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December 2000FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. I, No. 12)
     Contracting Officers Fail to Obtain Quotes for FSS Orders for Services
     Comments Sought on FAR Reverse Auctions
     Proposed FAR Changes on Electronic Signatures, Cargo
     Experience Requirements for IT Workers Restricted
     DOD to Increase Use of Performance-Based Payments
     Proposal to Allow Agencies to Accept 8(a) Requirements
     SBA Increases Some Health Care Size Standards
November 2000FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. I, No. 11)
     FAC 97-20 Implements Veterans Entrepreneurship Act, Cost or Pricing Threshold to $550,000
     OMB Announces Availability of FAIR Act Inventories
     DOD Issues Revised 5000 Series Documents
     Navy Proposes to Issue New NAPS
     Executive Order Increasing SDB Opportunities Issued
     Justice Seeking Comments on Two ADR Documents
     SBA Proposes Improvements to HUBZone Program
     Changes to NFS on Indirect Rates, Training Services, NAICS
     Protest Based on Postponed Debriefing Dismissed
     OFPP Seeks Information on Non-Fee Contract Incentives
     Comments Sought on Post-Retirement Benefits CAS
October 2000FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. I, No. 10)
     FirstGov.Gov Launched September 22
     FAR Changes on Child Labor, Financing
     Set Aside IDIQ Orders for Small Businesses
     DFARS Changes on Pollution Control
     Labor Proposes Davis-Bacon Changes
     GSA to Discontinue Paper FAR
     SBA Unveils WomenBiz.Gov
September 2000FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. I, No. 9)
     FedBizOpps Proposed as "Single Face"
     DOD Adds 3 Data Elements to CCR
     DOD Requires Purchase Card Up to $2,500
     ADR Guides Available
     Freight and Cargo Size Standards Revised
     DOT DBE Size Standard Increased
     FAR Prompt Payment Coverage Simplified
     NFS Changes on BAA, Bundling, CAS, CCR
August 2000FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. I, No. 8)
     FAC 97-19 Applies SCA to Subcontracts
     DOD Proposes Changes to Profit Policy
     Cost Data Threshold of $550,000 Proposed
     NASA Unique Clauses to be in Full-Text
     SBA Expands PRO-Net Capabilities
     DOJ Publishes Fraud Guide
July 2000FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. I, No. 7)
     FAC 97-18 Revises Trade, CAS Thresholds
     Interest on Payments set at 7 1/4%
     Size Standards for Construction, Temps Up
     GAO Decides on Evaluations, A-76
     DOT to Use DOD's CCR
     Contract Pricing Guides in HTML
     Dr. Oscar Acting OFPP Administrator
     DOD Rule on Production Surveillance
     New Past Performance Guide Available
June 2000FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. I, No. 6)
     SBA Publishes NAICS-Based Size Standards
     Exclusion of FSS Vendors Must Have "Reasonable Basis"
     Agencies Ordered to Meet 5% Women-Owned Business Goal
     Supreme Court Says False Claims Act Constitutional
     DOD Proposes Profit Incentives for New Technologies
     FY99 Government Spending Remains Steady
     Executive Compensation Limit Raised to $353,010
     FAR to Implement Energy Efficiency Executive Order
May 2000FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. I, No. 5)
     FAC 97-17 Tightens Task Order Rules
     Travel Charge Card Revised Again
     FAR Changes on CAS Administration Proposed
     Foreign Acquisitions Subject of DFARS Change
     NFS Changes on Tort Liability, R&D Reports
     Mentor-Protege, M&O Fiancial Clauses in DEAR
     Three "Greening" Executive Orders Issued
     FPDC Announces Procurement Data on DVD-ROM
     GSA Launches E-Commerce Site for 8(a) Firms
     1000th HUBZone Concern Registered by SBA
April 2000FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. I, No. 4)
     FAC 97-16 Revises Contract Financing Rules
     FAR Procurement Integrity Section Up For Rewrite
     Boeing, Lockheed Martin to Create Aerospace E-Market
     IT Accessibility Standards Proposed
     DODIG, GAO Reports Point Out Acquisition Deficiencies
     Mandatory Use of Travel Card Delayed
     DOD Cargo Preference For Commercial Items Clarified
     Trade Agreements Thresholds Revised
     OFPP Rescinds 22 Policy Letters
     President Urges JWOD Purchases
March 2000FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. I, No. 3)
     CAS Thresholds Increased, FFP Exempt
     One FIPS Approved, 33 Withdrawn
     DOD Extends Mentor-Protege Program
     FMR Finalized as Successor to FPMR
     NASA Issues Rules on Foreign Acquisition
     DOE Flashes on Proposals, Small Businesses
February 2000FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. I, No. 2)
     FAR Changes on Property, Liquidated Damages
     EPA Adds 18 Items Mandatory Purchase List
     FTR Amendments on Mileage Reimbursement
     DFARS Rules on ROTC Recruiting, MTP
     NFS Addresses Foreign Proposals, HUBZones
     Miscellaneous Revisions Made to HUDAR
     SBA "Answer Desk" Offers E-Mail Service
January 2000FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. I, No. 1)
     FAC 97-15: Foreign Acquisition, Bundling
     FAR Changes Proposed
     GAO Nixes Buy Not Set-Aside
     DOE Proposes Mentor-Protege Program
     NFS Addresses Cost Data, Evaluation
     GSA Eyes 10 Industries for Smal Businesses
     SBA Improves "U.S. Business Advisor"
     Final FAIR Act Inventories Available
     VAAR Part 813 Rewritten
     Interest on Payments Set at 6 3/4%


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