Topic Archives: Acquisition Regulations

Small Business

Problems Abound with DOD’s Proposed IRAD Rule

On November 4, 2016, the Department of Defense proposed a new rule applicable to major defense contractors who expect to use future independent research and development (“IRAD”) to perform DoD contracts.  The proposed rule requires DoD agencies to assign an evaluation cost penalty to the proposed price of any contractor expecting to receive reimbursement from ...›

Federal Procurement

Texas Court Temporarily Stops Implementation of Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces

Last week, Judge Marcia Crone of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas stopped the implementation of controversial provisions of Executive Order 13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, the associated FAR rule and Department of Labor Guidance (“the rules”). The Executive Order, which was first issued in 2014, requires contracting officers ...›

Compliance

Interim Rule Prohibits Contracting With Delinquent Taxpayers and Criminal Convicts

The FAR Council has amended the FAR to prohibit the federal government from contracting with entities that have an unpaid tax liability or a federal felony conviction. The interim rule issued on December 4, 2015 requires offerors to specify whether they: (1) have been convicted of a felony under federal law; and (2) have an unpaid federal tax liability after exhausting all judicial and administrative remedies. ...›