Set-Asides

Kingdomware Ruling will have Broad Impact on Government Contracting

June 15, 2017 Kingdomware Doesn’t Require Recertification For GSA Schedule SDVOSB Set-Aside Orders Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, May 12, 2017 The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States does not require SDVOSBs to recertify their eligibility … Continued

Size Protest Questions Joint Venture

May 8, 2017 Joint Venture Affiliation Exception Isn’t Unlimited, OHA Says Source: SmallGovCon, Matthew Schoonover, May 3, 2017 To encourage joint venturing, the SBA’s size regulations provide a limited exception from affiliation for certain joint venturers: a joint venture qualifies … Continued

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

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

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

Small Business Mentor-Protégé Program Finalized

July 7, 2016 SBA Finalizes “Universal” Small Business Mentor-Protege Program Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, July 22, 2016 The SBA has finalized its “universal” mentor-protege program for all small businesses. In a final rule scheduled to be published in the Federal … Continued

Your Business is Starting to Grow, Now What?

May 17, 2016 The mid-tier paradox: too small to compete, too large to survive Source: Bloomberg Government, Tonya Sanders, May 13, 2016 Many “small” businesses listed in Federal Procurement Data Systems find themselves in a paradox—they’re at once too small … Continued

The SBA’s Mentor-Protege Program Examined

March 14, 2016 Lapsed SBA Mentor-Protege Agreement Makes Joint venture Firms Affiliated and No Longer “Small” Source: FAR Consulting & Training, Richard D. Lieberman, March 8, 2016 In North Star Magnus Pacific Joint Venture, SBA No. SIZ-5715, Feb. 17, 2016, … Continued

New NAICS for WOSB and EDWOSB set-asides!

March 7, 2016 Expanded list of Industries eligible for WOSB set-asides released APTAC Staff article Effective Wednesday, March 3, SBA made major changes to the Women’s contracting program. Pursuant to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015, a study was … Continued