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Five-Year Annual Receipts: Don't Start Until SBA Says "Go!"
Absent further action by the Small Business Administration ("SBA") Office of Hearings and Appeals or a Federal Court, the GAO has effectively ended the argument as to whether the Small Business
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23 Aug 2019
Highlights From The Currently Stalled Small Business Administration Reauthorization And Improvement Act Of 2019
Last month, Senator Marco Rubio, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, released the Chairman's mark to the Small Business Administration
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12 Aug 2019
President Issues New Domestic Preference Executive Order
The President has issued the third in a series of executive orders (EOs) directed at tightening domestic-preference restrictions in Government procurements covered by the Buy American Act (BAA).
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1 Aug 2019
SBA Proposed Rule Revised Timeframe For Receipt Calculation In Size Determinations
Responding to statutory requirements in the 2018 Small Business Runway Extension Act, the Small Business Administration (SBA)
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9 Jul 2019
Key Takeaways From The Small Business Administration's Revised Policy Directives For The SBIR And STTR Programs
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has statutory authority to establish federal Government-wide policies to implement the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
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6 May 2019
Class Waivers Of The Non-Manufacturer Rule: New OHA Decision Creates Uncertainty
Those familiar with Federal procurements know the general rule: If you submit a proposal against a solicitation despite disagreeing with one of its provisions,
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8 Apr 2019
ABA Federal Procurement Institute — MoFo Attorneys Co-Chair And Moderate Panels
During next week's ABA Federal Procurement Institute, March 13-16, 2019 in Annapolis, MD, three Morrison & Foerster Government Contracts attorneys will be participating.
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18 Mar 2019
Senate Bill Demonstrates Continued Interest In The Federal Acquisition Supply Chain
For years, United States security agencies have recognized a threat to government information technology systems posed by contractor supply chains.
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11 Jan 2019
UPDATE: Small Business Runway Extension Act Of 2018
The Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018 is now law. As we discussed in a previous post, the Act changes the look-back period for calculating gross annual ...
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2 Jan 2019
Congress On The Cusp Of Extending Small Business Status
The "Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018," which would expand the period of measurement for small business status from three years to five, is one step closer to becoming law,
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13 Dec 2018
New Decisions Clarify Small Business Minority Shareholder Protections
One of the easiest small business affiliation rules to apply is that a person that owns "50 percent or more of a concern's voting stock . . . controls or has the power to control the concern."
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29 Nov 2018
SBA Plans Comprehensive Overhaul Of HUBZone Program
In response to President Trump's Executive Order to reduce regulatory burdens and control regulatory costs, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has proposed a rule to amend its regulations for the Historically Under-utilized Business Zones (HUBZone) Program.
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23 Nov 2018
Corporate Transactions As A Basis For Protest (Post-Award Protest Primer #18)
Most corporate transactions go forward without protests. Several prominent protest decisions over the last few years ...
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27 Jul 2018
Soothsaying Oracle: What GAO's Decision Concerning DoD Prototype OTAs Means For DoD And Beyond
Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs): The term is familiar among government contractors, yet commonly misunderstood.
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29 Jun 2018
SBA Sneaks In Rule On Recertification
The Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a Direct Final Rule on March 26, 2018 that appears to address a specific holding of SBA's Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) ...
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16 May 2018
SBA OHA Affirms Long-Standing Interpretation Of Recertification Regulations
The result of this interpretation is that, unless recertification is requested by the contracting officer or there is an off-ramp provision in the multiple award task order contract, an acquired firm remains eligible for set-aside task orders.
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9 Mar 2018
Court Of Federal Claims Rejects SBA Decision That Future Conditional Restriction On Stock Ownership Destroys "Unconditional Ownership"
Veteran-owned small businesses have long grappled with seemingly benign drafting inconsistencies between Small Business Administration (SBA) and Department of Veterans Affairs...
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13 Dec 2017
NAICS Code Appeals: One Size Does Not Fit All
The federal government sets aside many contracts for small businesses, but not all small business set-asides are created equal.
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18 Sep 2017
SBA's "All Smalls" Mentor-Protégé Tips And Discussion
On Thursday, April 13, 2017, MoFo partner Damien Specht moderated the "SBA's ‘All Smalls' Mentor-Protégé Tips and Discussion" seminar.
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26 Apr 2017
How Will The SBA's Mentor-Protégé Program Impact Government Contractors?
Recently, the federal government has become more serious about issuing contracts to small businesses and that requires contractors to approach this market with creative solutions.
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20 Apr 2017
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