The interim rule implementing Section 889 of the 2019 NDAA takes effect Aug. 13 requiring agencies to add a provision to all new task orders and solicitation prohibiting vendors from using certain Chinese telecommunications products.
FAR Council took too long to get out new rules on acquisition of Chinese telecommunication products - one of the most critical rules in years.
The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council will require all contracts released or awarded after Aug. 13 to include a clause prohibiting agencies to award a contract to a company if they use telecommunications products or services from Huawei, ZTE or other prohibit products from Chinese companies.
The National Defense Authorization Act is the most visible thing on which Congress is making progress. But it's not the only thing.
This week on Off the Shelf, Jason Workmaster, a member at Miller & Chevalier, joins host Roger Waldron talk about section 889, the so-called Huawei provision.
This week on Off the Shelf, Tom Sisti, executive vice president and general counsel for the Coalition for Government Procurement, joins host Roger Waldron for a wide ranging discussion of the top issues affecting contractors.
This week on Off the Shelf, Federal News Network Executive Editor Jason Miller joins host Roger Waldron for a wide ranging interview where they discuss schedules modernization, the status of Section 889, and government operations during the time of Covid-19.
Having, hopefully, caught our collective breath from a tumultuous 2019, this year has much in store for federal contractors and suppliers.
Events unfolding this week demonstrate that the procurement community operates in a dynamic environment.
Given GSA Administrator Emily Murphy's goal of transparency, the Coalition for Government Procurement says it was surprised by the recent disappearance of GSA’s online staff directory from the agency’s website.
This week, the FAR Council issued an interim rule implementing a piece of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2019, prohibits contracting for certain telecommunications and video surveillance services from some Chinese entities or affiliates — or those found to be connected to China.