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2020 DISPATCHES

December

12/30/20, Department of Homeland Security; Revision to Deviation Prohibiting Contractors Using Telecommunications Equipment
12/30/20, Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR); Deviation on Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)
12/30/20, Department of Energy; Guidance for Continuing to Use Clauses Developed to Implement Section 3610 of the CARES Act
12/28/20, Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR); Foreign Acquisition
12/23/20, Government Accountability Office (GAO); Bid Protest Annual Report to the Congress for Fiscal Year 2020
12/22/20, Office of Management and Budget; OMB Circular A-94 2021 Discount Rates for Benefit-Cost Analysis of Federal Programs
12/21/20, Defense; Deviation on Verification of Eligibility for the Women-Owned Small Business Program
12/21/20, Defense; National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM)
12/18/20, Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR); Deviation to DEAR 952.204-73, Facility Clearance
12/18/20, Federal Management Regulation (FMR); Guidance on Use of Government-Issued Fleet Charge Cards
12/17/20, Multiple Agencies; Equal Participation of Faith-Based Organizations in the Federal Agencies’ Programs and Activities
12/16/20, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); Correction to Procurement of Certain Medical Supplies During COVID
12/15/20, Defense; Revised Non-Foreign Overseas Per Diem Rates
12/15/20, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP); Certainty in OFCCP Policies and Practices
12/14/20, Transportation; Inflation Adjustment to Small Business Size Limit of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
12/14/20, Department of Energy (DOE); Continuing Use of DOE’s Clauses Developed to Implement Section 3610 of the CARES Act
12/11/20, Department of Homeland Security; Deviation Implementing Executive Order 13950, Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping
12/10/20, GSA Acquisition Regulation; Extension of Exception for Non-Availability for Trade Agreements and Buy American Statute
12/10/20, General Services Administration; Extension of Purchase Exceptions from the AbilityOne Program in Response to COVID-19
12/9/20, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs; Requirements Regarding the Equal Opportunity Clause’s Religious Exemption
12/9/20, Defense; Commercial Purchase Card Guidance Related to National Interest Action Codes and Emergency Acquisitions
12/8/20, Defense; Reporting of Department of Defense Use of Other Transactions for Prototype Projects
12/7/20, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Reverse Auction Guidance
12/7/20, Department of Energy; Deviation Implementing Requirements in Executive Order 13950, Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping
12/3/20, General Services Administration; Deviation on PBS Authority for Ten Year Operations and Maintenance Service Procurements
12/3/20, Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation; Policy Flash 2021-10, Acquisition Guide Chapter 19.2, Small Business Programs
12/3/20, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP); Small Federal Contractor Technical Assistance Guide
12/1/20, Defense; Deviation on Robotic Process Automation Capability for Confirming Section 889 Prospective Offeror Representations

November

11/30/20, GSA Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Withdrawal of Rule Removing Office of General Counsel Review for Final Payments
11/27/20, Small Business Administration (SBA); Small Business Size Standards for Education Services and Health Care
11/27/20, Defense; Assessing Contractor Implementation of Cybersecurity Requirements
11/23/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Repeal of Clauses Related to Taxes Applied to Foreign Contracts in Afghanistan
11/23/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Repeal of Provision and Clause on Reserve Officer Training Corps and Military Recruiting
11/23/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Authorities for Minimizing the Use of Materials Containing Hexavalent Chromium
11/23/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Commercial Item Determinations
11/23/20, Defense; Deviation on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping
11/20/20, Office of Management and Budget (OMB); Review of Federal Contracting and Hiring Practices Under Executive Order 13940
11/16/20, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); Indefinite-Delivery and Indefinite-Quantity Contracts for Federal-Aid Construction
11/16/20, Department of Energy (DOE); Extension of Suspension of Certain Safety Requirements During the COVID-19 Crisis
11/13/20, Small Business Administration (SBA); Small Business Size Standards for Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
11/10/20, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP); Procedures to Resolve Potential Employment Discrimination
11/10/20, Health and Human Services Acquisition Regulation (HHSAR); Procedures for Contracting Under the Buy Indian Act
11/9/20, Defense; Warranty Guide, Version 2.0
11/5/20, Office of Federal Procurement Policy; Conformance of Cost Accounting Standards to GAAP for Operating Revenue and Leases
11/4/20, Small Business Administration (SBA); Removal of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program Regulations
11/3/20, Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201-3, Personal Identity Verification of Federal Employees and Contractors
11/2/20, Small Business Administration (SBA); Use of Federal Surplus Property for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
11/2/20, Labor; Labor Surplus Area Classification
11/2/20, Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP); Increasing the Participation of Americans with Disabilities in Federal Contracting

