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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

SBA Affiliation Rules: 4.16% Minority Owner “Controlled” Company

In a recent size appeal decision, the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals confirmed that, where a company has no 50% or greater owner, a minority owner may be presumed to control the company–even where that ownership is as little as 4.16%. Continue reading

Surprises in the SBA reauthorization bill

House lawmakers began the process earlier this month of reauthorizing the Small Business Administration. While much of the Defending America’s Small Contractors Act of 2016 (H.R. 4341) is routine, several interesting provisions are worth highlighting. Continue reading

SBA Moving Closer To “Universal” Mentor-Protege Implementation – SmallGovCon

The SBA is moving toward implementing its proposed “universal” mentor-protege program for all small businesses. Continue reading

Inspector General: SBA Should Implement WOSB Certification Program – SmallGovCon

The SBA should implement a women-owned small business certification program, according to the SBA’s own Inspector General. Continue reading

Interesting Math Behind Small Business Goals.

Organizational culture, bureaucracy, complacency, arrogance and quite simply money are some of the obstacles preventing America’s Small Businesses from getting a ‘fair proportion’ of government contracts. All of those pale in comparison to the obstacle of the math used to tabulate the results. Continue reading

For second year in a row, government meets its goal of awarding work to small businesses (or did they?)

I wonder if the SBA OIG will chime in as they did last year when their agency released its last report touting success in the area of small business goals? Continue reading