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December 2012 (Vol. XIII, No. 12)             [pdf version]
     FAC 2005-62 Updates Policy on Reporting to FPDS, Limits Use of Generic DUNS Numbers
     Twelve More Biobased Products Designated
     DOD Issues Preliminary “Better Buying Power 2.0”
     VA Requires Electronic Payment Requests
     Revision to CAS Exemption for Commercial Items Proposed
     Number of Protests Increased by 5% in FY 2012
     GSA Introduces GWACs Dashboard

November 2012 (Vol. XIII, No. 11)             [pdf version]
     OMB Issues Guidance on Allowable Costs Associated with the WARN Act
     4th Contingency Contracting Handbook Released
     GSAR Part 504 Revised
     DOD Announces Service and Construction Labor Website
     OFPP Clarifies CAO Roles and Responsibilities
     Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act Enacted
     NASA Provides Anchor Tenancy Regulations

October 2012 (Vol. XIII, No. 10)             [pdf version]
     FAC 2005-61 Cleans House, Updating Authorities and Deleting Obsolete References
     More Small Business Size Standards Changes
     Standardized Performance Evaluation Factors Proposed
     DOD Issues Two Past Performance Evaluation Deviations
     Order Strengthens Trafficking Protections

September 2012 (Vol. XIII, No. 9)             [pdf version]
     SBA Issues Amended Policy Directives on SBIR and STTR Programs
     SBA Adopts 2012 NAICS for Small Business Size Standards
     OMB Orders Prompt Payment to Small Subcontractors
     Two FAR Changes Proposed
     DHS Proposes “Consistent Approach” for T&M Contracts
     Treasury Proposes Minority and Women Inclusion

August 2012 (Vol. XIII, No. 8)             [pdf version]
     FAC 2005-60 Finalizes Rules on Compensation Reporting, Payments Under T&M Contracts
     Changes to 27 Size Standards Proposed
     Additional Guidance on T&M and LH Contracts Proposed
     Phase I of SAM Implemented
     FAR to Address Personnel Performing Security

July 2012 (Vol. XIII, No. 7)             [pdf version]
     OFPP, SBA Provide Guidance on Maximizing Small Business Utilization
     OFPP Proposes Value Engineering Revisions
     OMB Issues Guidance on Modular Development
     DOD Drafts Version 2 of Contingency COR Handbook
     DFARS Addresses Receipt of Only One Offer
     Twelve Categories Proposed for Biobased Designation
     Prompt Payment Interest Rate Set at 1 3/4%

June 2012 (Vol. XIII, No. 6)             [pdf version]
     FAC 2005-59 Extends Rules on Inverted Domestic Corporations, Revises CAS Threshold
     FAR Rule Would Address Nondisplacement of Workers
     SBA Proposes Changes on Use of MACs
     Jordan Confirmed as New OFPP Administrator
     OFPP Continues Acquisition “Myth-Busting”

May 2012 (Vol. XIII, No. 5)             [pdf version]
     FAC 2005-58 Addresses Biobased Procurements, Exports to Iran, Sole Source 8(a) Contracts
     GSA Leadership Removed for Extravagent Conference
     Executive Compensation Set at $763,029
     Mileage Reimbursement Set at 55.5¢/Mile for Autos
     VA Proposes Electronic Payment Requests

April 2012 (Vol. XIII, No. 4)             [pdf version]
     FAC 2005-56 Finalizes Rules on Women-Owned Business Set-Asides, Use of Cost-Reimbursement Contracts
     HUDAR Update Proposed
     NASA Updates Award Fee Clauses
     President Issues National Preparedness Order

March 2012 (Vol. XIII, No. 3)             [pdf version]
     Size Standards Finalized for Professional, Technical Services and Transportation
     USDA Withdraws Labor Law Violations Rule
     Foreign Contractor Excise Tax Would Be Unallowable
     Acquisition Thresholds in GSAR Adjusted
     EPA Amends Prescription for Work Assignment Clause

February 2012 (Vol. XIII, No. 2)             [pdf version]
     Defense Authorization Act Extends Task Order Protests, Mentor-Protégé Program
     FAC 2005-55 Finalizes Commercial Item T&M Contract Rule
     FY11 Spending Flat at $535 Billion
     EPA Updates Information Resources Management Policy
     GSA Finalizes Information Technology Security Provision

January 2012 (Vol. XIII, No. 1)             [pdf version]
     Procurement Thresholds Adjusted for Trade Agreements Acts
     CAS Applicability Threshold Change Finalized
     FIPS 161 Proposed for Removal from FAR
     New AGAR Clause on Labor Law Violations
     Prompt Payment Interest Rate Set at 2%
     President Directs Energy Savings Projects
     CAS 412 and 413 Harmonized with Pension Protection Act
     DOE Proposes Legal Management Requirements
     Use Purchase Cards for Small Business Awards



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