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December 2001FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. II, No. 12)
     Contracting Rules for HHS, Military Construction Waived
     Proposed FAR Change Addresses IDIQ Progress Payments
     DOD Authorizes Overseas Purchase Card Use Up to $200K
     Adarand Dismissed on Third Trip to Supreme Court
     What is the Defense Priorities and Allocations System?
     NASA Proposes Amending NFS on Scientific Reports
     Second FAIR Act Inventories Released
November 2001FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. II, No. 11)
     2001 FAR Published, FAC 2001-01 Issued
     DFARS Changes on Progress Payments, 8(a) Program
     Proposed FAR Changes on Construction, A-E Forms
     Evaluation Factors Needed for "Simplified Buys"
     Actions Related to September 11 and Anthrax Attacks
October 2001FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. II, No. 10)
     Deluge of DFARS Changes: Foreign Acquisitions, Small Business, Profit
     SBA Makes Microloan Program Permanent
     FAIR Act Inventories Available to Public
     Reminder: Reservist Loans Available from SBA
September 2001FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. II, No. 9)
     Flurry of FAR Changes Proposed: Trademarks, Claims, Terminations
     Bush Puts Bite on "Vampire Appliances"
     DOD Seeks Comments on Buy American Act Exemption
     NFS Addresses Child Labor, Property Reporting
     SBA Taking Applications for Reservist Loans
August 2001FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. II, No. 8)
     FY 2002 Defense Authorization Would Clarify Education Requirements
     NASA Lowers Undefinitized Action Approval Threshold
     OMB Proposes Competition for Interservice Agreements
     New Definition of "U.S." Proposed for FAR
     GAO Requires "Level Playing Field" for A-76 Evaluations
     Two Commercial Activities Panel Hearings to be Held
     GAO Finds DOD Mentor-Protege Benefits "Inconclusive"
     GSA Lists Leases, Owned Properties Online
     SBA to Provide Loans When Reservists Are Called Up
     Prompt Payment Interest Rate Set at 5 7/8%
July 2001FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. II, No. 7)
     DOD Drops Contractor R&D Cost Sharing
     GAO Says Mentor's Experience Doesn't Help Protege
     Simplified Procedures Proposed for VA Health-Care
     NFS Addresses IG Posters, SBIR Program, DPAS
     States Added to FirstGov, GWACs Listed
     SBA Installs "HUBZone Gateway" Search Capability
     SBA Revises Agricultural Size Standards
     Proposed Laws Introduced
June 2001FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. II, No. 6)
     FebBizOpps.gov to Replace CBD, Performance-Based Contracts Preferred
     GAO Contracting Out Panel to Hold Meeting June 11
     DOT Issues Proposed Regs to Implement MOU with SBA
     SBA Proposes Revised SBIR Policy Directive
     USTR to Monitor Foreign Procurement Practices
     FY 2000 Spending Jumps 10% to $218.8 Billion
     Executive Compensation Benchmark Raised to $374,228
     Comments on "Blacklisting" Regulations Extended
May 2001FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. II, No. 5)
     "Blacklisting Rule" Suspended, FAC 97-21 Proposed for Permanent Repeal
     FAC 97-27 Implements Section 508 Accessibility Standards
     GAO Names Members of Contracting Out Panel
     SBA Waives Nonmanufacturer Rule for Bearings
     Energy Reinstates Legal Management Regulation
     Existing Project Labor Agreements "Grandfathered"
     DOD Clarifies Acquisition Education Requirements
     NASA to Hold Meeting on Procurement Policies Meeting
April 2001FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. II, No. 4)
     OMB Memo Establishes 20% Performance-Based Contracting Goal
     Angela Styles Nominated as OFPP Administrator
     FAC 97-22 Effective Date Delayed
     GAO to Convene Panel on Contracting Out
     DOE Seeks More Changes to M&O Contracts
     Labor Removes Qualified Workers Nondisplacement Reg
     GAO Rules On E-Mail Timeliness
     Adarand Back to Supreme Court for Third Time
     DOD to Hold Meeting on Cost Measurement and Allocation
     EPA Adopts "Notice-to-Proceed" Letter Contract
     New Database Has Davis-Bacon Wage Determinations
     Grants Info on the Internet
March 2001FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. II, No. 3)
     Bush Issues Three Acquisition-Related Orders Involving Labor
     DOE Fee Tied to Security, Environment, Safety, Health
     Proposed Nonmanufacturer Rule Waiver for Bearings
     GAO Issues Three Reports on Small Business Contracting
     OMB Announces Availability of FAIR Act Inventories
     DOE Delays Implementation of Two Regulations
February 2001FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. II, No. 2)
     FAC 97-22 Cleans House, FAC 97-23 Prohibits Products by Child Labor
     HHSAR Rewritten
     SBA Implements HUBZone Program Improvements
     FAR Changes Proposed on Helium, IT Accessibility
     President Bush Freezes New Regulations
     DOE Rewrites DEAR Part 970, Mandates Legal Management
     DOL Revises Davis-Bacon, Service Contract Act Regs
January 2001FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. II, No. 1)
     FAC 97-21 Implements Widely Opposed "Blacklisting" Regulations
     Proposed FAR Changes on High Tech Employees
     MMAS, Profit Incentives Revised in DFARS
     OMB Issues Late Payment Penalties on Cost-Type Services
     Prompt Payment Interest Rate Set at 6 3/8%
     DOD Establishes "Share A-76!" Web Site
     IT Accessibility Standards Published


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