Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs)

The SBA Inspector General recently determined that over $400 million in small business awards were awarded to firms that were not eligible small businesses at the time of award.  These awards were apparently issued in error by various agencies, but were used to inflate the federal government’s overall small business award results.

Further, the SBA

Recently, we discussed the federal government’s success in meeting the small business prime contracting goal in FY 2013.  Unfortunately, federal contractors did not have as much success when it comes to small business subcontracting.

Like small business prime contracting, federal agencies set goals for the percentage of subcontracts that will be awarded by federal

The U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”), as well as each federal agency, establishes goals every year to promote small business participation in federal government contracting.

For the first time since 2005, the federal government met its small business contracting goal last year – awarding over $83 billion to small businesses.  This is great news for

Rounding out our week-long Blog series on the Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) small business development programs, today we’ll take a look at the Women-Owned Small Business Program (or “WOSB”).

Like the other programs we’ve examined, the key feature of WOSB Program participation is access to contracts set-aside for exclusive performance by Program members.  In

Continuing our week-long series focusing the Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) small business development programs – today we take a look at programs specifically created to benefit service-disabled veterans of the United States military (the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business programs, or more commonly, “SDVOSB”).

Just as with the SBA’s 8(a) program that we discussed yesterday,

One topic that I will be covering extensively as part of this Blog is the Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) small business development programs – that is, government programs exclusively created for the use and benefit of small businesses owned and operated by contractors in certain socioeconomic groups identified as traditionally disadvantaged or under-represented.  Through these