Octoberr

10/30/20, Public Law 116-183, Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2019
10/27/20, Defense; Improving Compliance with Buy American Laws
10/23/20, Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2021-02, Miscellaneous Amendments
10/23/20, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); Procurement of Certain Medical Supplies During COVID-19
10/22/20, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Application of Micro-Purchase Threshold to Task and Delivery Orders
10/22/20, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs; Request for Information on Race and Sex Stereotyping and Scapegoating
10/21/20, Defense; Revision to Deviation on CARES Act Section 3610 Implementation
10/20/20, Defense; Revision to Deviation on CARES Act Section 3610 Reimbursement Requests
10/19/20, EPA Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR); Scientific Integrity
10/19/20, Department of Energy (DOE); Prohibition on Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment
10/19/20, General Services Administration (GSA); Deviation on Limitations on Subcontracting for Small Businesses
10/16/20, Small Business Administration (SBA); Consolidation of Mentor-Protégé Programs and Other Contracting Amendments
10/16/20, USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR); Leave and Holidays for U.S. Personal Services Contractors, Including Medical Leave
10/16/20, Defense; Deploying Contractor Service Contract Reporting in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov)
10/15/20, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Revision of “Commercial Item” Definition
10/15/20, Defense; Allowability of Contractor Costs – Donation of Unused Leave in Response to the COVID-19 National Emergency
10/9/20, NASA FAR Supplement; Removal of “Use of Government Property for Commercial Work”
10/8/20, Defense; Guidance on Implementation of Adjusted Government Charge Card Cardholder Special Designation Thresholds
10/7/20, Small Business Administration (SBA); Rules of Procedure Governing Cases Before the Office of Hearings and Appeals
10/6/20, Department of Energy (DOE); Continuing Use of DOE’s Clauses Developed to Implement Section 3610 of the CARES Act
10/6/20, Defense; Special Emergency Procurement Authority and Head of the Contracting Activity Delegated Authority
10/5/20, GSA Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Clause Number Corrections
10/2/20, Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2021-01, Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds
10/2/20, Small Business Administration; Size Standards for Transportation and Warehousing; Information; Finance and Insurance
10/2/20, Small Business Administration; Size Standards for Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting; Mining, Quarrying, and Oil
10/2/20, Labor; Determination Revising the List of Products Requiring Contractor Certification as to Forced or Indentured Child Labor
10/1/20, GSA Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Removal of Office of General Counsel Review for Final Payments
10/1/20, Small Business Administration (SBA); Women-Owned Small Businesses NAICS Study
10/1/20, Defense; Delegation of Defective Pricing Authority to the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)

September

9/30/20, Department of Energy (DOE); Conversion of Activities Performed by Small Business Concerns to Federal Employees
9/29/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds
9/29/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Assessing Contractor Implementation of Cybersecurity Requirements
9/29/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Modification of Determination Requirement for Certain Task- or Delivery-Order Contracts
9/29/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Repeal of “Substitutions for Military or Federal Specifications and Standards” Clause
9/29/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Repeal of “Alternate Preservation, Packaging, and Packing” Provision
9/29/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Restriction on the Acquisition of Tantalum
9/29/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Treatment of Certain Items as Commercial Items
9/29/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Source Restrictions on Auxiliary Ship Components
9/29/20, Office of Management and Budget; Ending Employee Trainings That Undermine the Principle of Fair and Equal Treatment
9/25/20, Labor; Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act
9/25/20, Federal Management Regulation (FMR); Art in Architecture
9/24/20, Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation; Contractor Qualifications, Acquisition of Utility Services, and Contract Administration
9/24/20, Executive Order 13950, Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping
9/18/20, Office of Federal Procurement Policy; Conformance of Cost Accounting Standards to GAAP for Tangible Assets and Material
9/16/20, Defense; Revised Non-Foreign Overseas Per Diem Rates
9/15/20, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Use of Acquisition 360 to Encourage Vendor Feedback
9/14/20, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Maximizing Use of American-Made Goods, Products, and Materials
9/14/20, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance
9/10/20, Defense; DOD Directive 5000.01, The Defense Acquisition System, Goes Into Effect
9/10/20, Defense; Recording Implementation of Section 889(a)(1)(B) When Using the Governmentwide Commercial Purchase Card
9/8/20, GSA Acquisition Regulation; Extension of Exception for Non-Availability for Trade Agreements and Buy American Statute
9/8/20, General Services Administration; Extension of Purchase Exceptions from the AbilityOne Program in Response to COVID-19
9/8/20, General Services Administration (GSA); Moratorium on Enforcement of “Contract Sales Criteria” Clause During COVID-19
9/4/20, Office of Management and Budget (OMB); Training in the Federal Government
9/1/20, Office of Management and Budget (OMB); Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Security Act

