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The Small Business Administration is a United States federal agency established in 1953 by the Small Business Act. The SBA is dedicated to assisting and supporting small business and entreprenuers. The SBA carries out its mission through a variety of programs including providing financial and federal contract procurement assistance, management assistance, and specialized outreach to women, minorities and armed forces veterans. less -

Weekly Update Newsletter - October 2017

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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program NAICS Code Updates - The U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) has updated the North American Industry Classification System...more

It’s a Woman’s World: Women-Owned Business (Certification and Benefits)

Business owners are often aware that there are special opportunities available to businesses owned by women, minorities, veterans and certain other groups. However, it is sometimes unclear exactly what those opportunities...more

All Small Mentor-Protégé Program Mid-Year Report: Fast Figures Small and Large Businesses Need to Know

The Small Business Administration (SBA) started accepting applications for the new All Small Mentor-Protégé Program (ASMPP) in October 2016, but SBA has seen a surge in applications in the first six months of 2017....more

House Bill Would Limit Credit for Small Businesses Falling into Multiple Socioeconomic Categories

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

A recent bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives seeks to amend the Small Business Act to limit the way agencies take credit for contracting with small businesses that fall into several socioeconomic categories....more

Keep an Eye Out for Identity of Interest Affiliation

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

Anyone who does business with a small business government contractor will always want to be aware of any potential bases for affiliation that might arise. However, the so-called “identity of interest” affiliation, as...more

How to Qualify as a Women-Owned Small Business

by Varnum LLP on

Last year, we wrote about the opportunities available to businesses owned by service-disabled veterans. There are also programs available to provide similar advantages to women-owned businesses. One such program is the...more

UPDATE: SBA Clarifies Profit Percentages for Joint Ventures under the Small Business Mentor-Protégé Program

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

As previously reported, on July 22, 2016, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a final rule establishing a government-wide mentor-protégé program encompassing all small business concerns....more

SBA Corrects Discrepancy in Small Business Joint Venture Rules

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

On December 23, 2016, the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued a technical correction to its July 25, 2016 final rule regarding the new mentor-protégé program for all small business concerns to address an...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - December 2016 #3

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors - The Department of Defense (“DOD”), General Services Administration (“GSA”), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (“NASA”) have issued an...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - October 2016

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - Prohibition on Contracting With Corporations with Delinquent Taxes or a Felony Conviction - The Department of Defense (“DOD”), General Services Administration (“GSA”), and National Aeronautics...more

Now is the Time for a Joint Venture Checkup - Set-Aside Alert

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

On August 24, 2016, the Small Business Administration’s long-awaited rules creating the new small business mentor-protégé program took effect... Please see full Alert below for more information. ...more

The FAR Councils Drop 10 FAR Amendments in End-of-Fiscal-Year Blitz

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On September 30, 2016, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Councils issued 10 FAR amendments (nine final and one interim) on a broad range of topics. One rule imposes new risks for contractors with delinquent taxes or...more

SBA Final Rule on Mentor-Protégé Programs for All Small Businesses Becomes Effective

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a long-awaited final rule establishing a new, expanded mentor-protégé program that will allow all types of small businesses to qualify as protégés, while retaining, but slightly...more

Five Recent Developments In Small Business Contracting Small and Large Government Contractors Should Know

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

While acquisition reform has garnered a great deal of attention in Congress and the Federal Executive Branch, small business contracting statutes and implementing regulations are significantly altering the federal acquisition...more

Changes to the SBA Regulations Change the Face of Small Business Government Contracting and Create New Opportunities for Both...

On July 26, 2016, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued extensive amendments to its regulations to implement provisions of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 and the National Defense Authorization Act for...more

Small Businesses, Big Opportunities – Recent SBA Expansion of the Mentor-Protégé Program

by Williams Mullen on

Effective August 24, 2016, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) will fulfill the mandates of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (“NDAA 2013”), which...more

SBA Releases Long Anticipated Final Rule Establishing Governmentwide Mentor-Protégé Program for All Small Business Concerns

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

On July 25, 2016, SBA published the eagerly anticipated Final Rule establishing a governmentwide mentor-protégé program for all small business concerns. While there are a few departures from the details outlined in the...more

SBA’s Small Business Mentor Protégé Program Expands Opportunities for Small and Large Businesses

On July 25, 2016, the Small Business Administration (SBA) published the long-awaited final rule regarding “Small Business Mentor Protégé Programs,” establishing a government-wide mentor protégé program for all small...more

New Small Business Mentor-Protégé Program Announced By The SBA

The long-awaited Final Rule addressing changes to the SBA’s Mentor-Protégé program is being published in the Federal Register today. The Mentor-Protégé program that was limited to 8(a) Small Business Concerns has now been...more

SBA Amended Regulations Enhance Opportunities for Small Businesses

by Morgan Lewis on

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) has finalized multiple changes to its small business contracting rules, which should increase opportunities for small business prime contractors to partner with other businesses...more

SBA Announces New WOSB Online Portal

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

Recently, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) announced a new online portal to serve women-owned small businesses (“WOSBs”). The new portal allows WOSBs to manage their SBA-related documents, complete SBA...more

Legal Landscape: SBA Expands the WOSB/EDWOSB Contract Program, Importance of the Economic Loss Rule and Self-Reporting Requirement...

Welcome to the fourth edition of Legal Landscape, a series we have developed with Onvia’s blog to provide government contractors with a quick, but thorough, summary of important legal developments and regulations in...more

Eight Principles You Should Know When Negotiating Your Teaming Agreement

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

As the saying goes, “two heads are better than one.” This statement often applies to government contracting, where contractors frequently work together in joint ventures or prime and subcontractor teams to bid on and perform...more

OHA Says Mentor-Protégé Affiliation Exemption Does NOT Excuse Program-Specific Requirements for SDVOSB Joint Ventures

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals recently issued a surprising decision finding that the mentor-protégé affiliation exemption does not excuse program-specific requirements for SDVOSB joint ventures. OHA agreed with SBA’s...more

FY2015 Procurement Scorecard: Another “A” for the Government

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

Yesterday, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released its annual small business procurement “report card,” identifying how the federal government as whole and major federal agencies measured up in terms of meeting their...more

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