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Father/Son Companies Were Affiliated, Says SBA OHA

Companies controlled by a father and son, respectively, were affiliated under the SBA’s affiliation rules because there was no clear fracture of the family members’ business relationships. Continue reading

Lead agencies must turn category management small business strategies into action

The future of the Obama administration’s category management initiative remains unknown. Source: Lead agencies must turn category management small business strategies into action – FederalNewsRadio.com

Kingdomware Doesn’t Affect Size Protests

In a recent decision, the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals rejected the notion–based in part on Kingdomware–that an GSA Schedule order is a “contract” for purposes of the SBA’s size protest timeliness rules. Continue reading

GovCon Voices: Let’s Amend The HUBZone 35% Requirement

The HUBZone contracting program, while well-intended to provide economic and employment opportunities in otherwise low income, high unemployment areas, must nonetheless connect HUBZone firms with government contracts, the overwhelming majority of which are not located within a HUBZone. Source: GovCon Voices: Let’s Amend The HUBZone 35% Requirement – SmallGovCon

U.S. GAO – HUBZone Program: Oversight Has Improved But Some Weaknesses Remain

Since 2008, GAO has issued several products that identified weaknesses in the HUBZone program and made recommendations to SBA to address them. 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

GovConVoices: Women-Owned Small Businesses Still Underrepresented

Taken as a whole, the Government-wide performance metrics for small business utilization are encouraging. Continue reading

Ostensible Subcontractor Rule: OHA Confirms “Four Key Factors” To Avoid

In a recent decision, the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals confirmed that there are “four key factors” that are strongly suggestive of ostensible subcontractor affiliation–especially if the subcontractor will perform a large percentage of the overall contract work. Continue reading

SBA Processing “All Small” Mentor-Proteges In Eight Days

The SBA is processing the typical “All Small” Mentor-Protege Program application in a lightning-fast eight days. Continue reading