Topic Archives: Acquisition Regulations

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 ...›


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. ...›


Solicitation Clause Granting Government Broad Intellectual Property Rights Found to be Unduly Restrictive and Not Serving Any Legitimate Agency Need

In a rare victory for an offeror challenging a solicitation provision as unduly restrictive in violation of CICA, Judge Damich of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims ruled that clauses granting the government broad data rights were unduly restrictive and served no legitimate agency need in a solicitation calling for proposals to become online providers of OSHA’s Online Outreach Training Program. ...›