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December 2020 (Vol. XXI, No. 12)             [pdf version]
     OMB Issues Instructions for Reviews of Compliance with Executive Order 13940
     DOD Tidies Things Up a Bit
     Eight More Sector Size Standards to be Revised
     SBA Tinkers with VOSB Regulations

November 2020 (Vol. XXI, No. 11)             [pdf version]
     FAC 2021-01 Makes 5-Year Inflation Adjustment to Acquisition-Related Thresholds
     FAC 2021-02 Addresses ROTC, Recreational Services
     Revision of “Commerical Item” Definition Proposed
     OFCCP Seeks Materials on Race, Sex Stereotyping
     OMB Extends Transition Date to Unique Entity Identifier
     SBA Merges Mentor-Protégé Programs
     Eight Industrial Sector Size Standards to be Revised

October 2020 (Vol. XXI, No. 10)             [pdf version]
     DOD Adjusts Acquisition-Related Thresholds for Inflation, Implements Cybersecurity Requirements
     Three Rule Changes Proposed for the FAR
     President Orders “Divisive, Anti-American” Training Cease
     GSA Does Some Extending

September 2020 (Vol. XXI, No. 9)             [pdf version]
     More Guidance on Prohibited Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Equipment Issued
     More COVID-19 Guidance Issued
     DOD Cranks Up the DFARS Changes
     Multiple Award Schedule Consolidation in Final Phase
     Purchase Card Limits Unchanged by Threshold Increases
     ASTRO Program IDIQ Solicitation Issued
     Vets First Program Preference Clarified
     Federal Minimum Wage Increased to $10.95/Hour for 2021
     President Orders Review of Foreign Labor on Contracts
     FY 2019 Spending Up 6% to $590 Billion
     Nonmanufacturer Waiver Proposed for Surgical Beds
     FAR to Require Analysis of Equipment Acquisitions
     GSA Takes on Task-Orders
     SBA Amends SBIR/STTR Policy Directive
     EPAAR Addresses Open Source Software Requirements
     NASA Mandates Avoidance of Counterfeit Parts

August 2020 (Vol. XXI, No. 8)             [pdf version]
     FAC 2020-07 Increases Simplified Acquisition, Micro-Purchase Thresholds
     Contractors with Chinese Telecommunications Prohibited
     United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement in Effect
     GSA Plans to Revamp Small Business GWAC Program
     COVID-19 Persists, Precipitates More Actions
     GSA Launches IT Acquisition University
     Prompt Payment Interest Rate Set at 1 1/8%
     Nonmanufacturing Rule For Diabetic Test Strips Waived

July 2020 (Vol. XXI, No. 7)             [pdf version]
     Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds Proposed
     DOD Revs Up the Regulation Changes
     GSA Takes Two COVID-19 Related Actions
     VAAR Cleanup Continues
     Labor Revises Fluctuating Workweek Overtime Rules
     GSA Awards Three E-Marketplace Platform Contracts

June 2020 (Vol. XXI, No. 6)             [pdf version]
     FAC 2020-06 Applies Acquisition-Related Threshold Inflation Adjustments to Existing Contracts
     Running Out of Actions to Take Against COVID-19
     List of Domestically Nonavailable Items to Be Updated
     DOD Issues Deviations Banning Chinese, Russian Products
     Two Socio-Economic Programs' Regulations Amended

May 2020 (Vol. XXI, No. 5)             [pdf version]
     Acquisition Community Fighting COVID-19 on a Multitude of Fronts
     DOD Cranks Up the Non-COVID-19 Rules, Too!
     Two Proposed FAR Rules and a Deviation Issued
     Nonmanufacturer Rule Waiver for Diabetic Test Strips

April 2020 (Vol. XXI, No. 4)             [pdf version]
     Coronavirus Overruns United States, Emergency Acquisition Authorities Invoked
     DOD Issues Two Deviations, One Memo
     Proposed FAR Amendment on Section 508 Revisions
     Nonmanufacturing Rule for Laptop Computers Waived
     EPAAR Award Term Incentives Policy Clarified
     VA Continues Updating the VAAR

March 2020 (Vol. XXI, No. 3)             [pdf version]
     Policy Issued for Set-Asides of Orders for Small Businesses Under Multiple-Award Contracts
     Changes Proposed to Assets Sureties Must Pledge
     Three Deviations Issued by DOD
     SBA Proposes Removing Four SDVO SBC Regulations

Febuary 2020 (Vol. XXI, No. 2)             [pdf version]
     OFPP Seeks Comments on Proposed Definition of “Procurement Administrative Lead Time”
     Nondisplacement of Workers Regulations Rescinded
     FAC 2020-04 Increases Trade Agreements Thresholds
     SBA Proposes Three Nonmanufacturer Rule Waivers
     Comments Sought on Computer Software Acquisition
     Mileage Reimbursement Set at 57.5¢ Per Mile for Autos

January 2020 (Vol. XXI, No. 1)             [pdf version]
     2020 Defense Authorization Act Extends DOD Mentor-Protégé Program
     FAC 2020-03 Modifies Prohibition on Telecommunications
     Trade Agreements Thresholds Increased
     DOD Performs a Little Year-End Cleanup
     Method of Calculating Average Annual Receipts Revised
     SBA Proposes Nonmanufacturer Rule Waiver for Laptops and Tablets
     GSA Adopts CMc Project Delivery Method
     DOE Issues Deviation Increasing CPARS Threshold
     Prompt Payment Interest Rate Set at 2 1/8%



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