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December 2013 (Vol. XIV, No. 12)             [pdf version]
     FAC 2005-71 Adds Clause Accelerating Payments to Small Business Subcontractors
     DFARS Amended to Address Supply Chain Risk
     Energy to Address Patents, Data, and Copyrights
     EPA Seeks Comments on Environmental Guidelines

November 2013 (Vol. XIV, No. 11)             [pdf version]
     SBA Issues Rules for Setting Aside Task Order Contracts, Contract Consolidation, and Bundling
     Nonmanufacturer Waiver for Bearings Partly Rescinded
     DOD Keeps Issuing Changes Despite Shutdown
     NASA Proposes Proposal Adequacy Checklist

October 2013 (Vol. XIV, No. 10)             [pdf version]
     Affirmative Action Goals Set for Disabled, Veteran Contractor Employees
     FAC 2005-70 Addresses Contractor Whistleblower Issues
     Protections Against Trafficking in Persons Proposed
     Lots More Changes to DOD Acquisition Regulations and Policies
     VA Revises SDVOSB/VOSB Protest Adjudication

September 2013 (Vol. XIV, No. 9)             [pdf version]
     FAC 2005-69 Establishes Standardized Past Performance Evaluation Factors and Ratings
     Contractors Have 14 Days to Comment on Performance Evaluations
     DOD Proposes “Overarching Prescriptions” for Clauses with Alternatives
     GSA Launches Online IT Solutions Navigator
     VA Extends SDVOSB/VOSB Re-Verification to 2 Years

August 2013 (Vol. XIV, No. 8)             [pdf version]
     GSA Reverse Action Site Introduced, To Compete with FedBid
     SBA Amends Small Business Subcontracting Rules
     Rescission of Nonmanufacturer Rule Waiver for Electrical Equipment Proposed
     Labor Revises Products on Child Labor List
     OMB Extends Small Subcontractors Payment Policy
     State Proposes Government Property Clauses

July 2013 (Vol. XIV, No. 7)             [pdf version]
     FAC 2005-67 Removes Limits on WOSB Set-Asides, Addresses Concerns with Acquisition of Social Media
     Compensation Benchmark Extended for DOD, NASA, CG
     Multitude of Small Business Size Standards Revised
     SBA Issues Small Business Size and Status Integrity Rule
     DOD Implements Treaties with Australia and the UK
     Uniform PIID Numbering System Proposed
     Interior Issues Procedures for the Buy Indian Act
     Export Control Requirements Proposed for DEAR
     Eight More Biobased Products Designated
     Prompt Payment Interest Rate Set at 1 3/4%

June 2013 (Vol. XIV, No. 6)             [pdf version]
     Court Declares NLRB Poster Requirement Invalid, Infringes on Businesses’ First Amendment Rights
     SBA Proposes Waiving Nonmanufacturing Rule for Ovens
     Dollar Limitations on WOSB Set-Asides Removed
     Defense Regulation-Making Picks Up Pace
     Removal of References to OFPP ILC Pamphlet Proposed
     DOE Revises Contractor Legal Management Requirements
     GSA Proposes Reinstating FSS Modification Clause

May 2013 (Vol. XIV, No. 5)             [pdf version]
     DOD Implements Contract Clause Logic Service, Contract Business Analysis Repository
     Proposed Rule Would Mandate CAGE Code Use
     NASA Commences NFS Updating Process
     DOE Seeks Comments on Improving ESPCs
     EPA Revises Printing Clause
     SBA Proposes Rescinding Nonmanufacturer Rule Waiver

April 2013 (Vol. XIV, No. 4)             [pdf version]
     DOD Implements Proposal Adequacy Checklist, Two Trade Agreements
     Small Business Protest Procedures Proposed
     Proposed FAR Change Addresses Defense Base Act
     DOD Lists FPI’s Items To Be Competed

March 2013 (Vol. XIV, No. 3)             [pdf version]
     FAC 2005-66 Extends FAR Subpart 13.5 Procedures, Addresses Raising T&M Ceiling Prices
     DOD Issues Rules on Acquiring Tents, Alleged Crimes
     Comments Sought on Performance Cost Comparisons
     OPM to Adopt FAR Suspension and Debarment Procedures

February 2013 (Vol. XIV, No. 2)             [pdf version]
     FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act Extends FAR Subpart 13.5 Procedures Through 2014
     FAC 2005-65 Extends Task Order Protest Authority
     HHSAR Patent and Data Rights Clauses Proposed
     Those with Tax Liability Barred from DOD Contracts
     FY12 Spending Down 4% to $514 Billion

January 2013 (Vol. XIV, No. 1)             [pdf version]
     FAR Amended to Require Nondisplacement of Predecessor Service Contractor's Employees
     FAR Implements Iranian Sanctions
     Accelerated Subcontractor Payments Proposed
     Mileage Reimbursement Set at 56.5¢/Mile for Autos
     SBA Finalizes, Proposes More Size Standards
     GSA Proposes Expanding Industrial Funding Fee Use
     GSA Withdraws Proposed FSS Contracting Rewrite
     DEAR Property Regulations Updated
     HUDAR Brought Up-to-Date
     Poland New Qualifying Country
     Eight Categories Proposed for Biobased Designation
     Prompt Payment Interest Rate Set at 1 3/8%



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