Comment on Federal Acquisitions Regulation Draft Segment

B-193617: Jan 24, 1979

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Three subparts of a Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) draft segment are reviewed. Policy, standards, and procedures for determining whether a prospective contractor or subcontractor is responsible are prescribed, and there is a responsibility standard to emphasize Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act requirements. The establishment of a Qualified Products List to identify items that have been tested for compliance with specifications in advance of a contractual action is discussed. Responsibilities of a specification preparing activity are set forth to provide manufacturers an opportunity to qualify their products or items. Another subpart sets forth policy with respect to testing and approval of preproduction models. Other variations made in the present regulations that will be of interest to contracting officers are noted.

Mar 22, 2018

Mar 20, 2018

Mar 19, 2018

  • Ampcus, Inc.
    We deny the protest.
  • AMAR Health IT, LLC
    We dismiss the protest because our Office does not have jurisdiction to entertain protests of task orders issued under civilian agency multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts that are valued at less than $10 million.
  • Centurum, Inc.--Costs
    We grant the request.

Mar 15, 2018

  • ORBIS Sibro, Inc.
    We sustain the protest in part and deny it in part.

Mar 14, 2018

Mar 13, 2018

  • Interoperability Clearinghouse
    We dismiss the protest because the protester, a not-for-profit entity, is not an interested party to challenge this sole-source award to an Alaska Native Corporation under the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) program.

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