August

8/31/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Definition of “Micro-Purchase Threshold”
8/31/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Repeal of “Ordering” Clause
8/31/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Use of Defense Logistics Agency Energy as a Source of Fuel
8/31/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Technical Amendments
8/31/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Use of Supplier Performance Risk System Assessments
8/31/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Small Business Innovation Research Program Data Rights
8/31/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Property Loss Reporting in the Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment
8/31/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Prohibition on Contracting with Persons Who Have Business with the Maduro Regime
8/31/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Small Business Innovation Research Program Data Rights
8/31/20, Defense; Deviation Prohibiting Providing Funds to the Enemy and Authorization of Additional Access to Records
8/31/20, Labor; Rate Change in Minimum Wage for Contractors for 2021 (to $10.95/hour)
8/27/20, Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2020-09, Prohibition on Contractors Using Certain Telecommunications Equipment
8/27/20, NASA FAR Supplement; Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Parts
8/26/20, Department of Homeland Security (DHS); Deviation Regarding Limitations on Subcontracting for Small Businesses
8/25/20, Executive Order 13946, Targeting Opportunity Zones and Other Distressed Communities for Federal Site Locations
8/25/20, Defense; Base Operations and Support Services Contracts
8/24/20, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Analysis for Equipment Acquisitions
8/24/20, General Services Administration (GSA); Deviation for a Ten Year Period for the ASTRO Program
8/24/20, General Services Administration; Deviation Authorizing Exception to the Maximum Quantity Limitation for ASTRO Program
8/24/20, General Services Administration (GSA); Deviation Enhancing Competition at the Order Level for Certain IDIQ Contracts
8/19/20, GSA Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Increasing Order Level Competition for Federal Supply Schedules
8/19/20, GSA Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Task-Order and Delivery-Order Ombudsman Update
8/19/20, GSA Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Update of GSA Forms References
8/18/20, Defense; Implementation Guidance for Section 3610 Reimbursement Requests on Other Transactions for Prototype Projects
8/18/20, Defense; Memorandum for Record Template for CARES Act Section 3610 Reimbursement
8/18/20, Defense; Revision to Deviation on CARES Act Section 3610 Implementation
8/18/20, Department of Energy; Purchase Card Limits Unaffected by Increases to Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds
8/17/20, Defense; Deviation on CARES Act Section 3610 Reimbursement Requests
8/17/20, Defense; Superseding Deviation on Section 890 Pilot Program to Accelerate Contracting and Pricing Processes
8/17/20, Defense; Superseding Deviation on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)
8/17/20, Small Business Administration (SBA); Amendment to Combined SBIR Program and STTR Program Policy Directive
8/17/20, Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Fiscal Year 2021 Maximum Per Diem Rates for the Continental United States (CONUS)
8/17/20, Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation; Deviation from VAAR 808.002, Priorities for Use of Mandatory Government Sources
8/14/20, General Services Administration (GSA); Workforce Guidance on FY 2019 NDAA Section 889(a)(1)(B) (“Part B”)
8/14/20, Department of Homeland Security (DHS); Deviation Prohibiting Contractors Using Certain Telecommunications Equipment
8/14/20, Defense; Publication of the Purchase Request Data Standard, Version 3.0
8/13/20, Department of Energy (DOE); DOE Amazon Business Prime Account - GSA SmartPay Purchase Card Program
8/13/20, Defense; Implementation of Section 889 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Using Certain Telecommunications
8/13/20, General Services Administration (GSA); Deviation Implementing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)
8/13/20, GSA Acquisition Regulation; Deviation for Lease Acquisitions and CSOs Prohibiting Certain Telecommunications
8/11/20, Small Business Administration (SBA); Proposed Nonmanufacturer Rule Waiver for Surgical Beds
8/11/20, Defense; Force Health Protection Travel Guidance for Contractor Personnel
8/11/20, Department of Homeland Security; Revision to Deviation Providing for Accelerated Payments to Small Business Contractors
8/10/20, Public Law 116-155, Department of Veterans Affairs Contracting Preference Consistency Act of 2020
8/10/20, Department of Homeland Security (DHS); Deviation Implementing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)
8/7/20, Executive Order 13944, Ensuring Essential Medicines, Medical Countermeasures, and Critical Inputs are Made in the U.S.
8/7/20, Department of Energy (DOE); Requirements for Accounting System Reviews and Final Indirect Cost Rate Proposal Reviews
8/4/20, Executive Order 13940, Aligning Federal Contracting and Hiring Practices With the Interests of American Workers
8/3/20, EPA Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR); Open Source Software
8/3/20, Department of Energy (DOE); Contracting Officer Responsibilities for the Review of Subcontract Consent Packages

