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Creating Visibility, Influencing Agency Decision-Makers (Bridging the Gap)

Creating Visibility, Influencing Agency Decision-Makers | AFCEA International Small Business

Let’s cut to the chase. If your company doesn’t have visibility in the federal sector, in all likelihood you are not effectively seeing opportunity and opportunity is not seeing you. It’s a problem more common than not, and the damage being done is to a company’s morale and its bottom line. Continue reading

No Ostensible Subcontractor Affiliation With ANC Parent & Sister Companies, Says SBA OHA

An Alaska Native Corporation subsidiary was not affiliated with its parent company and two sister companies under the ostensible subcontractor affiliation rule Continue reading

No NAICS Code Appeals Of Presolicitations, SBA OHA Confirms

A NAICS code appeal can be a powerful vehicle for influencing the competitive landscape of an acquisition. Continue reading

Joint Venture Affiliation Exception Isn’t Unlimited, OHA Says

To encourage joint venturing, the SBA’s size regulations provide a limited exception from affiliation for certain joint venturers Continue reading

“In Scope” vs. “Out of Scope” Modifications: GAO Explains The Difference

An “out of scope” modification, on the other hand, is improper–and may be protested at GAO. Continue reading

SAM Registration: New Bill Requires Notification Of Free Assistance

There is no cost to register in SAM or other government contracting databases–but that hasn’t stopped some companies from charging would-be contractors hefty fees for assistance in the registration process. S Continue reading

VA Class Deviation Restricts SDVOSB Nonmanufacturers

The VA has adopted a Class Deviation to the VAAR, severely restricting the ability of VA Contracting Officers to request waivers of the nonmanufacturer rule Continue reading

Agency Faces Sanctions For Backdating Market Research

An agency backdated a market research memorandum to justify its set-aside decision–and when the backdating came to light, the Court of Federal Claims was none too pleased. Continue reading

8(a) Program: Will Supreme Court Take Rothe’s Constitutionality Case?

The continuing legal battle over the constitutionality of the 8(a) program’s “socially disadvantaged” criteria may be on its way to the Supreme Court of the United States. Continue reading