CPARS Ratings, FAPIIS Reporting Requirements, Past Performance, and Contractor Integrity Data:  What Every Federal Government Contractor Needs to Know About CPARS.

By Cheryl E. Adams, Esq. The Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS Ratings) exists to provide government source selection officials (SSOs) with a variety of types of information that SSOs need to ensure that offerors have met the requirements needed to be selected for award of government contracts. What types… Read more »

What is the Government Simplified Acquisition Threshold?

Does increased Government Micro purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds Solve A Problem? On February 16, 2018, the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council (CAAC) rolled out CAAC Letter No. 2018-02 to Federal agencies which was tantamount to the slight deviation to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) for implementing the newly increased government… Read more »

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 »

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 »