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December 2021 (Vol. XXII, No. 12)             [pdf version]
     Labor Issues Regulations Enforcing $15/Hour Minimum Wage for Contractor Employees
     Trade Agreements Thresholds Increased
     Number of Protests Decreased by 12% in FY 2021
     Nondisplacement of Service Employees Ordered
     OFCCP Proposes Rescinding Religious Exemption
     FAC 2022-01 Revises "Commercial Item" Definition
     DOD Unleases Deluge of Acquisition Actions
     SBA Gets Into the Act, Too

November 2021 (Vol. XXII, No. 11)             [pdf version]
     Agencies Expedite Actions to Protect Contractor Employees from COVID
     DOD Proposes Rules on Prototypes, Firms Used in Audits
     Changes to WOSB/EDWOSB Certifications Proposed
     Comments Sought on Minimizing Climate Change
     OMB Issues More Guidance on Made in America Waivers

October 2021 (Vol. XXII, No. 10)             [pdf version]
     Biden Orders Federal Contractors to Protect Employees from COVID
     Sudan Removed from List of State Sponsors of Terrorism
     Accelerated Payments to Small Contractors Proposed
     Federal Minimum Wage Increased to $11.25/Hour for 2022

September 2021 (Vol. XXII, No. 9)             [pdf version]
     FAC 2021-07 Addresses Small Business Subcontracting, Accessibility Standards
     FY 2022 Per Diem Rates Released
     DOD Eases the DFARS Out of Summer
     SBA Suspends 8(a) Place of Business Requirement
     GSA Proposes Clause Extending FSS Orders

August 2021 (Vol. XXII, No. 8)             [pdf version]
     Labor Proposes Rule to Increase Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors
     Prompt Payment Interest Rate Set at 1 1/8%
     Proposed FAR Rule Would Strengthen Buy American Act
     OMB Seeks Comments on Proposed 2022 NAICS
     DOD Finalizes Service Contracts Data Collection Rule
     Reverse Auctions for Construction Services Prohibited
     GSA Seeking Participants for SAM.gov Testing

July 2021 (Vol. XXII, No. 7)             [pdf version]
     FAC 2021-06 Addresses Equipment Acquisitions, Fair Opportunity Under Task and Delivery Orders
     Proposed FAR Rule to Update HUBZone Program
     DOD Issues Two Deviations, One Revision
     Guidance on Reducing Made in America Waivers Issued

June 2021 (Vol. XXII, No. 6)             [pdf version]
     Executive Order Seeks to Improve Cybersecurity and Protect Federal Networks
     New, Improved SAM.gov Unveiled
     DOD Addresses Contract Closeouts, Debriefings
     Increased Size Standards Proposed for Trade Industries

May 2021 (Vol. XXII, No. 5)             [pdf version]
     Biden Orders $15/Hour Minimum Wage on Federal Contracts
     GSA Tidies Up a Bit, Too
     EPA Proposes Addressing Invoicing Via the IPP
     DOD Prohibits Networks Allowing Pornography
     DHS Suspends Limitations for Unaccompanied Children

April 2021 (Vol. XXII, No. 4)             [pdf version]
     Biden Administration Withdraws Four Proposed FAR Rules
     COVID Requires Extensions to Acquisition-Related Rules
     DOD Tides Up a Bit

March 2021 (Vol. XXII, No. 3)             [pdf version]
     CAAC Authorizes FAR Deviation Regarding Verification of WOSB and EDWOSB Eligibility
     FedMall COVID Non-Medical PPE Procedures Updated
     GSA Waives MAS Experience, Financial Requirements

Febuary 2021 (Vol. XXII, No. 2)             [pdf version]
     2021 National Defense Authorization Act Passed Over Presidential Veto
     Mileage Reimbursement Set at 56 Cents Per Mile for Autos
     FY 2020 Contract Spending Up 13% to $665 Billion
     FAC 2021-03 Restricts Use of LPTA Source Selection
     FAC 2021-04 Maximizes Use of American-Made Products
     Prompt Payment Interest Rate Set at 7/8%
     DOD Prepares for Biden Administration
     OMB Issues PALT Guidance

January 2021 (Vol. XXII, No. 1)             [pdf version]
     OFCCP Issues Instructions on Complying with the Equal Opportunity Clause's Religious Exemption
     FAR Guidance on Use of Reverse Auctions Proposed
     OFCCP Issues Revised Small Contractor Guide
     Number of Protests Decline in FY 2020



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