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.
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)?
If you’ve been reading PROCAS Connect for awhile, you know the Kingdomware Supreme Court ruling confirmed that the VA must first give VOSB and SDVOSB businesses first crack at that agency’s contracts – even if it is a FSS solicitation.
The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) has always been sort of a contractor’s IRS. But, the agency also provides tools and information intended to help vendors stay out of trouble. In that vein, DCAA has updated its Contract Audit Manual.
The EPA told a “sold out” crowd of contractors this week that the mobile application development portion its upcoming $200 million Blanket Purchasing Agreement (BPA) will be restricted solely to small business contractors. That should brighten small tech companies’ summer.
Regulation changes are like the tide. One minute, you’re standing in water being gently rocked by rolling waves. The next, your flat on your keister, and your mojito is now part shell fragments. Today is closer to that second thing.
Government contracting is so complicated that a “top ten” anything seems presumptuous. But, these recommendations were developed by an attorney who has spent a lot of time in the trenches, and they cover the pre-award, the post-award and everything in-between.
Lame duck President and Congress (for some) … So, what does that mean for the Defense Authorization bill? Who knows. But, now that the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) passed it — 60-2 vote — we have a starting point.
“Getting the book thrown at you” for a government contractor can mean suspension or, worse, disbarment. Avoiding either outcome can be trickier for small firms that can’t afford full time compliance staff. So, what should a small biz contractor do?