Here’s a hypothetical: What do you do when a government agency requires your company to disclose information that could result in your company being permanently disqualified if it was uncovered? And, here’s the fun part — this isn’t a hypothetical.
As the 114th Congress limped to its legislative finish line, the House and Senate did manage to pass the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2017 by margins that make it veto-proof. Since we know it’ll pass, what’s in it?
In May, the American Small Business League (ASBL) filed an injunction in an attempt to stop the SBA from “continuing to misrepresent the attainment of small business contracting goals to Congress and the American public.” So, how’s that been going?
Last summer, the SBA issued a blizzard of revised regulations and definitions. Since qualification for small business set-asides usually depends upon staying under either a revenue or staffing ceiling, understanding the definition of “receipt” turns out to be pretty important.
In a bit of a departure for the lead article on “legal Monday,” the topic today is business strategy, and not the approach contractors may typically take. Today, we’re talking about something a lot of businesses overlook: Making a Difference.
It’s not unusual for government contractors to find themselves entitled to damages on a contract. Maybe an agency caused a delay or mandated a material change. Regardless, are you better filing a claim or a request for equitable adjustment (REA)?
Winning a 20-year government contract can certainly make your day. That’s what happens to many contractors fortunate enough to become part of the GSA’s Federal Supply Schedule (FSS). If your contract is almost up, we have even more good news.
As FY 2016 came to a close, the FAR Council backed up their regulation truck and dumped ten new amendments onto government contractors. Many of them are final versions of interim rules. Still, that’s a lot of stuff to sift.
On September 23, 2016, the DoD published proposed amendments to DFARS that would alter the agency’s Mentor-Protégé Program. The changes are in response to the NDAA 2016 requirement to overhaul the Defense Department’s small business version of the popular program.
The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) program has been helping small and disadvantaged businesses compete in the federal marketplace for over thirty years. Recently, however, the program’s constitutionality was challenged – again. And, once again, it survived – for now.