News Monthly Archives: March 2016

What are your challenges with DoD contracting?

March 15, 2016 APTAC invited to provide input on regulatory barriers APTAC Staff article The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee is seeking input from PTACs and their clients on a number of issues relating to DoD small business contracting.  In … 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

Industry Comments Requested on New DFARS Amendment

March 11, 2016 DoD proposes DFARS amendment to create awareness of contractors’ independent R&D Source: The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech, Chuck Schadl, March 3, 2016 The Department of Defense (DoD) is proposing to amend to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) … 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

DoD being asked to revisit cybersecurity rules

March 7, 2016 SBA’s advocacy office objects to impact of DoD’s cybersecurity rules on small businesses Source: The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech, Chuck Schadl, March 2, 2016 A unit of the Small Business Administration (SBA) has filed objections to … Continued

APTAC President Chuck Spence Testifies on Subcontracting issues

March 6, 2016 Better compliance with subcontracting requirements is needed, Spence tells Subcommittee Washington, DC – February 25, 2016 – Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) President Chuck Spence appeared before the U.S. House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on … Continued

Comments about paid sick leave requirement requested

March 2, 2016 Labor Dept. to require paid sick leave for workers of federal contractors Source: Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center, Chuck Schadl, February 29, 2016 The Department of Labor (DOL) is requiring federal contractors, subcontractors and certain parties who contract … Continued

The Rule of Two to small business procurements explained

March 1, 2016 GAO: Rule of Two Not Satisfied Where Businesses Do Not Manufacture Products Source: SmallGovCon, Matthew Schoonover, February 16, 2016 Where an agency buys manufactured goods, the FAR’s Rule of Two is satisfied when two or small business manufacturers … Continued