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December 2002FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. III, No. 12)
     FAC 2001-10 Addresses Financing Policies, Records, Project Labor Agreements
     DOD 5000 Acquisition Policy Documents Cancelled
     Proposed FAR Changes on SF 129, GPO Printing, Debarment
     GSA Requires Small Business Certifications for Options
     DFARS Changes on FMS, Award Fee Payments
     Proposed A-76 Revision to Rely on FAR Part 15 Procedures
     OFPP Issues Proposals for "Unbundling" Contracts
November 2002FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. III, No. 11)
     DFARS Revised on Multiple Award Competitions, Enterprise Software Agreements
     FAR Changes on Efficient Devices, Relocation Costs
     2002 FAIR Act Inventories Available to Public
     SBA Proposes Change to Tour Operators Size Standard
     GAO Proposes Revisions to Bid Protest Regulations
     SBA Denies Hand Tools Nonmanufacturer Waiver
October 2002FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. III, No. 10)
     FAC 2001-09 Clamps Down on Task & Delivery Orders
     SBA Revising SBIR Program Policies
     SBA Waives One Nonmanufacturer Rule, Rethinks Another
     Comments Requested on Improving Contract Closeouts
     Bonneville Purchasing Instructions Available
September 2002FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. III, No. 9)
     FAR Changes Proposed on Cost Principles, Overpayments, Environmental Management
     DOD Exempts UK Products, Finalizes Security Rule
     OMB Seeks to Streamline Grants Process
     SBA Adopts, Revises NAICS Codes for Size Standards
     DOD Revises Its Regulations on "Other Transactions"
August 2002FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. III, No. 8)
     DOD Proposes Exempting "Substantially Transformed" U.S.-Made End Products from BAA
     Lots of DFARS Rules Finalized
     OGE to Review Conflict of Interest Statutes
     SBA Proposes Small Business Size Standards Changes
     NFS Addresses Performance Evaluations, IT Security
     VAAR Construction/A-E Clause Prescriptions Revised
     Prompt Payment Interest Rate Set at 5 1/4%
July 2002FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. III, No. 7)
     FAC 2001-08 Restricts "Incidental Items" on FSS Orders
     FY 2001 Spending Increases 8.1% to $248.7 Billion
     FAR Changes on Taxes Proposed, 508 Comments Sought
     DFARS Changes on U.S.-Flag Vessels, Indian Organizations
     Travel Agencies' Size Standard Increased
June 2002FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. III, No. 6)
     FAC 2001-07 Addresses Performance-Based Preference, Balance of Payments
     Training and Education Cost Principle Changes Proposed
     DOD to Hold Meeting on Federal Prison Industries
     Waiver of GSA Screening of DOD Property Extended
     GAO Commercial Activities Panel Issues Report
     OMB to Hold Meeting on Competition, Contract Bundling
     Executive Compensation Benchmark Raised to $387,783
     Nonmaufacturer Rule Waived for Bearings
May 2002FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. III, No. 5)
     New DFARS Rules Address Profit, Berry Amendment, NAFTA
     DOD FAIR Inventory Available
     Proposed FAR Changes on Personal Costs, Trademarks
     OFPP Issues Two Memos on Source Selections
     Safety and Health Clauses Amended in NFS
     SBA Proposes Increasing Testing Labs' Size Standards
     Nonmanufacturer Rule Waiver Proposed for Bearings
April 2002FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. III, No. 4)
     FACs 2001-05, 2001-06 Issued
     Enron, Arthur Andersen Suspended from Federal Work
     DOD Conducts Some "Spring Cleaning," Too
     Revamped FirstGov Website, E-Gov Strategy Unveiled
     SBA Proposes Increasing Travel Agencies' Size Standard
     Unnecessary Requirements Removed from EPAAR
March 2002FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. III, No. 3)
     FAC 2001-04 Redefines "Classified Acquisitions"
     Listing of Multi-Agency Contract Instruments Proposed
     GAO Protest Procedures Being Reviewed
     Trade Agreements Act and NAFTA Thresholds Revised
     DOD Extends Suspension of SDB Evaluation Adjustments
     SBA Proposes Revising Size Standard for Oil Refineries
     NFS Changes on Security, Construction Set-Asides
     EPA to Empower Procurement Officials
February 2002FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. III, No. 2)
     2002 Defense Authorization Act Signed Into Law
     New DFARS Rules on Caribbean, Italy, Switzerland
     Automobile Reimbursement Increased to 36.5 Cents/Mile
     SBA Increases Small Business Size Standards for Services
     FAR Policy on Material Safety Data Sheets to be Revised
     OMB Releases Third Set of FAIR Act Inventories
     DOE Publishes List of Low Standby Power Devices
     List of FedBizOpps Print Providers Published
January 2002FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE (Vol. III, No. 1)
     "Blacklisting Regulations" Permanently Revoked by FAC 2001-03
     FAC 2001-02 Addresses Energy Efficiency, Prompt Payment
     SBA Initiates BusinessLaw.gov
     Changes Proposed for NFS Safety and Health Clauses
     New DFARS Rules on Various Contracting Methods
     CBD Goes Out of Business January 4, 2002
     Prompt Payment Interest Rate Set at 5 1/2%


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