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DoD, NASA and Coast Guard to Require More Cost or Pricing Data

On June 12, 2018, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council issued a Proposed Rule to significantly change when DoD, NASA and the Coast Guard will require cost or pricing data. Pursuant to the Proposed Rule, in the future, DoD, NASA and Coast Guard contracting officers will now be able to find a price “based on…
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Government Regulates Contractor NDAs

Today, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council issued a Final Rule in the Federal Register aimed at changing the FAR to ensure the U.S. Government does not enter into any agreement or contract with a contractor who requires its employees or subcontractors to sign confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) that might impair reporting of fraud, waste…
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SBA Creates Universal Mentor-Protege Program

In a Final Rule issued on July 25, 2016, the Small Business Administration (SBA) made changes to its regulations pertaining to mentor-protege arrangements between large and small U.S. Government contractors. Effective today (August 24, 2016), the Final Rule establishes a universal, Government-wide mentor-protege program available to all types of small business concerns.  Previously, the SBA…
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GSA Finally Begins to Change FSS Pricing Requirements

On June 23, 2016, the General Services Administration ("GSA") issued a Final Rule in the Federal Register to implement transactional data collection requirements for orders placed against GSA Federal Supply Schedule ("FSS") contracts, GSA Government-wide Acquisition Contracts ("GWACs") and GSA Indefinitely-Delivery Indefinite Quantity ("IDIQ") contracts. The Final Rule follows a proposed rule published by GSA…
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