SBA Size Protest Family Relationship & Identity of Interest

Often times, small businesses enter into family relationships that can impact the SBA Size standards application. When competitors challenge a government contract award in an SBA size protest, the analysis will usually be conducted under an Identity of Interest and family relationship basis. Companies that do not understand these rules can find… Read more »

SBA Size Protest Timeliness

Meeting SBA size protest timeliness requirements can be a problem when you are not sure when the clock actually starts.  More importantly, filing an untimely size protest can eliminate your opportunity for a second chance at a government project.   In many situations, because there is confusion about when the… Read more »

SBA Size Determination NAICS Code Size Appeals

Although it is relatively easy to qualify, small businesses often find themselves in adverse situations when a competitor challenges their  size standards under 13 CFR Part 121 for certain industries. When an SBA bid protest is filed, the SBA then conducts and investigation and then makes a formal SBA size… Read more »

HUBZone Certification & HUBZone Requirements

How to Get SBA HUBZone Certified Having SBA HUBZone certification opens many doors for you as a contractor.  It is important to understand the requirements that you must fulfill in a proposal submission and what is owed to you by the government in a request for proposal.  HUBZone stands for… Read more »

SBA Affiliation Meaning Common Management & Identity of Interest

SBA Common management and identity of interest disputes in size protest cases involve complex  SBA affiliation regulations, that if violated can impact your ability to bid on future government contracts. The following are pointers derived from the SBA. A basic understanding can help you avoid costly mistakes, such as common management… Read more »

Filing SBA NAICS Size Standards Protest -Dos and Don’ts

Protesting the Small Business Administration SBA North American Industry Classification System (NAICs Code size standard for a government contract can be tricky when you try to qualify as small. This is especially true when there are differences between the amount of labor required and the overall cost of the contract. Did the Government… Read more »

Protesting CICA Rule of Two Small Business Set Asides

Better Understand the Basics of CICA Rule of Two Small Business Set Aside Decisions  If you are considering protesting agencies’ small business set-asides and their application of the SBA Rule of Two small business rules at GAO or Court of Federal Claims, you should be aware that this can be a very… Read more »