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Big Changes Being Considered by SBA

September 15, 2017 SBA Considering 8(a), HUBZone Changes SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, August 23, 2017 The SBA is considering making changes to improve its socioeconomic programs–particularly the 8(a) and HUBZone Programs. In a talk yesterday at the 2017 Navy Gold Coast … Continued

8(a) Eligibility Concerns Raised for Some Accepted Firms

August 10, 2017 Recent SBA OIG Report Reveals Continuing Concerns With 8(a) Approvals Source: SmallGovCon, Matthew Schoonover, July 19, 2017 To be eligible to participate in the 8(a) Business Development Program, an applicant firm must be a small business that … Continued

8(a) Joint Venture Regulations Revised

October 31, 2016 SBA Revises 8(a) JV Regulation–But Confusion Remains Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, October 19, 2016 Stating that populated joint ventures have now been eliminated, the SBA has revised its 8(a) joint venture regulations to reflect that change. In … Continued

Challenges to the 8(a) Program Will Continue

September 30, 2016 D.C. Circuit Upholds Constitutionality of Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Program Source: The National Law Review, Jennifer L. Plitsch and Terra White Fulham, September 28, 2016 Earlier this month, in Rothe Development, Inc. v. Department of Defense, the … Continued

Strict Requirements for 8(a) Businesses and Joint Ventures

September 21, 2016 Unapproved Addendum Sinks 8(a) Joint Venture’s Bid Source: SmallGovCon, Matthew Schoonover, August 25, 2016 An 8(a) joint venture failed to obtain SBA’s approval of an addendum to its joint venture agreement—and the lack of SBA approval cost … Continued

Mentor-Protégé Changes Coming with the SBA Final Rule

June 9, 2016 SBA Mentor-Protégé Changes: A Boost for Small Businesses Source: Business.com, Business.com Editorial Staff, June 7, 2016 Recent rule changes issued by the Small Business Administration (SBA) provide significant improvements for government contractors in 2016. In particular, a … Continued

SBA Plans to Increase Number of 8(a) Participants

May 31, 2016 8(a) Program Participation Down 34% Since 2010 Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, April 11, 2016 Participation in the SBA’s 8(a) Program has declined from about 7,000 firms in 2010 to only around 4,500 today–a sharp drop of approximately … Continued