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A Look Back at the HUBZone Program in 2016

December 9, 2016 HUBZone set-asides in 2016: an in-depth look Source: Set-Aside Alert, Alice Lipowicz, December 2016 Set-Aside Alert takes an in-depth look at the Small Business Administration’s HUBZone program for small businesses. Under the program, thousands of census tracts … Continued

DBE Programs On Highway Constructions Contracts Ruled Constitutional

December 6, 2016 Perks for Minority-Owned Businesses Upheld Source: Courthouse News Service, Lorraine Bailey, November 7, 2016 The federal program that offers advantages for minority and women-owned businesses on highway construction contracts may disproportionately burden subcontractors, but it is still … Continued

It is Important to Understand Teaming Arrangements Being Proposed

December 1, 2016 Ambiguous Contractor Teaming Agreement Sinks CIO-SP3 Proposal Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, November 18, 2016 Joint venture partner or subcontractor?  An offeror’s teaming agreement for the CIO-SP3 GWAC wasn’t clear about which tasks would be performed by joint … Continued

Preliminary Injunction Stops Department of Labor Rule

November 28, 2016 Court enjoins DOL Overtime Rule Implementation: December 1 Effective Date – No Longer Valid Source: Piliero Mazza, PM Legal Minute, Nichole Atallah, November 23, 2016 On November 22, just a few days before its December 1 implementation … Continued

2017 Has Potential to be a Spectacular Year for VOSBs

November 28, 2016 Tools that can help veteran-owned businesses win government contracts (with related video) Source: Government Product News, Michael Keating, November 4, 2016 As Veteran’s Day approaches on Nov. 11, things are looking up for veteran-owned businesses that are … Continued

Four Key Changes in “New” NISPOM

November 22, 2016 4 things you need to know about new contractor requirements for classified networks Source: Washington Technology, Dan Velez, October 27, 2016 Over the years, I’ve sought to provide practical perspectives on the National Industrial Security Program Operating … Continued