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December 2017 (Vol. XVIII, No. 12)             [pdf version]
     FAC 2005-96 Removes Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rule
     IRS to Assess Contractors’ Tax Compliance
     Number of Protests Decreased by 7% in FY 2017

November 2017 (Vol. XVIII, No. 11)             [pdf version]
     DOE Addresses Contracting Issues with Acquisition Letters, Deviations
     FY 2017 Spending Down 9% to $430 Billion
     DOD Negotiating MOUs with UK, Finland
     SBA Updates NAICS Codes for WOSB Program

October 2017 (Vol. XVIII, No. 10)             [pdf version]
     Hurricanes Generate Increased Thresholds, Emergency Procurement Authorities, EEO Waivers
     Federal Minimum Wage Increased to $10.35/Hour For 2018
     SBA Proposes Nonmanufacturer Rule Waiver
     SBA Adopts NAICS 2017 For Size Standards
     DOD Issues Four Additional Class Deviations
     NASA Proposes Revised Invoice Submission Process

September 2017 (Vol. XVIII, No. 9)             [pdf version]
     Comments on Costs/Benefits of U.S. International Government Procurement Obligations Sought
     Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act Penalties Increased
     GSA Issues FY 2018 CONUS Per Diem Rates
     Reimbursement Authorized for Uber on Official Travel

August 2017 (Vol. XVIII, No. 8)             [pdf version]
     OMB Issues Instructions for Enforcing Buy American Act Domestic Preferences
     Prompt Payment Interest Rate Set at 2 3/8%
     DOD Increases Micro-Purchase Threshold
     VOSB/SDVOSB Verification Guidelines Finalized
     NASA Finalizes Award Term Policy
     OMB Orders Consolidation of Package Delivery Services

July 2017 (Vol. XVIII, No. 7)             [pdf version]
     Office of Management and Budget Eliminating, Modifying Procurement-Related Guidance
     DOD Seeks Recommendations on Clauses to Repeal
     CAAC Deviation Removes Fair Pay and Workplaces Rule

June 2017 (Vol. XVIII, No. 6)             [pdf version]
     GSA Evaluating Regulations to Identify Those Suitable for Repeal, Replacement, or Modification
     Phase Two of VAAR Revision Proposed
     VA VOSB Set-Asides Take Precedence Over AbilityOne

May 2017 (Vol. XVIII, No. 5)             [pdf version]
     Trump Issues “Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order
     Rubber Gloves Nonmanufacturer Rule Waiver Terminated
     SBA Proposes to Adopt NAICS 2017 for Size Standards

April 2017 (Vol. XVIII, No. 4)             [pdf version]
     Trump Revokes Obama's Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order
     FY16 Spending Up 7.6% Over FY15, to $473 Billion
     SBA Intends to Terminate Rubber Gloves Nonmanufacturer Rule Waiver
     Revision of VAAR to Adhere to FAR Proposed

March 2017 (Vol. XVIII, No. 3)             [pdf version]
     Trump’s Executive Order Fleshes Out Regulatory Freeze Procedures
     GSA Looking for Alternates to DUNS® Numbers
     VA Revises Veteran-Owned Small Business Verification
     DOD Updates FPI’s Purchase List

February 2017 (Vol. XVIII, No. 2)             [pdf version]
     President Trump Orders Regulatory Freeze
     FAC 2005-95 is Obama Administration's Last Hurrah
     USDA Proposes 12 New Biobased Products
     Prompt Payment Interest Rate Set at 2 1/2%

January 2017 (Vol. XVIII, No. 1)             [pdf version]
     2017 Defense Authorization Act Increases Micro-Purchase Threshold, Extends SBIR/STTR
     FAC 2005-93 Puts FAC 2005-90 Fair Pay Rule on Hold
     FAC 2005-94 Addresses Subcontractor Payments, Privacy
     DOD Cleans House for New Administration
     Multiple-Award Contract Set-Asides to be Revised
     NASA Adds Financial Reporting of Property Requirement
     SBA Allows Credit for Lower Tier Subcontracting
     Mileage Reimbursement Set at 53.5¢/Mile for Autos
     OFPP Seeks Comments on Anti-Trafficking Best Practices
     OMB Adjusts Civil Penalties for Inflation



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