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Agencies get 2017 deadline to move to new procurement ID standard

The Federal Acquisition Regulations Council issued a final rule Monday detailing the timeframe and steps agencies must take to begin using the Procurement Instrument Identification (PIID) numbering system. The PIID only is for new contracting actions after the effective date.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , OFPP , Government Accountability and Transparency Board , data standards , Procurement Instrument Identification , Federal Register , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/13/2014, 01:35pm EDT

Proposal cuts time for vendors to comment on performance reviews

A proposed rule by the FAR Council would reduce the number of days contractors have to comment on a performance evaluation to 14 days from 30.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , industry , OFPP , acquisition policy , Past performance , Federal Register , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 02:14pm EDT

FAR Council removes dollar limits for women-owned set-asides

The Federal Acquisition Regulations Council said contracting officers no longer have worry about contract award dollar thresholds when setting aside acquisitions for disadvantaged women-owned businesses. This interim rule was one of 13 actions issued by the FAR Council today.

Tags: acquisition , women-owned businesses , contracting officers representatives , Anti-Deficiency Act , Federal Register , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/21/2013, 02:42pm EDT

FAR Council finalizing nine rules in 2013

The semi-annual regulatory agenda highlights final and proposed changes to the federal acquisition and agency-specific acquisition regulations.

Tags: Jason Miller , acquisition , acquisition policy , GSA , DHS , DoD

Friday - 01/11/2013, 08:10pm EST
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New FAR rule would permanently require prompt payments to small subs

The Federal Acquisition Regulations Council's proposal would implement part of a July 2012 memo from the Office of Management and Budget. The memo directed agencies to take specific steps to ensure accelerated payments to small businesses.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , OMB , industry , small business , prompt payment , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/20/2012, 02:16pm EST

FAR Council proposes rule for overseas contractors

The FAR Council wants to implement governmentwide requirements to increase the oversight of security personnel abroad.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , overseas contracting , Taeja Smith

Monday - 07/23/2012, 07:15pm EDT

Contractor integrity, performance to face higher level of scrutiny

New rule would create database that would bring in existing information and require contracting officers, vendors to submit new data as well. FAR Council wants specific business rules for the data.

Tags: contracting , management , David Drabkin , GSA , OMB , Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , POGO , Past performance , Contractor integrity , Federal Register

Thursday - 09/03/2009, 03:17pm EDT
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FAR Council wants to standardize privacy training for vendors

A proposed rule would ask contractors to track the training received by employees who work on federal systems.

Tags: acquisition policy , industry , Privacy Act , Federal Register , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/14/2011, 01:50pm EDT

OFPP's Gordon not stymied by bumps in the road to acquisition reform

Despite pushback on some issues by industry, Dan Gordon listens to input from all sides as the Office of Federal Procurement Policy continues to follow its own path to reform the acquisition process. The OFPP administrator said his office is close to issuing new guidance around business cases for multiple award contracts and a final rule redefining inherently governmental jobs.

Tags: contracting , industry , Dan Gordon , OFPP , Trey Hodgkins , TechAmerica , insourcing , outsourcing , acquisition policy , acquisition regulations , interim rules , inherently governmental , Multiple award contracts , office supplies bpa , mythbusting campaign , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/20/2011, 07:29am EDT
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