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Federal Circuit Acetris Decision Changes Procurement Country of Origin Landscape

On Monday, in the much-anticipated decision in Acetris Health, LLC v. U.S. 18-2399, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the “Federal Circuit”) ruled that U.S. manufacture of a drug is sufficient to confer U.S. origin under the Trade Agreements Act (“TAA”) – regardless of the origin of its main component, the Active Pharmaceutical

New Executive Order Mandates FAR Changes to Implement Human Trafficking Protections

On September 25, President Obama unveiled a new executive order which requires changes to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) to prohibit federal contractors, contractor employees, subcontractors, and their employees from engaging in activities related to human trafficking, as defined in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (“TVPA”). The order states that “[a]s the largest

FAR Update Includes General Guidance to Acquisition Officials on COFC Bid Protests

On September 13, 2012, the Federal Acquisition Council published a final rule in the Federal Register updating FAR Part 33.* This part of the FAR provides guidance to Federal acquisition officials about the bid protest process, among other forms of contract litigation.  Before the update, Part 33 only provided guidance about agency-level protests and protests to