Small Business Administration

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

The most common basis to establish timeliness for a Government Accountability Office (GAO) bid protest is found in Section 21.2 of the GAO’s regulations.  Under the regulation, the protester
Continue Reading New GAO Decision Emphasizes “Should Have Known” Element of Bid Protest Timeliness

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

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

After years of pushing by industry groups and the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a final rule
Continue Reading Awards to Lower Tier Small Business Subcontractors Finally Count towards Small Business Subcontracting Goals

The Small Business Administration’s HUB Zone program seeks to encourage development in historically underutilized business (or HUB) zones.  Like the SBA’s other socio-economic programs, HUBZone contractors are eligible for certain
Continue Reading COFC: HUBZones Are Responsible for Tracking 35% Employee Residency Requirement