SBA Affiliation Meaning & Ostensible Definition

Why is Affiliation an Important Issue in federal government contracting? Awarded contracts are frequently taken away becuase your company no longer meets the small business legal definition. Your competitor will often initiate a small business size protest and claim that your relationship  with another business, usually a teaming partner or subcontractor,… 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 »

Avoiding Perils of ITAR Compliance Checklist and Export Control Penalties

There are Two ITAR compliance problems facing most businesses in the import-export industry: Failure to anticipate the road ahead Problem: Though 79% of today’s government contractor executives say responding quickly to change is the only way to survive our current federal procurement challenges, only 1 in 3 are even able to identify… Read more »

SBA Affiliation – Important New Small Business Guidance & Rules

By virtue of congressional mandates, and under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the Small Business Administration regulations (SBA) has made recent changes to various affiliation rules that regulate small business contracts including those set aside for designated SBA programs and the limitation on subcontracting. The highlights include mention of… Read more »