News Monthly Archives: February 2017

SBA’s Size Rules Determined on a Case-by-Case Basis

February 28, 2017 SBA OHA: “Manufacturer” Need Not Create Most Expensive Component Source: SmallGovCon, Matthew Moriarty, February 28, 2017 The SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals reaffirmed recently that a business need not manufacture the most expensive component of an … Continued

Identity of Interest Affiliation Explained

February 27, 2017 Keep an Eye Out for Identity of Interest Affiliation Source: JD Supra Business Advisor, PM Legal Minute, Julia Di Vito, February 17, 2017 Anyone who does business with a small business government contractor will always want to … Continued

Four Key Factors Determine Prime and Subcontractor Affiliations

February 24, 2017 Ostensible Subcontractor Rule: SBA OHA Confirms “Four Key Factors” To Avoid Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, February 14, 2017 In determining whether a prime contractor and subcontractor are affiliated under the ostensible subcontractor rule, the SBA is supposed … Continued

WOSB Gaining Foothold in Federal Marketplace

February 23, 2017 GovConVoices: Women-Owned Small Businesses Still Underrepresented On Government’s Biggest Contracts Source: SmallGovCon, Courtney Fairchild, February 16, 2017 Taken as a whole, the Government-wide performance metrics for small business utilization are encouraging. The Small Business Administration’s FY2015 report … Continued

SDVOSB Reverification Change Made by VA

February 22, 2017 VA SDVOSB Reverification: Now Every Three Years, Not Two Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, February 22, 2017 SDVOSBs and VOSBs will only be required to obtain reverification every three years under an interim final rule adopted yesterday by … Continued

DLA Continues to Award Government Contracts

February 21, 2017 Pentagon allocates billions amid uncertainty about Trump budget Source: Bloomberg Government, Robert Levinson, February 9, 2017 Despite inaction by Congress on appropriations as it awaits guidance from President Donald Trump on his priorities, the Pentagon’s Defense Logistics … Continued

“Federal Acquisition is a People-and-Process Challenge”

February 20, 2017 Federal procurement reforms start by naming the right type of leaders, experts tell Trump Source: Federal News Radio, Jason Miller, February 13, 2017 The next administrator for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy —whomever that person ends … Continued

Comments Being Taken about New Rules Proposed by DHS

February 16, 2017 New DHS Acquisition Rules Proposal Could Disrupt Contracts, Hurt Small Business Source: MeriTalk, Eleanor Lamb, January 30, 2017 President Donald Trump on Monday celebrated a new executive order designed to eliminate regulations on small businesses. But a … Continued