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GAO: No Set Aside Required Where Offerors’ Prices Too High

An agency was justified in canceling a small business set-aside solicitation–and reissuing the solicitation on an unrestricted basis–where the agency determined that the prices offered by small businesses were too high. Continue reading

VA SDVOSB Reverification: Now Every Three Years, Not Two

SDVOSBs and VOSBs will only be required to obtain reverification every three years under an interim final rule adopted yesterday by the VA. Continue reading

Supreme Court: “Rule of Two” Applies to All VA Acquisitions

if at least two VOSB or SDVOSB businesses can provide a service at a fair and reasonable price, the VA must set-aside the contract for such businesses Continue reading

Set-Aside Decision Need Not Consider Subcontracting Compliance

An agency’s determination whether a small business will comply with the limitation on subcontracting should be made as part of its award decision (following the evaluation of proposals), not during its initial set-aside determination. Continue reading

SDVOSB Fraud: “Pass-Through” Voided Contract

An SDVOSB set-aside contract was void–and unenforceable against the government–because the prime contractor had entered into an illegal “pass-through” arrangement with a non-SDVOSB subcontractor. Continue reading

SBA Finalizes “Universal” Small Business Mentor-Protege Program

The SBA has finalized its “universal” mentor-protege program for all small businesses. Continue reading

Contractors settle for $5.8M on bogus small business status

As a result, Department of Justice officials said that En Pointe Gov. Inc. violated the terms of the GSA contract and underpaid fees owed to the agency. Continue reading

SBA Adopts New Exemption From Nonmanufacturer Rule

The nonmanufacturer rule will not apply to small business set-aside contracts valued between $3,000 and $150,000, according to the SBA. Continue reading

Small Business Set-Asides: Two Small Manufacturers Required

A recent GAO bid protest decision highlights a little-known provision of the FAR, which provides that the “rule of two” does not apply to acquisitions for manufactured products over $150,000 where two or more small business nonmanufacturers are likely to submit offers, but the small business nonmanufacturers will not offer the products of two or more small business manufacturers. Continue reading

Thank You Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center (GTPAC)!

My friend Steven Koprince is one of and knows many of the very nicest people in Government Contracting. Here’s an example… Continue reading