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FAR Council set to change conflict rules

New OCI regs would allow government to tolerate conflict of interest... sometimes. Attorney Steve Ryan explains it for us.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , acquisition , OCI , Organizational conflict of interest , Steve Ryan , McDermott, Will & Emory

Friday - 05/06/2011, 10:08am EDT
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Proposal would constrict use of certain contract types

The FAR Council issues a proposed rule to require agencies to justify the use of time-and-materials and labor hours contracts for commercial services. GAO found that agencies didn't understand the rules for buying certain types of services.

Tags: contracting , GAO , time-and-materials contracting , SARA , labor hours contracts , Jason Miller

Monday - 09/27/2010, 02:58pm EDT

FAR Council seeks input on changes to 8(a) program

The council will hold three meetings with Alaskan Native and Native American vendors to seek their ideas on how best to write new regulations for sole source contracts in the 8(a) business development program. Congress required new rules for when agencies can give these firms sole source contracts worth more than $20 million.

Tags: contracting , Claire McCaskill , SBA , Alaskan Native Corporations , Native American firms , 8(a) program , sole source contracts , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 08/31/2010, 06:37pm EDT

FAR Councils raise simplified acquisition threshold

The simplified acquisition and subcontracting thresholds are among several acquisition ceilings that will increase on Oct. 1.

Tags: contracting , simplified acquisition threshold , subcontracting threshold , Jason Miller

Monday - 08/30/2010, 04:42pm EDT
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