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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

Weekly Update Newsletter - September 2017 #3

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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - “Rules of Practice for Protests and Appeals Regarding Eligibility for Inclusion in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Verification and Evaluation Database” ...more

Substantively Non-Protestable Issues (Post-Award Protest Primer #8)

In our last post, we discussed a few procedural rules that can exclude an otherwise meritorious ground from protest. There are also a number of substantive issues that the GAO’s rules exclude from review. See 4 C.F.R. §...more

NAICS Code Appeals: One Size Does Not Fit All

The federal government sets aside many contracts for small businesses, but not all small business set-asides are created equal. Instead, different size standards define small business status for different procurements. The...more

Recertifications of Size or Status: What Contractors Need to Know

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Financial growth and success are important goals for every small business contractor. However, one potential pitfall of that success and continuous growth is eventually exceeding of the size standards attached to your...more

Be Prepared – Be Proactive About Defending Size Protests

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Imagine that after months of diligently working on a proposal for a set-aside contract, you learn that your company has been identified as the apparent successful offeror. Then, a few days later, you receive an email from the...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - April 2017

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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - Small Business Size Standards; Adoption of 2017 North American Industry Classification System for Size Standards - The U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) has issued a proposed...more

Control is a Key Element in Determining Affiliation for SBA Small Business Size Determination

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The most common reason for contractors failing to meet the Small Business size standards set by the Small Business Administration (SBA) is because they are found to be affiliated with other companies, such that one company...more

SBA Size Standards Under the Microscope

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SBA's size standards are one of the agency's most important metrics. The size standards draw a bright line between small and large businesses for each industry by NAICS code. A firm that is below the size standard for its...more

Lower Tier Small Business Subcontracting Plan Credit Finally In Sight

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Right before the tail end of 2016, SBA delivered its long-awaited Final Rule regarding lower-tier small business subcontracting plan credit. Implementing directives initiated by Congress in the 2014 National Defense...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - November 2016 #3

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, AND NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION - Clarification of Requirement for Justifications for 8(a) Sole Source Contracts - The Department of Defense...more

SBA to Start Accepting Mentor-Protégé Applications

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On Oct.1, 2016, the Small Business Administration (SBA) will begin accepting applications for the new All Small Mentor-Protégé Program. This program has been several years in the making and follows authorizations in the...more

New Opportunities For All: SBA Expands The Small Business Mentor-Protégé Programs

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On July 25, 2016, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) released a much-anticipated Small Business Mentor Protégé Programs Final Rule that created a new expanded mentor-protégé program, modeled on the existing 8(a)...more

New Rule Finalizes Small-Business Subcontracting Changes

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Regulatory amendments related to small-business subcontracting will take effect on November 1, 2016. On July 14, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council issued a final rule in the Federal Register to implement...more

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

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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

Coming Soon to a Federal Agency Near You... An Expanded Small Business Mentor-Protégé Program

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New Small Business Administration Rules Will Increase Eligibility for Large and Small Businesses to Bid Jointly on Set-Aside Contracts, but Not Without Greater Competition - The U.S. Small Business Administration’s...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

Weekly Update Newsletter - July 2016 #2

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GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - Small Business Subcontracting Improvements - DOD, GSA, and NASA issued a final rule amending the FAR to implement the following regulatory changes made by the Small Business Administration,...more

Sole Source Awards for Women-Owned Small Businesses

Federal contracting officers now possess new authority to make sole source awards to Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSBs). Under the new FAR 19.1506,...more

Client Alert - Overview of Select Provisions on the SBA’s Final Rule of Limitations on Subcontracting

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

On May 31, 2016, SBA released its long anticipated final rule on the limitations on subcontracting. The final rule becomes effective on June 30, 2016. In order to help you understand how the final rule changes the existing...more

Big Changes to Limitations on Subcontracting Requirements

Earlier this week, we blogged about a final rule issued on May 31 by the Small Business Administration (“SBA”), which made several major changes to the small business regulations. This new rule implements changes mandated by...more

SBA Makes It Easier for Small Businesses To Joint Venture for Federal Contracts

As we blogged Wednesday, this week the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) published a lengthy final rule that implements the long-awaited small business regulation changes mandated by the National Defense Authorization Act...more

SBA Issues Final Limitations on Subcontracting Rule

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Today, SBA issued its final rule to implement provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013, which pertains to the limitations on subcontracting (“LOS”) applicable to small business set-aside contracts,...more

Decision: Agencies Are Not Required to Accept Size Standards Increased After Solicitation is Issued

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

Recently, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims issued the decision in Orion Construction Co. v. United States, No. 15-1505C (Fed. Cl. April 1, 2016) which is a cautionary tale for all small business offerors regarding the risk of...more

Update to SBA’s New ITVAR Size Rule

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Back in February, we wrote about SBA’s new size rule for IT value-added resellers (“ITVARs”) and the major ramifications of the new rule. The rule requires ITVARs to comply with the nonmanufacturer rule when reselling IT...more

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