Category Archives: Commercial Item Acquisition

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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GSA Changes Course on Commercial Terms

On July 31, 2015, the General Services Administration (“GSA”) issued a memorandum to its acquisition workforce that side steps long-standing Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) rules aimed at recognizing the standard terms and conditions under which commercially oriented companies sell their products and services. The memorandum formalizes a GSA Class Deviation from FAR Part 12 and…
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