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Steven Koprince

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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

GAO: Use Of CPARs Must Be Equal

Resolving a protest challenging a past performance evaluation, GAO is deferential to the agency’s determinations. 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

1,000 Posts And Counting: Thank You, SmallGovCon Readers

Congrats to the Koprince Law/SmallGovCon team on their continuing achievements! 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

SBA OHA: Foreign Subsidiary Was “Small Business”

When many people think of small business federal contractors, they probably picture a local business and not a subsidiary of a foreign entity. Continue reading

Introducing GovCon Voices: A New SmallGovCon Feature

In the nearly five years (and almost 1,000 posts) since SmallGovCon began publishing, we’ve grown from a single-author blog written by yours truly, to a multi-author website featuring regular contributions from my colleagues here at Koprince Law LLC. Continue reading

GAO: Corrective Action Not Required to Price Realism for Fixed-Price Contract

As a general rule, an agency is only required to evaluate a fixed-price offer for reasonableness (that is, whether the price is too high). Continue reading