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

New Small Business Size Standards

February 5, 2016 SBA Increases Size Standards for Hundreds of Industries; Changes Effective February 26th APTAC staff article “New size standards will enable nearly 1,650 more businesses in those industries to obtain or retain small business status, will give federal … Continued

Size Protest Problems Cannot be Cured After Final Bid Submitted

January 20, 2016 Nonmanufacturer Rule: Post-Proposal Substitutions Don’t Work Source: Smallgovcon, Steven Koprince, January 5, 2016 The nonmanufacturer rule requires, among other things, that the prime contractor supply the end items of a small business manufacturer, or obtain a SBA waiver … Continued

SBA Seeking Input on WOSB/EDWOSB Certification

December 18, 2015 Advanced notice of proposed rulemaking poses many questions – Deadline February 16,2016 In today’s Federal Register, SBA published a somewhat unusually crafted “advance notice of proposed rulemaking” regarding the certifications of Woman-owned Small Businesses (WOSB) and Economically … Continued

Teaming Strategies Can Lead to a Competitive Advantage

December 3, 2015 Contractor teaming strategy: Achilles’ heel or competitive advantage? Source: Bloomberg Government, Tom Skypek, November 23, 2015 The Set-Aside Trend With the increase in small business set-asides, capture managers and business development professionals would be wise to ask … Continued

The Federal Services Marketplace is Shifting

4 Government Contracting Trends to Watch in 2016 Castlemar Consulting’s Mark Abel examines four contracting trends for 2016. Source: Washington Exec, Article written by Mark Abel, published October 1, 2016 Today’s times represent an ongoing shift in the federal services … Continued

Larry Findeiss Named 2015 Veteran Small Business Champion

Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network’s Findeiss Recognized by SBA’s Oklahoma District APTAC congratulates Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network (OBAN) PTAC’s Larry Findeiss, who was named 2015 Veteran Small Business Champion by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Oklahoma District. Findeiss is active … Continued