Category Archives: Regulatory Updates

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”

Information on Corporate Contractor Performance and Integrity

The Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration issued a final rule on March 7, 2016, that requires offerors to disclose within the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) information on any parent, subsidiary, or successor entities that held a Federal contract or grant within the last three years.   Continue reading Information on Corporate Contractor Performance and Integrity

President Obama Orders Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

On Labor Day 2015 (Monday, September 7), President Obama signed the Executive Order “Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors,” requiring Federal contractors to offer their employees up to seven days of paid sick leave per year.  Continue reading President Obama Orders Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

Updated DCAA Guidance on Expressly Unallowable Costs

In recent months, expressly unallowable costs have emerged as a focal point for the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). DCAA has issued two Memorandums for Regional Directors (MRDs) providing auditors with new guidance on identifying expressly unallowable costs, much to the dismay of contractors who believe that the guidance does not align with the intent of the applicable cost principles. These MRDs likely mean that contractors will receive more penalty recommendations than in years past, in addition to potential assertions of CAS 405 non-compliances. Continue reading Updated DCAA Guidance on Expressly Unallowable Costs