Compliance with 8(a) Program Requirements