SBA HUBZone Benefits & Advantages

What is the SBA HUBZone Program? As a small business, you can qualify for the SBA HUBZone ( Historically Underutilized Business Zone Program). This is a unique opportunity for small businesses to gain access to federal contracting dollars. In addition, Congress has mandated that government contracting agencies attempt to award… Read more »

SBA OHA Has No Jurisdiction to Hear VA SDVOSB Status Appeals

In December 2015, the Small Business Administration Office of Hearings and Appeals (SBA OHA) decided a case and ruled that it did not have jurisdiction to hear a size appeal of the SBA’ Area Office Size Determination. The procurement was a VA SDVOSB set aside but the protestor had no… Read more »

FAR Sole Source Justification and Approval FAR 6.303-2

When an agency decides to award sole source contracts, a FAR Justification and Approval (J&A) is required as a check and balance to the Competition in Contracting Act requirement that federal contracting agencies must resort to full and open competition procurements. Many contractors often want to challenge the agency’s decision… Read more »

Government Sole Source Justification Federal FAR 6.302 1

Small businesses involved in government contracting find themselves excluded from opportunities because of FAR source justification federal contracts. Government contract law allows federal agencies the opportunity to award sole source contracts, so long as the explanation is reasonable, and does not violate other regulations. Do Government Sole Source Justifications Violate the Competition… Read more »

SDVOSB Rules & Sole Source Threshold & Rule of Two

There is a lot of confusion among small businesses when applying Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business SDVOSB sole source and VA Rule of Two Small Business rules versus SDVOSB set aside requirements. As a result, there are many unsuccessful bid protests filed on this matter. SVOSB Rules and Sole Source Contracts & Threshold  Generally, an… Read more »

Total Small Business Set Aside GAO Protest Decisions FAR 19.502

Although congressional mandates show an increase in total small business set aside procurement, filing a bid protest that challenges the contracting agency’s decision to set aside a procurement for small businesses must be approached with extreme care. The ultimate concern under FAR 19.502 is to understand what exactly is the government contracting agency supposed… Read more »