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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

Should Agencies Get Credit for Unintentionally ‘Achieving’ WOSB/EDWOSB Goals?

As I see it, WOSB and EDWOSB companies achieved as much as half of this goal without the benefit (or assistance) of the set-aside or sole source provisions. Continue reading

Getting Your Foot in the Door | GovConChannel

If you lead or work for a small business trying to ‘get a foot in the door’ to the hundreds of billions spent each year by federal agencies, be sure you arrive with your eyes wide open. Continue reading

New Bill Would Require “Transparency” In Small Business Goaling

The bill would codify a policy that the SBA already says it is in the process of adopting–and one that will likely lead to a perceived drop in the government’s small business goaling achievement in Fiscal Year 2016. Continue reading

House Introduces Slew of Small-Business Contracting Bills

Here is a quick rundown of some of the more interesting contracting bills released last week: Continue reading

WOSB Sole Source Authority Added To FAR

The interim rule makes a number of changes to the FAR to implement the new WOSB sole source authority. Most notably, former FAR 19.1506 has been redesignated as FAR 19.1507. A new FAR 19.1506, called “Women-Owned Small Business Program Sole Source Awards,” is now active. Continue reading