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

It’s a frustrating position for government contractors:  you have plenty of small businesses working on your job, but cannot count them towards your subcontracting goals because they are not first-tier
Continue Reading Great News for Federal Contractors:  Credit Coming for Lower-Tier Small Business Subcontracting

Yesterday, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued new proposed rules that could dramatically change the landscape for small businesses, as well as large federal contractors that team with small business
Continue Reading SBA Proposes to Expand the Mentor-Protégé Program to Include All Small Businesses, Not Just 8(a) Small Businesses

Just because an 8(a) small business and a large business have been approved to participate in the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) mentor-protégé program under 13 CFR § 124.520 does
Continue Reading SBA 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Joint Ventures Beware: No Guarantee of Exemption from the Rules of Affiliation