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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

Weaknesses Cannot Be Assigned Unequally, GAO Confirms

Some GAO opinions can leave you wondering where the line is drawn, but a recent GAO decision provides an easy-to-understand example involving a requirement to train personnel under certain regulations. 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

Bundling Didn’t Allow Agency to Purchase FSS Open Market Items, GAO Says

In a recent decision, GAO held that it was improper for an agency to buy bundled software packages as Open Market items when another vendor sold the same licenses on its FSS contract as four separate items. Continue reading

Hack Response: Notarized Letters Now Required for SAM.gov

This move comes after the General Services Administration acknowledged on March 22 that the inspector general is looking into a hack of the SAM.gov database Continue reading

“Using” an Affiliate’s Past Performance: GAO Explains the Test

A recent GAO opinion sheds some light on that question. Not meeting the GAO’s guidelines for describing the detailed involvement of the affiliate can have a harsh result—a sustained protest if award was made based on the affiliate’s past performance. Continue reading

DoD Immediately Implements Portion of Enhanced Debriefing Requirements

The DoD has issued a class deviation to immediately implement part of the the enhanced debriefing requirements mandated by the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. Continue reading

VA SDVOSB Rule of Two: Court Provides Important Guidance for Protesters 

In a recent decision, the Court of Federal Claims dismissed a rule of two challenge because, according to the Court, the protester only identified one SDVOSB–itself–that was likely to submit an offer at a fair and reasonable price. Continue reading

GAO EPDS Filing System Will Be Live May 1

Just yesterday, GAO released a final rule implementing EPDS. 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