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Small Business Administration

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SBA Plans to Consolidate All Small and 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Programs

The SBA plans to issue a proposed rule consolidating the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program and the 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Program. Continue reading

Let’s Replace SBA Small Business Goaling Grades with Participation Trophies

For Fiscal Year 2017, SBA’s small business goaling scorecard awarded 21 agencies grades of “A+” or “A” Continue reading

The Federal Government Achieves Small Business Contracting Goal for the Fifth Consecutive Year

The U.S.SBA announced today that the federal government met its small business federal contracting goal for the fifth consecutive year Continue reading

SBA Rejects Major Changes in Size Standard Methodology

The SBA has rejected several recommendations for major changes in how the SBA calculates small business size status. Continue reading

5 Things You Should Know: The Manufacturer Rule

SBA’s regulations say that in order to qualify as a small business under a set-aside or sole-source contract seeking manufactured products or supply items, an offeror ordinarily must either be the manufacturer of the end item or qualify under the nonmanufacturer rule. Source: 5 Things You Should Know: The Manufacturer Rule – SmallGovCon

SBA Affiliation Rules: Owner of One Share (of 120) Controlled Company

In a recent size appeal decision, the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals held that where 120 owners each held one share of stock in a company, all 120 were presumed to control the company for size purposes. Continue reading

No Competitor Size Protests of 8(a) Sole Source Awards, Says SBA OHA

The SBA’s regulations do not allow an 8(a) company to file a size protest challenging the award of an 8(a) sole source contract to a competitor. Continue reading

SBA CVE Protests and Appeals: Coming October 1, 2018

The SBA will begin hearing protests and appeals related to inclusion in the VA’s SDVOSB/VOSB CVE database on October 1, 2018. Continue reading

8(a) Program: Participant Terminated for Not Paying Subcontractor

An 8(a) Program participant was terminated from the 8(a) Program for failing to pay a subcontractor. Continue reading

SBA Size Protest Deadlines: What About Corrective Action?

Does the deadline get extended if the agency takes corrective action in response to a bid protest? Continue reading