Executive Order to Promote American-made Goods

April 27, 2017 Trump’s ‘Buy American’ Order Draws Mixed Reviews from Contractors Source: Government Executive, Charles S. Clark, April 18, 2017 President Trump on Tuesday traveled to the Snap-On Tool manufacturing plant in Kenosha, Wis., to sign a previously announced … 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

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

OHA Explains How the Nonmanufacturer Rule Works

Nonmanufacturer Rule Class Waivers: SBA OHA Explains How They Work Source: SMALLGOVCON, Article written by Steven Koprince, Published June 3, 2015 Under the nonmanufacturer rule, a class waiver applies to a procurement only if the NAICS code, Product Service Code … Continued

Success Factors Within the Contractor’s Control

Contracting Success in a Changing Government Environment Source: Federal, By Michael Fischetti, NCMA, published February 25, 2015 Behind many contracting issues today is the implied topic of who is or isn’t winning contract awards. In the private sector, it’s … Continued