July

7/31/20, General Services Administration (GSA) Launches IT Acquisition University
7/29/20, Defense; Temporary Redeployment of Certain Contractor Employees from Iraq and Syria and Request for Information
7/24/20, Defense; Implementation of the Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Using Certain Telecommunications Equipment
7/20/20, Office of Management and Budget (OMB); Buying for America
7/20/20, Department of Energy; FAR Class Deviation Eliminating Hard Copy Original Documents, Signatures, Notarization, and Seals
7/20/20, National Park Service (NPS); Concession Contracts to Provide Commercial Visitor Services
7/17/20, Small Business Administration (SBA); Nonmanufacturer Rule Waiver for Diabetic Test Strips
7/16/20, Defense; SmartPay®3 Government-Wide Commercial Purchase Card Oversight and Reporting – SP3 Transition Memo #12
7/15/20, Office of Management and Budget (OMB); Additional Guidance on Contracting Resiliency in the Fight Against COVID-19
7/14/20, FAC 2020-08, Prohibition on Contractors Using Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment
7/10/20, Prompt Payment Act and Contract Disputes Act Interest Rate (1 1/8%)
7/8/20, GSA Acquisition Regulation; Extension of Exception for Non-Availability for Trade Agreements and Buy American Statute
7/8/20, General Services Administration; Extension of Purchase Exceptions From the AbilityOne Program in Response to COVID-19
7/7/20, Defense; Procure-to-Pay SOP for Distributing Receipt Acceptance and Electronic Receipt and Processing of Requests for Payment
7/6/20, Defense; Guidance for Assessment of Other COVID-19 Related Impacts and Costs
7/6/20, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Supplement to Deviation Regarding Limitations on Subcontracting for Small Businesses
7/2/20, Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2020-07, Miscellaneous Amendments
7/2/20, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Deviation Implementing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)
7/2/20, Defense; Deviation Implementing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)
7/2/20, Defense; FedMall COVID-19 Non-Medical Personal Protective Equipment Contingency Corridor for Small Business
7/2/20, Defense; Supplier Performance Risk System for NIST Special Publication 800-171 Department of Defense Assessment

