What is an SBA Size Protest? Understanding Small Business Size Rules

An SBA size protest is a legal challenge to the agency’s decision to award a government contract because of the awardee’s alleged small business size violation. Specifically,  the protestor challenges the awardee size status by asserting and providing a legal and factual basis for the size protest. 13 CFR 121.1001… Read more »

SBA Size Protest Family Relationship & Identity of Interest

Often times, small businesses enter into family relationships that can impact the SBA Size standards application. When competitors challenge a government contract award in an SBA size protest, the analysis will usually be conducted under an Identity of Interest and family relationship basis. Companies that do not understand these rules can find… Read more »

SBA Size Protest Timeliness

Meeting SBA size protest timeliness requirements can be a problem when you are not sure when the clock actually starts.  More importantly, filing an untimely size protest can eliminate your opportunity for a second chance at a government project.   In many situations, because there is confusion about when the… Read more »

Small Business SBA Size Protest Requirements

Avoid costly mistakes that can cost you tens of thousands in litigation. Theodore P. Watson, Esq –  Government Contracts and SBA Size Standard Protest Lawyer According to the small business size protest requirements, filing an SBA Size Protest challenge against your competitor must be approached with caution. On the other… Read more »

Newly Organized Concern Rule & Affiliation Small Business Size Protests

Under the Newly Organized Concern Rule, when filing or defending an SBA Small Business Size Protest, government contractors must be aware of the nuances and landmines awaiting them. The newly organized concern rule consists of four required elements:   (1) the former officers, directors, principal stockholders, managing members, or key… Read more »