News Monthly Archives: October 2016

8(a) Joint Venture Regulations Revised

October 31, 2016 SBA Revises 8(a) JV Regulation–But Confusion Remains Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, October 19, 2016 Stating that populated joint ventures have now been eliminated, the SBA has revised its 8(a) joint venture regulations to reflect that change. In … Continued

More Information about Mentor-Protégé Program Released

October 28, 2016 SBA Releases “All Small” Mentor-Protege Template & Application Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, October 4, 2016 The SBA has released a sample template mentor-protege agreement, and accompanying application information, for its new “all small” mentor-protege program. The template … Continued

Added Protections Given to Technical Data

October 27, 2016 DoD Finalizes Rule Expanding Contractor Rights in Technical Data Source: Inside Government Contracts, Susan Cassidy, September 28, 2016 DoD has issued a Final Rule that gives added protections to the technical data of privately developed commercial items … Continued

Cost Realism Evaluations Can Be Complicated

October 25, 2016 Cost Realism: Using Offeror’s Actual Rates Was Unobjectionable Source: SmallGovCon, Matthew Schoonover, October 12, 2016 In conducting a cost realism evaluation, an agency was entitled to use an offeror’s historic approved indirect rates and current incumbent direct … Continued

An Analysis of 2017 Government Contracting

October 24, 2016 Five trends shaping federal contracts in fiscal 2017 Source: Bloomberg Government, Duncan Amos, October 11, 2016 After years of decline, government contracting may increase in fiscal 2017. Relatively flat spending decreases in recent years and increased budgets … Continued

New Acquisition Framework is Being Developed

October 21, 2016 Cutting through the Red Tape to Faster, Smarter Acquisition Source: GovTechWorks, Tobias Naegele, October 12, 2016 The fundamental mismatch between the speed of acquisition and the speed of government is an endless topic of conversation among government … Continued

Learn These Terms to Protect Your Business

October 18, 2016 The Dotted Line: 5 of the most commonly misinterpreted terms in construction contracts Source: ConstructionDIVE, Kim Slowey, October 4, 2016 People are fallible, and misunderstandings are a part of life. Construction work is no exception. However, when … Continued

Offeror’s Need to Adhere to Solicitation Requirements

October 17, 2016 Insufficient Experience Information Sinks Offeror’s Proposal Source: SmallGovCon, Candace Shields, September 28, 2016 An offeror’s failure to provide the type of past performance information mandated by a solicitation led to the offeror’s elimination from consideration for a  … Continued