//
archives

8(a)

This tag is associated with 34 posts

More Proof Uncle Sam Isn’t Good at Math

This is simply a revision of the ‘new math’ used to show success for something which is far from it. Continue reading

Government Misses HUBZone, WOSB Goals–But Gets “A” Grade Anyway

The government missed its Fiscal Year 2016 HUBZone goal by a country mile, and didn’t hit the 5% WOSB goal, either. But according to the SBA, the government deserves an “A” for its FY 2016 small business achievements. 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

Final Rule: Federal Acquisition Regulation; Contracts Under the Small Business Administration 8(a) Program

DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement regulatory clarifications made by the Small Business Administration regarding the 8(a) program Continue reading

8(a) Sole Source Decision: “Bad Faith” Bid Protest An Uphill Battle

In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO confirmed that government officials are presumed to act in good faith, and that the presumption extends to the decision to award an 8(a) sole source contract instead of competing the work in question. Continue reading

SDVOSB & 8(a) Fraud: Prison Sentences Handed Down

A North Carolina couple is heading to prison after being convicted of defrauding the SDVOSB and 8(a) Programs. Continue reading

8(a) Program Survives Court Challenge

The 8(a) Program has survived a major challenge to its constitutionality–but the legal battle over the 8(a) Program’s future may well continue. Continue reading

8(a) Protege Not Entitled To Mentor-Protege JV’s Past Performance

A former 8(a) protege was not automatically entitled to take advantage of the past performance it obtained as part of a mentor-protege joint venture Continue reading

Unapproved Addendum Sinks 8(a) JV’s Bid

GAO sustained a protest challenging an 8(a) joint venture’s eligibility for award where that joint venture had not previously sought (or received) SBA’s approval for an addendum to its joint venture agreement. Continue reading

8(a) Program: SBA Final Rule Makes Major Changes

The final rule implements some major changes Continue reading