News Monthly Archives: February 2015

GSA Looking to Expand Impact

GSA Explores Ideas to Boost Market Share By Andy Medici, Federal   February 13, 2015 . The General Services Administration is exploring different ways to boost its contract spending market share and enhance its Multiple Awards Schedule program, according to … Continued

PTAC Client Wulfenstein Construction Creating Jobs in Nevada

Company wins 5 government contracts worth over $450,000 Wulfenstein Construction Company, a certified HUBZone small business located in rural Pahrump, Nevada (rural Nye County), has been in business for over 34 years, providing the highest quality construction products including sand, … Continued

Affiliation Determination Results from Unofficial Mentoring

8(a)’s Unapproved Mentor-Protege Arrangement Leads To Affiliation Source: SmallGovCon, By Steven Koprince, February 23, 2015 An 8(a) small business was found to be affiliated with its large subcontractor under the ostensible subcontractor rule based in part on the fact that … Continued

OSC Proposed Rule for Contractor Whistleblowers

Contracting whistleblowers may get new channel to report wrongdoings  Source:  Federal News Radio, By Michael O’Connell, January 23, 2015 Government contractors and subcontractors may have a new avenue to report wrongdoings at federal agencies, if a new rule being floated … Continued

Tougher Subcontracting Plan Rules Proposed

Subcontracting Plans: SBA Proposes Stronger Enforcement Source: SmallGovCon, By Amanda Wilwert,  January 20, 2015 Large businesses’ subcontracting plans would be subject to stricter compliance standards under a SBA proposed rule introduced December 29. The intent of the new regulations is to compel prime … Continued

Joint Ventures: SBA Proposes Major Changes

Source: SmallGovConBy Steven Koprince  February 9, 2015 The SBA has proposed major changes to rules governing joint venturing for set-aside contracts. As part of a proposed rule released last week, the SBA proposes to eliminate so-called “populated” joint ventures, and … Continued

Mentor-Protege for All

SBA Proposes “Universal” Mentor-Protege Program Source: SmallGovCon, By Steven Koprince  February 6, 2015 The SBA has proposed to establish a government-wide mentor-protege program available to all small businesses. In a proposed rule released yesterday, the SBA proposed to establish a … Continued

Cybersecurity Awareness Expected To Spur Spending

BY MICHAEL PERRAULT, INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY 02/12/2015 Health insurer Anthem’s massive database breach, a slew of other high-profile cyberattacks and President Obama’s initiative to increase computer protection, outlined in his State of the Union address last month, have thrust cybersecurity into the … Continued