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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”

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”

Unallowability of Costs Associated With Foreign Contractor Excise Tax

FAC 2005-65; FAR Case 2011-011

By: Ryan Byrd

This final rule amends FAR 31.205-41, 52.229-3, 52.229-4, 52.229-6, and 52.229-7 to implement certain requirements of section 301 of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111–347), which imposes a 2-percent excise tax on certain federal procurement payments to foreign persons. The law amended the Internal Revenue Code by adding a new section 5000C.

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