Small Business Certification Requirements – What is a Small Business?

Make Sure that Your Company Meets the SBA’s Small Business Definition Or Else You Risk Losing Your Government Contracts Award in a Small Business Size Protest. Meeting the SBA small business certification requirements requires an understanding of compliance laws and penalties for misrepresenting your company as a small business. Understanding what… Read more »

SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals SBAOHA Totality of the Circumstances

Subcontractor Totality of the Circumstances Affiliation Test In Size Appeal Litigation at SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals Can be Very Tricky What the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals (SBAOHA) applies the totality of the circumstances test in small business size determination appeals and subcontractor size protests cases based upon control… Read more »

Help From Colorado Business Lawyers

Given the state of the current economy, businesses across the country are turning towards federal government contracts for survival. To keep your business alive you want to look into government contracting. The federal government purchases services and products from virtually all commercial industry groups. Not only can you increase sales… Read more »

Small Business Non Manufacturer Rule

From Washington Technology As iPads, Galaxy Tabs and PlayBooks become ubiquitous in the private sector, the General Services Administration is conducting market research to determine if small-business manufacturers could meet requirements of a possible governmentwide tablet procurement. According to the March 28 FedBizOpps Request For Information, GSA’s Office of the Chief Acquisition… Read more »

Small Businesses Government Contracts and Their Fair Share

Are Small Businesses Getting Their Fair Share of Government Contracts Unfortunately, they don’t. The real question is why not? There is some analysis to this unfortunate fact about small business government contracts. First, large projects appear to be out of the reach of small businesses – or so they think…. Read more »

Watson & Associates overturn SBA Size Protest Decision

Address and Defeat Affiliation Issues in Size Protests. Watson & Associates’ size protest and size determination lawyers share important information to government contractors and small businesses that face adverse decisions stemming the contracting agencies or the Small Business Administration. The following cases had a national impact on how the SBA… Read more »

FAR 52.219 9 Small Business Subcontracting Plan

What is a Small Business Participation Plan?  How is this different from a Small Business Subcontracting Plan? The answer to these questions can make the difference in getting a high proposal evaluation score and a low one.     A Small Business Subcontracting plan is an agreement between private party… Read more »