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

SBA Small Business Report Challenged

July 3, 2017 Professor Charles Tiefer Challenges Accuracy of Government Small Business Data Source: EIN NEWSDESK, Marketwired, Kyle Hilmoe, June 21, 2017 According to the American Small Business League, Professor Charles Tiefer has been widely recognized as one of the … Continued

Kingdomware Ruling will have Broad Impact on Government Contracting

June 15, 2017 Kingdomware Doesn’t Require Recertification For GSA Schedule SDVOSB Set-Aside Orders Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, May 12, 2017 The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States does not require SDVOSBs to recertify their eligibility … Continued

Size Protest Questions Joint Venture

May 8, 2017 Joint Venture Affiliation Exception Isn’t Unlimited, OHA Says Source: SmallGovCon, Matthew Schoonover, May 3, 2017 To encourage joint venturing, the SBA’s size regulations provide a limited exception from affiliation for certain joint venturers: a joint venture qualifies … Continued

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

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

Foreign Owned Subsidiary May Qualify as Small Business

February 10, 2017 SBA OHA: Foreign Subsidiary Was “Small Business” Source: SmallGovCon, Matthew Schoonover, February 8, 2017 When many people think of small business federal contractors, they probably picture a local business and not a subsidiary of a foreign entity. … Continued

SBA’s New Administrator Closer to Being Approved

February 7, 2017 WWE’s McMahon still standing after positive confirmation hearing for SBA role Source: Federal News Radio, Meredith Somers, January 24, 2017 An advocate for the underdog is what small businesses can expect if Linda McMahon is confirmed as … Continued