News Monthly Archives: January 2016

Rules Regarding Employee-Based Size Standards Released Soon

January 29, 2016 SBA Considers Public Comments on Proposed Size Standard Increases to NAICS Codes 562910 and 541519 Source: JD Supra Business Advisor, Jon Williams, PilieroMazza PLLC, January 26, 2016 As we previously reported, on September 10, 2014, the SBA released … Continued

Topics to Watch for in 2016

January 27, 2016 5 things contractors should care about in 2016 Source: Federal News Radio, Meredith Somers, January 18, 2016 Calendar 2016 is in full swing and the fiscal year is nearly a third of the way through, but it’s not … Continued

Tennessee PTAC Successfully Assists Small Business

January 26, 2016 PTAC Work Leads to $526 Million Economic Impact in FY15 Source: University of Tennessee PTAC, December 2015 Clayton Poff started his business, Energy Cost Reducers LLC (ECR), on “less than a shoestring.” Seven years later, his business is on … Continued

Indiana PTAC Event Featured in the Chicago Post-Tribune

January 25, 2016 This recent article from the Chicago-Post Tribune highlights the kind of assistance that PTACs all around the country are providing to their local small businesses.  Congratulations to Shane Springer and the Indiana PTAC for work well-done! Small … Continued

PTAC of Delaware Successfully Assists Small Business

January 21, 2016 Continued Success can be Attributed to Expansion, and Industry Diversification Source: PTAC of Delaware, Juanita Beauford, January 15, 2016 BATTA has utilized the resources provided by the PTAC since 2000. Since then, BATTA has seen a tremendous gain … 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

FEMA Registration is Free

January 15, 2016 Beware of ‘government vendor registration’ websites that charge a fee Source: Georgia Tech PTAC, July 22, 2014 In a recent story, we alerted you to the existence of websites which unnecessarily lead businesses to pay a fee to … Continued

Idaho Company Settles False Claims Act Allegations

January 14, 2016 URS E & C Holdings, Inc. Agrees to Pay $9 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Source: Department of Justice, Office of Public Affairs, January 6, 2016 URS E & C Holdings Inc., a successor in interest … Continued Registration is a Must for Federal Contracting

January 12, 2016 registration is free, and help with SAM is free, too Source: Georgia Tech PTAC, November 11, 2013 Businesses interested in Federal contracting must, as an initial step, register in the Government’s vendor database known as System for … Continued