New FAR Rule to Benefit Small Business

April 27, 2020 What you need to know about the new small business ‘reserves’ FAR rule Georgia Tech Contracting Education Academy, April 2, 2020 The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) has been amended to implement regulatory changes made by the Small … Continued

SBA Looking to End Self-Certification

June 26, 2019 Amid small-business contracting boom, SBA looks to end self-certification for set-aside programs Federal News Network, Jory Heckman, June 25, 2019 With one in four dollars spent in federal contracts now going to small businesses, the Small Business … Continued

New Solicitation for Small Business Posted on FedBizOpps

September 20, 2017 Multiple Environmental Government Acquisition (MEGA)-Restricted FedBizOpps.Gov, September 18, 2017 Great News!! The Multiple Environmental Government Acquisition (MEGA)-Restricted is finally posted on FedBizOpps (FBO). The FBO link to this solicitation (W912DY-16-R-0077) is as follows: . This solicitation … Continued

Big Changes Being Considered by SBA

September 15, 2017 SBA Considering 8(a), HUBZone Changes SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, August 23, 2017 The SBA is considering making changes to improve its socioeconomic programs–particularly the 8(a) and HUBZone Programs. In a talk yesterday at the 2017 Navy Gold Coast … Continued

SAM Registration Waived for Some Hurricane Contractors

PTACs can help obtain expedited CAGE codes September 12, 2017 – Due to the emergency situation caused by the hurricanes, some contracting offices are using authority to waive the requirement for SAM registration per FAR 4.1102(a)(3)(iii) and part 18.102 in … Continued

Guidance Preparing for and Responding to Disasters

September 11, 2017 September is National Preparedness Month SBA, September 10, 2017 Preparing your business for a disaster is much more than mapping out a fire escape route. There are many considerations to meet the unique challenges of natural disasters, … Continued

Disaster Response Registry in SAM

GSA reminds contractors about this important contracting platform The US General Services Adminstration (GSA) reminds all contractors that when national emergencies or disasters such as floods and hurricanes occur, supplies and services need to be procured and rushed to the … Continued

SBA Seeking Input on Reducing Regulations

Public comments sought regarding regulations to repeal, replace, or modify On August 15, 2017, the US Small Business Administration (SBA) released a request for information (“RFI”) seeking input from the public as to which SBA regulations should be repealed, replaced, … Continued

8(a) Eligibility Concerns Raised for Some Accepted Firms

August 10, 2017 Recent SBA OIG Report Reveals Continuing Concerns With 8(a) Approvals Source: SmallGovCon, Matthew Schoonover, July 19, 2017 To be eligible to participate in the 8(a) Business Development Program, an applicant firm must be a small business that … Continued

A New Rule by Far Council Aligns with SBA Regulations

July 5, 2017 Limitations On Subcontracting: FAR Change In The Works Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, June 15, 2017 It’s been more than a year since the SBA issued a final rule overhauling the limitations on subcontracting for small business contracts. … Continued