Affiliation Issues in 8a Contracting and Native American Contracting

Native American contracting still has its ups and downs. SBA OHA is still faced with subcontractor affiliation appeals despite what some may consider easy to understand rules under 13 CFR 121.103. As recently as April 2017, the Small Business Administration (SBA) found Olgoonik Diversified Services, LLC to be affiliated due… Read more »

SBA Affiliation Meaning & Ostensible Definition

Many small businesses that are doing business with the federal government have probably heard of SBA affiliation rules but never really pay attention to it. The reality it can be a very dangerous weapon when your competition files a small business size protest to the SBA alleging ostensible subcontractor affiliation… Read more »

Court of Appeals Rejects Arguments for FAR 15.6 Unsolicited Proposals

Compared to regularly solicited proposals by the federal government, writing FAR Part 15.6 unsolicited proposals can be a daunting process. Further filing a bid protest regarding the agency’s improper rejection of your unsolicited proposal can be that much more difficult. However, the US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals outlined the… Read more »

Court of Federal Claims Temporary Restraining Order TRO Requirements

When filing a motion for temporary restraining order (TRO) at the Court of Federal Claims (COFC), government contractors should be aware of the requirements. The Court looks at these motions and meeting requirements for injunction relief pretty seriously. COFC reviews TRO requirements in a motion for injunctive relief as an… Read more »