June

6/30/20, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds
6/30/20, Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR); Loan Guaranty and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Programs
6/29/20, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR); Waiver of Discriminatory Purchasing Requirements for Goods and Services of Mexico
6/29/20, General Services Administration (GSA); Contracts Awarded for Commercial E-Marketplace Platform Providers
6/26/20, GSA Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Update of Website Addresses
6/22/20, Defense; Procedure for Records Retention and Destruction in the Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment (PIEE)
6/19/20, General Services Administration (GSA); Moratorium on Enforcement of “Contract Sales Criteria” Clause During COVID-19
6/19/20, General Services Administration (GSA); Extension of the National Interest Action code for COVID-19 (P20C)
6/16/20, Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation; Administrative Matters, Publicizing Contract Actions, and Termination of Contracts
6/12/20, Defense; Deviation on the Acquisition of Dinnerware and Stainless Steel Flatware
6/9/20, Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR); Foreign Acquisition
6/9/20, Federal Management Regulation (FMR); Personal Property Management
6/8/20, Labor; Fluctuating Workweek Method of Computing Overtime
6/5/20, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Policy on Joint Ventures
6/5/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Modification of “Notification of Anticipated Contract Termination or Reduction” Clause
6/5/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Correction to Restrictions on Acquisitions From Foreign Sources
6/5/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Repeal of Annual Reporting Requirements to Congressional Defense Committees
6/5/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Market Research and Consideration of Value for the Determination of Price
6/5/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Justification and Approval Threshold for 8(a) Contracts
6/5/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Qualifications Requirements for Contracting Positions
6/5/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Technical Amendments
6/5/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Data Collection and Inventory for Services Contracts
6/5/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Repeal of “Tariff Information” Clause
6/3/20, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Good Faith in Small Business Subcontracting

May

5/29/20, Defense; Deviation Prohibiting the Procurement of Foreign-Made Unmanned Aircraft Systems
5/29/20, Defense; Deviation Prohibiting Use of Certain Energy Sourced from Inside the Russian Federation
5/29/20, Defense; Revised Non-Foreign Overseas Per Diem Rates
5/29/20, Department of Energy (DOE); Policy Flash 2020-31, New DOE Acquisition Guide Chapter 8.3, Category Management
5/26/20, Defense; Reporting Source Selection Process in the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS)
5/13/20, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); List of Domestically Nonavailable Articles
5/11/20, Small Business Administration (SBA); Women-Owned Small Business Certification
5/8/20, Small Business Administration (SBA); Small Disadvantaged Businesses Regulatory Reform
5/8/20, Defense; Update to Standard Procurement System (SPS) Sunset Date
5/7/20, Defense; Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment (PIEE) Capabilities
5/6/20, Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2020-06, Miscellaneous Amendments
5/4/20, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Deviation Eliminating Hard Copy Original Documents, Signatures, Notarization, and Seals
5/1/20, Defense; Deviation on Original Documents, Signatures, Seals, and Notarization
5/1/20, Defense; Process for Section 3610 Reimbursement
5/1/20, General Services Administration (GSA); Purchase Exceptions From the AbilityOne Program in Response to COVID-19

