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SBA Inspector General: 89% of WOSB Sole Source Contracts Were Improper

Nearly 90% of women-owned small business sole source contracts reviewed by the SBA Office of Inspector General were improper, according to a startling report issued yesterday. Source: SBA Inspector General: 89% of WOSB Sole Source Contracts Were Improper – SmallGovCon

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

8(a) Sole Source Decision: “Bad Faith” Bid Protest An Uphill Battle

In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO confirmed that government officials are presumed to act in good faith, and that the presumption extends to the decision to award an 8(a) sole source contract instead of competing the work in question. Continue reading

GAO: Agency’s Order Exceeded BPA Scope

In a recent bid protest decision, GAO held that the agency had erred by attempting to issue a sole-source delivery order for cloud-based email service when the underlying BPA did not envision cloud services. Continue reading

Large DoD 8(a) Sole Source Contracts Have Dropped By 86.5%

According to a recent GAO report, such awards have dropped more than 86% compared to the period before the justification requirement took effect. The report states that much of the work that was previously awarded on a sole source basis has now been competed Continue reading

OPM’s $20 Million Contract for Post-Hack ID Protection Violated Federal Contracting Rules

Investigators turned up “significant deficiencies” in the process of awarding the contract to Winvale Group and its subcontractor CSID, OPM IG Patrick McFarland wrote in the memo, which was first made public today. Continue reading

SBA: New [Sole Source] Authority Will Bolster Women-Owned Small Businesses | SBA.gov

GovConChannel Editor’s Note: There were comments made about this Final Rule last week that inferred ‘just in time for fiscal year end.’ Be sure to note the effective date of the rule is October 14, 2015. – GovConChannelChief The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today issued a final rule authorizing federal agencies to award sole-source … Continue reading

For second year in a row, government meets its goal of awarding work to small businesses (or did they?)

I wonder if the SBA OIG will chime in as they did last year when their agency released its last report touting success in the area of small business goals? Continue reading

$5 Billion to 20,000 American Small Businesses

Here’s what I would like to see.

The five billion dollars left on the table for large companies during FY2014 to never happen again and for that same bucket of money to be captured by American owned and operated small federal contractors in FY2015. Continue reading

GovConChat™: SBA Takes ‘Top Gun’ Approach to WOSB Sole Source!

When it comes to the amount of time that passes from when Congress makes a law affecting federal contracting rules and the creation and adoption of policy to implement those rules, conventional wisdom tells us diamonds could be created faster. Until today… Continue reading