Your Business is Starting to Grow, Now What?

May 17, 2016 The mid-tier paradox: too small to compete, too large to survive Source: Bloomberg Government, Tonya Sanders, May 13, 2016 Many “small” businesses listed in Federal Procurement Data Systems find themselves in a paradox—they’re at once too small … Continued

The SBA’s Mentor-Protege Program Examined

March 14, 2016 Lapsed SBA Mentor-Protege Agreement Makes Joint venture Firms Affiliated and No Longer “Small” Source: FAR Consulting & Training, Richard D. Lieberman, March 8, 2016 In North Star Magnus Pacific Joint Venture, SBA No. SIZ-5715, Feb. 17, 2016, … Continued

New NAICS for WOSB and EDWOSB set-asides!

March 7, 2016 Expanded list of Industries eligible for WOSB set-asides released APTAC Staff article Effective Wednesday, March 3, SBA made major changes to the Women’s contracting program. Pursuant to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015, a study was … Continued

New Small Business Size Standards

February 5, 2016 SBA Increases Size Standards for Hundreds of Industries; Changes Effective February 26th APTAC staff article “New size standards will enable nearly 1,650 more businesses in those industries to obtain or retain small business status, will give federal … 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

SBA Seeking Input on WOSB/EDWOSB Certification

December 18, 2015 Advanced notice of proposed rulemaking poses many questions – Deadline February 16,2016 In today’s Federal Register, SBA published a somewhat unusually crafted “advance notice of proposed rulemaking” regarding the certifications of Woman-owned Small Businesses (WOSB) and Economically … Continued

Teaming Strategies Can Lead to a Competitive Advantage

December 3, 2015 Contractor teaming strategy: Achilles’ heel or competitive advantage? Source: Bloomberg Government, Tom Skypek, November 23, 2015 The Set-Aside Trend With the increase in small business set-asides, capture managers and business development professionals would be wise to ask … Continued