SBA’s Size Rules Determined on a Case-by-Case Basis

February 28, 2017 SBA OHA: “Manufacturer” Need Not Create Most Expensive Component Source: SmallGovCon, Matthew Moriarty, February 28, 2017 The SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals reaffirmed recently that a business need not manufacture the most expensive component of an … Continued

Four Key Factors Determine Prime and Subcontractor Affiliations

February 24, 2017 Ostensible Subcontractor Rule: SBA OHA Confirms “Four Key Factors” To Avoid Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, February 14, 2017 In determining whether a prime contractor and subcontractor are affiliated under the ostensible subcontractor rule, the SBA is supposed … Continued

Foreign Owned Subsidiary May Qualify as Small Business

February 10, 2017 SBA OHA: Foreign Subsidiary Was “Small Business” Source: SmallGovCon, Matthew Schoonover, February 8, 2017 When many people think of small business federal contractors, they probably picture a local business and not a subsidiary of a foreign entity. … Continued

SBA’s New Administrator Closer to Being Approved

February 7, 2017 WWE’s McMahon still standing after positive confirmation hearing for SBA role Source: Federal News Radio, Meredith Somers, January 24, 2017 An advocate for the underdog is what small businesses can expect if Linda McMahon is confirmed as … Continued

Sources Sought Can be Important to Small Businesses

January 6, 2017 Small businesses should respond to ‘sources sought’ and RFIs Source: Georgia Tech PTAC, Chuck Schadl, January 4, 2017 The Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center (GTPAC) reminds our clients — and especially small businesses — that it’s very … Continued

Family Relationships are still a Viable Basis of Affiliation

December 12, 2016 Businesses Controlled By Brothers Were Presumed Affiliated, Says SBA Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, November 28, 2016 Businesses controlled by brothers were presumed affiliated under the SBA’s affiliation rules. In a recent size determination, the SBA Office of … Continued