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SBA Proposes Consolidated SDVOSB Eligibility Rules

For SDVOSBs, a uniform set of rules is a very good thing. Continue reading

VA CVE Unreasonably Decertified SDVOSB, Court Rules

According to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, it was improper for the VA to remove the SDVOSB from the VA’s database without evaluating whether the SBA’s determination was consistent with the VA’s separate SDVOSB requirements. Continue reading

SBA Proposes Rules For SDVOSB/VOSB CVE Protests & Appeals

The SBA has proposed rules to enable contractors to file protests with the SBA OHA challenging the SDVOSB or VOSB status of a company included in the VA’s CVE VetBiz database.  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

Proposed SBA Rule Adopts 2017 NAICS Codes

A proposed SBA rule change published Tuesday, April 18, would incorporate the 2017 NAICS code revision into the SBA’s size standards table. Continue reading

WOSB Program Changes: My “Game Changers” Podcast

The woman-owned small business program is in the midst of major changes Continue reading

SBA OHA: “Manufacturer” Need Not Create Most Expensive Component

The SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals reaffirmed recently that a business need not manufacture the most expensive component of an item in order to be considered its manufacturer. Continue reading

House committee lays out priorities for SBA

The House Small Business Committee this week approved its fiscal 2018 Views and Estimates, a guideline for the upcoming congressional session and budget process that focuses on improved services for the small business community. Continue reading

Update: SBA Utah District Office Rescinds Questionable 8(a) JV Policy

A brief email to Utah 8(a)s on May 5, which was forwarded to me [Steven Koprince] by an industry connection, states “The Utah District Office hereby rescinds the e-mail dated April 21, 2016 regarding Mentor Protégé and Joint Venture relationships.” Source: Update: SBA Utah District Office Rescinds Questionable 8(a) JV Policy – SmallGovCon

Agencies end 20 years of contracting failures (So They Say!)

The Small Business Administration is celebrating success at meeting not only the FY2015 Small Business Goals overall, but the WOSB/EDWOSB goals. Someone needs to discuss the meaning of a ‘goal’ with them. Continue reading