Join us tomorrow, December 8 at 12:00 Eastern for Part III of our Web Series covering the Small Business Administration’s Final Rule: Consolidation of Mentor-Protégé Programs and Other Government Contracting Amendments.

To Register, please Click Here.

In this session, we’ll cover changes to the SBA’s rules and regulations governing Affiliation.

It should go without saying that every small business needs to stay current regarding the rules of affiliation.  Affiliation with a large business renders small businesses ineligible for critical set-aside contracts.  Simple mistakes, misunderstandings, or even ignorance of the law are no excuse – it is up to each small business to stay informed.

To help keep your business ahead of the curve, we’ll examine updates regarding economic dependence, the newly organized concern rule, and the ostensible subcontractor doctrine.  As always, we’ll also break down the real world application of the changes.

In addition to affiliation, this session will examine other rule changes that small businesses need to understand.  Most notably, the Final Rule adds a requirement that procuring agencies must consider the “capabilities, past performance, and experience” of the first-tier subcontractors if the small business prime contractor cannot independently demonstrate its own capabilities and past performance needed for contract award.  We’ll discuss what small businesses must do to best take advantage of this change.

If you missed out on Parts I and II of the Web Series – Good News!  The materials are now available online.

You can check out Part I on covering Multiple Award Contracts here.

Part II on Joint Ventures and the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program is available here.

We designed this Web Series to provide Federal contractors and industry professionals a meaningful and practical crash course in what the Final Rule means and how it will impact business operations.  Each one hour and fifteen minute session will take place through the interactive Remo webhosting platform and consist of learning and networking opportunities, broken down in the following schedule:

15 minute Networking Session

30 minute SBA Final Rule Topic Presentation

30 minute Follow-Up Networking

We look forward to seeing you there.

Nick Solosky is a Partner in Fox Rothschild’s Government Contracts Practice Group.  You can reach Nick directly at or 202-696-1460.