April

4/30/20, Department of Energy (DOE); Policy Flash 2020-28, Guidance on Using Clauses Developed for Section 3610 of the CARES Act
4/30/20, Defense; Wide Area Workflow Training Certificates
4/28/20, Department of Energy; Policy Flash 2020-27, Guidance on Coding COVID-19 Actions in Procurement Reporting Systems
4/28/20, Small Business Administration (SBA); List of Small Business Rules To Be Reviewed Pursuant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act
4/27/20, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Consolidation and Substantial Bundling
4/27/20, Department of Energy (DOE); Policy Flash 2020-26, 180 Day Extension to Anniversary Dates for Protective Force Personnel
4/27/20, Department of Energy (DOE); Policy Flash 2020-25, Temporary Suspension of Certain Safety Requirements During COVID-19
4/27/20, General Services Administration (GSA); Human-Centered Design Evaluation and Buying Guide
4/22/20, Defense; Early Engagement Opportunity on Implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
4/22/20, General Services Administration (GSA); Temporary Policy for Contractor Onboarding and Offboarding During COVID-19
4/22/20, GSA Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Deviation on CARES Act Section 3610 Implementation
4/22/20, GSA Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); List of GSA Programs Subject to Limitations Under Section 3610 Deviation
4/21/20, Office of Management and Budget (OMB); Aligning Agency Operations with the Guidelines for Opening Up America Again
4/21/20, Defense; Deviation on Flexibilities for Electronic Delivery of Information Related to Suspensions and Debarments
4/20/20, Office of Management and Budget (OMB); Preserving the Federal Contracting Base in the Fight Against the COVID-19
4/20/20, Small Business Administration (SBA); Proposed Nonmanufacturer Rule Waiver for Diabetic Test Strips
4/20/20, Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR); Contractor Qualifications, Utility Services, and Contract Administration
4/17/20, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Deviation Regarding Customary Progress Payment Rates Based on Costs
4/17/20, Defense; Temporary Redeployment of At-Risk Contractor Employees from Afghanistan
4/16/20, GSA Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Deviation Eliminating Hard Copy Original Documents and Seals for Certain Contracts
4/15/20, Defense; Implementation Guidance for Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
4/15/20, Department of Energy (DOE); Policy Flash 2020-23, Procuring Enhanced Entry Screening Services (EESS)
4/15/20, Department of Energy (DOE); Guidance for Using DOE’s Clauses Developed to Implement Section 3610 of the CARES Act
4/13/20, Presidential Memorandum Authorizing the Exercise of Authority Under Public Law 85-804
4/9/20, Defense; Deviation on CARES Act Section 3610 Implementation
4/9/20, Defense; Deviation on Limitations on Subcontracting for Small Business
4/8/20, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Deviation to Provide Accelerated Payments to Small Business Contractors
4/8/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Modification of “Advanced Payment Pool” Clause
4/8/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Modification of “Payment for Subline Items Not Separately Priced” Clause
4/8/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Modification of “Tax Relief” Clause
4/8/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Performance-Based Payments
4/8/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Accelerated Payments for Small Business Contractors
4/8/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Technical Amendments
4/8/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Expediting Contract Closeout
4/8/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds
4/8/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Proposed Repeal of “Substitutions for Military Specifications and Standards” Clause
4/8/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Proposed Repeal of “Alternate Preservation, Packaging, and Packing” Provision
4/8/20, GSA Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Deviation Providing Flexibilities for Signatures and Seals on Bonds
4/7/20, Defense; Change to the Delegation of Authority for Use of Other Transactions for Prototype Projects in Response to COVID-19
4/7/20, EPA; Comprehensive Procurement Guideline Designations and Recovered Materials Advisory Notice Recommendations
4/7/20, GSA Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Non-Availability Exception for Trade Agreements and Buy American Statute Clauses
4/3/20, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Deviation on Flexibilities for the Debarring Official’s Correspondence with Contractors
4/3/20, Defense; Deviation on Undefinitized Contract Actions During the National Emergency for the Coronavirus Disease 2019
4/3/20, Defense; Deviation on Submission of Interim Vouchers Under Classified Contracts
4/3/20, Defense; Implementation of Deviation Increasing Progress Payment Rates
4/3/20, Defense; SmartPay®3 Government-Wide Commercial Purchase Card Guidance for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
4/3/20, Defense; Policies and Procedures Governing SmartPay®3 Government-Wide Commercial Purchase Card Use
4/1/20, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Construction Contract Administration
4/1/20, Defense; Determining and Making Commercial Item Procurements to Respond to COVID-19
4/1/20, Defense; Reporting COVID-19 Related Actions to the Federal Procurement Data System
4/1/20, Department of Energy (DOE); Flash 2020-21, Public Law 85-804 Indemnification for Contractors Responding to COVID-19

