Public Contract

Prior Section Comments

Various substantive committees of the Section prepare written comments on procurement-related regulations in their areas of expertise. These comments are reviewed and approved by the Section's Officers and Council Members, then submitted to the appropriate government agency by the Section's Chair.

The Section's comments from August 1996 to the present are available online and may be accessed through the following topical index. Comments prepared prior to August 1996 are archived and can be obtained by contacting the Chair of the RCC.

Please note that the RCC has updated its Index of Comments by Topic with the twin goals of providing a more complete Index and making it easier to locate Section comments. As a result, some comments have been moved to new headings that are different from the heading indicated in the comment letter as submitted.

ABA Blanket Authority Handbook

Index of Comments by Topics

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Accounting, Cost and Pricing

Acquisition Reform & Emerging Issues

Best Practices and Model Provisions

Battlespace and Contingency Procurements

Claims and Disputes

Commercial Products and Services

Personal and Organizational Conflicts of Interest


Contract Formation & Bid Protests

Cost Allowability and Cost Accounting

Cybersecurity: Access to & Protection of Information


Educational Institutions/ Nonprofits

Electronic Commerce

Ethics and Compliance

False Claims Act and Qui Tam Litigation

Health Care

Homeland Security

International Procurement

Miscellaneous Topics

Payment Issues

Performance Issues, Including Past Performance

Privatization and Competitive Sourcing

Research & Development/ Intellectual Property

Section 809

Small Business & Socioeconomic Issues

Subcontracting & Teaming

Suspension/ Debarment



Truth in Negotiations

Special Procurement Authority &
State & Local Government

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