Size Determination

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

Rules Regarding Employee-Based Size Standards Released Soon

January 29, 2016 SBA Considers Public Comments on Proposed Size Standard Increases to NAICS Codes 562910 and 541519 Source: JD Supra Business Advisor, Jon Williams, PilieroMazza PLLC, January 26, 2016 As we previously reported, on September 10, 2014, the SBA released … 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

Affiliation does not rest on CVE Verification

VA CVE Verification Does Not Provide Affiliation Shield, Says SBA OHA By Steven Koprince Even if the VA Center for Verification and Evaluation has found that a service-disabled veteran “unconditionally” controls a SDVOSB, the SBA may nonetheless determine that other … 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