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GovConChat™: 2015 Spending Bill Impact on Small Federal Contractors

ICYMI: Impact of the 2015 Spending Bill on Small Federal Contractors (Especially Women and Veterans!)

28907678_l money on the tableCongress and the President have done their jobs as far as a new federal budget is concerned, but what is the impact of this spending bill and its provisions on small federal contractors?

Podcast logoIn October, I spoke with my friend and Government Contracts Attorney Steven Koprince about the language included by the House in its version of the 2015 NDAA that could create significant change for all small companies doing business with Uncle Sam, especially those owned by Women, Veterans and any company affected by procurements conducted as reverse auctions.  Steve joins me again to discuss the results (or lack thereof) when the Senate and House versions met, and what comes next.

We also take a look at a newer article from the SmallGovCon archive that peeks into a situation with a HUBZone company and a virtual office. Hmmm.  Finally, we ask Steve ‘What’s on your radar?” and learn about a provision of the new spending bill that is likely to make some WOSB’s happy and others, not so much.

Here’s our latest GovConChat™ segment:

References:

  1. Blog: WOSB Program: Sole Source Contracts are Coming!
  2. Blog: WOSB Program: 2015 NDAA Eliminates Self-Certification
  3. Blog: GAO Report: Only 1% of WOSB Awards Are WOSB Set-Asides
  4. Blog: VA CVE Dodges A Bullet: 2015 NDAA Omits SBA Verification Transfer
  5. Blog: Reverse Auctions: House-Passed NDAA Prohibits Use on Many Small Business Procurements
  6. Blog: HUBZone Fraud: Government Alleges “Virtual Office” Scheme
  7. Blog: Agency Doesn’t Make SBA COC Referral; GAO Sustains Protest
  8. Podcast: GovConChat™: WOSB Sole Source, VA (or SBA) CVE, Reverse Auctions and the Case of the Affiliate GSA Schedule!

 

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.

Additionally, Steve is a member of the GovCon Help Desk™ A-Team (A is for ‘Answer!’), a complimentary benefit for all members of The American Small Business Coalition.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Editor-in-Chief Visionary

Guy Timberlake is the Editor-in-Chief Visionary of GovConChannel and oversees the creation and curation of relevant and timely 'News And Information That Matters To Small Government Contractors.'

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