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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 OHA Provides Clarity on the Nonmanufacturer Rule

Determining whether a business qualifies—either as the manufacturer or nonmanufacturer—can be a fact-intensive and confusing task. Continue reading

Small Business Set-Asides: When The “Rule Of Two” Becomes The “Rule Of One”

An agency isn’t required to cancel a small business set-aside solicitation if the agency learns that one of the small businesses upon whom the set-aside decision rested is no longer small. Continue reading

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

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

SBA Adopts Small Business Joint Venture Program

With that admonition in mind, the small business mentor-protégé joint venture requirements (to be set forth at 13 C.F.R. § 125.8) are very similar to the existing 8(a) joint venture requirements (which apply both to 8(a) mentor-protege joint ventures and to “non-mentor-protege” joint ventures for 8(a) contracts). 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

Don’t Let Set-Asides Fool You;Stop Leaving Money On The Table and More! @theasbcguy on LinkedIn

Latest updates from Guy Timberlake include a look at direct contracts to small business when agencies don’t leverage set-asides; How small businesses is leaving an average of $5B on the table for large businesses; and how interagency contracting can throw a wrench in the works of your next opportunity. Guy Timberlake | Small Business Leader … Continue reading