March

3/31/20, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Section 508-Based Standards in Information and Communication Technology
3/31/20, Defense; Managing Defense Contracts Impacts of the Novel Coronavirus
3/31/20, General Services Administration (GSA); Guidance Regarding Contracts for GSA Essential Critical Infrastructure and COVID-19
3/30/20, EPA Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR); Award Term Incentive
3/30/20, Defense; Doing Business with the Department – Supporting the Response to COVID-19 and Attachment
3/25/20, Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR); Acquisition of Commercial Items and Simplified Acquisition Procedures
3/25/20, Federal Employees Health Benefits Acquisition Regulation (FEHBAR); Self Plus One and Contract Matrix Update
3/25/20, Defense; Ensuring Proper Line Item Structure to Support Asset Valuation
3/25/20, Department of Energy (DOE); Policy Flash 2020-19, Emergency Acquisition Flexibilities for COVID-19
3/24/20, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP); Contracts for Coronavirus Relief Efforts
3/23/20, Office of Management and Budget (OMB); Managing Federal Contract Performance Issues Associated with COVID-19
3/23/20, Defense; Defense Industrial Base Contract Considerations
3/23/20, Defense; Contract Place of Performance – Public Health Considerations
3/20/20, Defense; Deviation Increasing Progress Payment Rates
3/20/20, Defense; Deviation Protecting Data and Computer Software Under Small Business Innovation Research Program Contracts
3/19/20, Executive Order 13909, Prioritizing and Allocating Health and Medical Resources to Respond to the Spread of COVID-19
3/19/20, Defense; Deviation on Justification and Approval Threshold for 8(a) Contracts
3/19/20, Cost Accounting Standards Board; Conformance of the Cost Accounting Standards to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
3/17/20, Department of Energy (DOE); Initial Guidance Regarding Actions to Address Effect of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
3/17/20, Federal Management Regulation (FMR); Revision to Foreign Gift Minimal Value ($415)
3/13/20, Defense; List of Federal Supply Classification (FSC) Codes to be Competed When Purchasing from Federal Prison Industries
3/13/20, Defense; Strategic Plan for Defense Wide Procurement Capabilities (A Functional Strategy) – Version 3.0
3/13/20, Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR); Acquisition Guide Chapter 17.5, Interagency Acquisitions
3/12/20, Defense; Planning for Potential Novel Coronavirus Contract Impacts
3/9/20, Small Business Administration (SBA); Nonmanufacturer Rule Waiver for Off-the-Shelf Laptop and Tablet Computers
3/6/20, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP); Discretionary Review by the Secretary
3/6/20, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP); Discretionary Review by the Secretary
3/6/20, Defense; Emergency Acquisition Flexibilities – Disaster or Emergency Assistance Activities
3/6/20, Defense; Continuation of Essential Contractor Services
3/3/20, Federal Management Regulation (FMR); Physical Security

February

2/28/20, USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR); Designation of Personal Services Contractors as Contracting Officers
2/28/20, Department of Energy (DOE); Policy Flash 2020-14, Updated Vendor Communication Plan
2/27/20, Federal Acquisition Circular 2020-05, Set-Asides Under Multiple-Award Contracts
2/26/20, Defense; Reporting of Department of Defense Use of Other Transactions for Prototype Projects
2/19/20, EPA Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR); Revision of “Submission of Invoices” Clause
2/13/20, Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation; Administrative Matters, Publicizing Contract Actions, and Termination of Contracts
2/12/20, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Individual Sureties
2/11/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Meeting on Prohibited Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Equipment or Services
2/10/20, Defense; Deviation on Reporting Loss of Government Property
2/10/20, Defense; Deviation Prohibiting Contracting with Persons Who Have Business Operations with the Maduro Regime
2/10/20, Defense; Deviation Restricting the Acquisition of Tantalum
2/4/20, Small Business Administration (SBA); Removal of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program Regulations
2/3/20, Defense; Final Governmentwide Commercial Purchase Card Disciplinary Category Definitions Guidance
2/3/20, Federal Management Regulation (FMR); Utility Services

January

1/31/20, Labor; Rescission of Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts Regulations
1/31/20, Department of Energy (DOE); Acquisition Letter 2020-04, Implementation of FY 2020 Consolidated Appropriations Acts
1/30/20, Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA); Mailing Address Change
1/23/20, Small Business Administration (SBA); Proposed Nonmanufacturer Rule Waiver for Leather Holsters (M18 System)
1/22/20, Small Business Administration (SBA); Proposed Nonmanufacturer Rule Waiver for Handheld Land Mobile Radios
1/21/20, Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP); Proposed Definition of “Procurement Administrative Lead Time”
1/21/20, Small Business Administration (SBA); Transfer of Federal Surplus Property to Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
1/16/20, Small Business Administration (SBA); Proposed Nonmanufacturer Rule Waiver for Recreational and Gymnastic Equipment
1/15/20, Federal Acquisition Circular 2020-04, Trade Agreement Thresholds
1/14/20, Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Privately Owned Vehicle Mileage Reimbursement Rates for 2020
1/14/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Noncommercial Computer Software
1/14/20, Defense; Early Engagement Opportunity: Implementation of National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020
1/13/20, Defense; Deviation on Use of Fixed-Price Contracts for Foreign Military Sales (FMS)
1/9/20, GSA Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Submission and Distribution of Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Price Lists
1/7/20, NASA FAR Supplement; Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Parts
1/2/20, Defense; Deviation Authorizing Products and Services Produced in Countries Along a Major Supply Route to Afghanistan

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