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GovConChat™: WOSB Sole Source, VA (or SBA) CVE, Reverse Auctions and the Case of the Affiliate GSA Schedule!

Changes for WOSB Sole Source, VA (or SBA) CVE, Reverse Auctions
and the Case of the Affiliate GSA Schedule!

fortune teller 5680589_mlI finally had an opportunity to connect with my friend Steve Koprince to discuss what’s on his radar for small government contractors and his review of a recent protest decision involving a GSA Schedule and two companies Podcast logowho were affiliated in a good way, sort of.

If you aren’t familiar with Steve, he’s a partner at the law firm of Petefish, Immel, Heeb and Hird, LLP and he is a government contracts attorney par excellence! Steve and his associate Amanda Wilwert produce content for the super-informative SmallGovCon blog that delves into a plethora of issues related to protests, rule changes and law in the areas of small business programs, SBA OHA decisions, GAO decisions, suspension, debarment and much more. If you are a government contractor of any size, the information you can find on the blog is invaluable. Additionally, Steve is a member of our GovCon Help Desk™ A-Team (A is for ‘Answer!’), a complimentary benefit for all members of The American Small Business Coalition.

As I mentioned, during this segment of GovConChat™ Steve and I look at the top three issues he’s keeping an eye on for small federal contractors, we take a quick dip into the VA/FedBid issue and then he provides insights on what happened when a contractor tried to win a contract using the GSA Schedule awarded to another company, that happened to be another company owned by the same parent organization.

 

References:

  1. Blog: WOSB Program: House-Passed 2015 NDAA allows Sole Source Contracts
  2. Blog: SDVOSB Programs: House-Passed 2015 NDAA Transfers Verification to SBA
  3. Blog: Reverse Auctions: House-Passed NDAA Prohibits Use on Many Small Business Procurements
  4. VA IG unwinds tale of procurement fraud, abuse involving senior agency officials, FedBid (FederalNewsRadio.com)
  5. Blog: Affiliate’s Schedule Didn’t Count, Says Court

 

About Steven Koprince

KoprinceSteven Koprince is a partner with Petefish, Immel, Heeb & Hird, LLP in Lawrence, KS, with a practice focusing on federal government contracts and small business law.

Steven has successfully represented small government contractors in GAO bid protests, SBA OHA size protests and appeals, 8(a) and service-disabled veteran-owned small business eligibility challenges, and many other government contracting matters. In addition to helping small businesses resolve legal disputes, Steven helps clients address compliance issues arising under the FAR, SBA size and affiliation regulations, and others laws.

Steven is the author of The Small-Business Guide to Government Contracts (AMACOM Books, 2012), and has SBGC-Book-1000published a number of articles on government contracting, which have appeared in leading legal and industry publications. Steven has spoken to audiences across the country on government contracting and small business matters, and blogs regularly on similar topics at SmallGovCon (smallgovcon.com).  Steven has discussed federal government contracting issues on Federal News Radio, and has been quoted in publications such as the Washington PostLaw360Federal Computer Week, and others.

Prior to joining Petefish, Steven practiced government contracts law in and around Washington, DC. Steven, a graduate of Duke University and the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary, is a member of the District of Columbia, Kansas and Virginia Bars.

When he is not practicing law, Steven enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, travel, and reading a good legal thriller. He is an avid fan of the Duke Blue Devils and Kansas Jayhawks basketball teams (and sees nothing inconsistent with cheering for both), and holds out hope that his Chicago Cubs will one day return to the World Series.

– See more at: http://smallgovcon.com/about-steven-koprince/#sthash.QqTq5EDi.dpuf

 

 

 

 

 

 

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