SBA Size Protests and Appeals

The Small Business Administration (SBA) finally put an end to self-certifications for the Woman-Owned Small Business Program (WOSB).  Starting now and continuing through October 15, 2020, federal contractors that want
Continue Reading Contractor Alert: Mandatory WOSB Certification Deadline Pending

Please see the following link for Fox Rothschild LLP’s Federal Contractors’ Guide to Small Business Administration Set-Aside Contracts, Size Standards, Size Protests, and Affiliation. 

http://www.foxrothschild.com/douglas-p-hibshman/publications/federal-contractors-guide-to-small-business-administration-set-aside-contracts-size-standards-size-protests-and-affiliation/

The federal government sets aside
Continue Reading Federal Contractors’ Guide to Small Business Administration Set-Aside Contracts, Size Standards, Size Protests, and Affiliation

As I have covered here before, every small business owner needs to be aware of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) ostensible subcontractor rule.

In a nutshell, ostensible contractor affiliation
Continue Reading SBA: Ostensible Subcontractor Rule in Play Even Between Two Small Firms

Today, we take a look at the culmination of a long fight over the size status of a joint venture competing for a Federal contract.  After losing battles at
Continue Reading SBA Size Update: Strategies for Contesting Affiliation based on Economic Dependence

Government contractors looking to identify and mitigate indications of affiliation sometimes need look no further than their own family tree.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) assumes that two businesses owned
Continue Reading Eye on Affiliation: The Role of Family Relationships in Size Determinations

Contractors seeking to avoid affiliation under the Ostensible Subcontractor Rule know the soundbite:  Your firm must self-perform the “primary and vital” contract requirements.

A small business prime contractor must zero
Continue Reading SBA Finds Violation of Ostensible Subcontractor Rule – Even Though Contractor Performs “Primary and Vital” Requirements

Small business owners need to be aware of the simple, proactive measures that are available right now to avoid headaches down the road.

One prime example is properly maintaining your
Continue Reading WOSB Certification Errors Lead to Size Protest

Small business owners must always be mindful of what it means to be “small” in the world of government contracting.  After all, losing that small business size status means losing
Continue Reading Eye on Affiliation: The Ostensible Subcontractor Rule