CEO Decision to Respond To Federal Government Investigations

When you or your company has been targeted as part of a federal investigation, your life and business operations as you know it can change significantly. If you are a government contractor subject to criminal charges or investigated for violation of the False Claims Act, kickbacks, SBA Fraud or some… Read more »

SBA Affiliation Meaning & Ostensible Definition

Why is Affiliation an Important Issue? SBA determines whether an entity qualifies as a small business concern by counting its receipts, employees, or another measure including those of all its domestic and foreign affiliates, regardless of whether the affiliates are organized for profit. 13 CFR 121.103(a)(6). Many small companies have… Read more »

SBA Issues Important New Small Business Guidance – Affiliation 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 »

SBA Federal Minority Owned Business Certification

In federal government contracting to have a minority-owned business enterprise (MBE) can have its advantages. However, there are strict guidelines to follow on how to become a minority-owned business. There are also severe consequences for not following SBA minority business certification rules. One example of a federal minority-owned business certification program is… 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 »