Trade Agreements Act (TAA) is often overlooked

The Trade Agreements Act: An Unknown Compliance Issue for Small Businesses Small businesses often enter into government contracts unaware of all the laws and regulations that may apply when selling to the government. One of the laws that is often … Continued

GSA Proposed Rule on Price Reporting Requirements

GSA proposes price reporting requirements for Schedule, GWAC and IDIQ contracts; public comment due May 4th By Chuck Schadl, Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center    March 9, 2015 The General Services Administration (GSA) issued a proposed rule on March 4, 2015 that responds … Continued

Affiliation Determination Results from Unofficial Mentoring

8(a)’s Unapproved Mentor-Protege Arrangement Leads To Affiliation Source: SmallGovCon, By Steven Koprince, February 23, 2015 An 8(a) small business was found to be affiliated with its large subcontractor under the ostensible subcontractor rule based in part on the fact that … Continued

OSC Proposed Rule for Contractor Whistleblowers

Contracting whistleblowers may get new channel to report wrongdoings  Source:  Federal News Radio, By Michael O’Connell, January 23, 2015 Government contractors and subcontractors may have a new avenue to report wrongdoings at federal agencies, if a new rule being floated … Continued

Tougher Subcontracting Plan Rules Proposed

Subcontracting Plans: SBA Proposes Stronger Enforcement Source: SmallGovCon, By Amanda Wilwert,  January 20, 2015 Large businesses’ subcontracting plans would be subject to stricter compliance standards under a SBA proposed rule introduced December 29. The intent of the new regulations is to compel prime … Continued