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SBA OIG Recommends Improved Oversight of 8(a) Continuing Eligibility

Just last week, the OIG released a new report analyzing the 8(a) Program. Continue reading

Recent SBA OHA Decision Offers NAICS Code Appeal Guidance

Recently, SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals provided some guidelines in discussing the assignment of NAICS codes in the Computer Facilities Management Services, Research and Development, and Engineering Services codes. Continue reading

Where Non-Price Ratings Identical, Agency Wasn’t Required to Choose Lower-Priced Offeror

In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO held that where two offerors received identical scores on three non-price factors, the agency could still elect to award the contract to the higher-priced offeror. Continue reading

Don’t Overlook the Seemingly Perfunctory in Your Proposal: CAGE Codes

So you invest heavily in your proposal writers; you review your proposal repeatedly to polish and ensure that it compels; you agonize. Continue reading

GAO Faults Contractor for General Manager’s Sickness

the incumbent had already proposed to use the same general manager for the next contract. Continue reading

Voluntary Protest Withdrawal Following Outcome Prediction ADR Precludes Later Refiling, Says GAO

GAO’s outcome prediction alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) can be a tempting option for all parties to a protest Continue reading

SBA Inspector General: 89% of WOSB Sole Source Contracts Were Improper

Nearly 90% of women-owned small business sole source contracts reviewed by the SBA Office of Inspector General were improper, according to a startling report issued yesterday. Source: SBA Inspector General: 89% of WOSB Sole Source Contracts Were Improper – SmallGovCon

GAO: Where RFP Requirements Clearly Not Met, Protest Costs Reimbursable

As Koprince Law attorneys have discussed in depth, GAO will in some instances award costs for a clearly meritorious protest where an agency does not take corrective action before the due date for the agency report. But what are the standards for a “clearly meritorious” protest? Source: GAO: Where RFP Requirements Clearly Not Met, Protest Costs … Continue reading

Incumbent Not Entitled to “Extra Credit” in Transition Evaluation, GAO Says 

An incumbent contract wasn’t entitled to receive “extra credit” in the agency’e evaluation of offerors’ transition plans. Continue reading

SBA Plans to Consolidate All Small and 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Programs

The SBA plans to issue a proposed rule consolidating the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program and the 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Program. Continue reading