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Contractors have many balls to juggle at one time. Performing awarded contracts; submitting proposals for new work; identifying potential subcontractors; paying personnel; and complying with the rules under the FAR and applicable contract clauses.  

Joint Venture Agreements: Make a List and Check it Twice

When the Government issues a procurement as a set aside for entities within a specified small business status program (e.g. SDVOSB, VOSB, EDWOSB, WOSB, 8(a), HUBZone, and small business), eligible companies may not have the capacity or experience to successfully compete for the work on their own.  

VA Temporarily Suspending Incoming CVE SDVOSB Applications

The VA OSDBU and Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) announced that on May 21, 2018, CVE will suspend its acceptance of applications submitted by companies seeking to become verified (or re-verified) as an SDVOSB for a period of approximately 30 days.    

SBA’s Door To Its New All Small Mentor-Protégé Program Is Wide Open

Laurel Hockey provides an update to the advantages of and process for applying to the SBA’s All Small Mentor-Protégé Program (ASMPP).   

SBA Opens The Door To Its New Small Mentor Protégé Program

Laurel Hockey discusses the Small Business Administration’s Small Mentor Protégé Program, effective August 24, 2016, under which a small business may enter into a mentor protégé agreement with another business (large or small) and avoid being deemed affiliated based on assistance received under their agreement.  

SDVO Appeal Victory

Victor Klingelhofer and Cohen Mohr successfully defended an appeal to the Small Business Administration which held on December 16 that a firm did not meet the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern (SDVO SBC) eligbility requirements.

SBA Introduces New Changes to its Size Regulations

SBA recently published new size rules that will soon affect whether an agency can meet its small business goals using long-term contracts.

SBA Withdraws Proposed Size Standards Rule

SBA withdraws proposed size rule change

SBA Issues Final Rule Amending Size Regulation

SBA’s Issuance of a Final Rule Amending its Size Regulations

SBA Proposes New Size Standards Rule

On March 19, 2004, the SBA proposed a new rule which modifies small business size standards.