Category Archives: Small Business

SBA Proposes Credit for Lower Tier Small Business Subcontracting

The Small Business Administration is proposing revisions to its small business size regulations at SBA Part 121. A proposed rule would allow an other than small prime contractor that has an individual subcontracting plan to receive credit towards its small business … Continue reading

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OMB Seeking Comments on Proposed 2017 NAICS Changes

The Office of Management and Budget is requesting comments on the Economic Classification Policy Committee’s Recommendations for the 2017 Revision of the North American Industry Classification System. The proposed revisions focus on improving the description of current industries, identifying new … Continue reading

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GAO Wants Better Oversight of Third-Party WOSB Certifiers

A report released by the Government Accountability Office finds the Small Business Administration performs minimal oversight of third-party women-owned small business program certifiers and that SBA had not developed procedures that provide reasonable assurance that only eligible businesses obtain WOSB set-aside contracts. To be … Continue reading

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DoD Adds Requirements Contract Clause

On Monday, the Department of Defense is set to issue a final rule (DFARS Case 2012-D057) that amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Supplement to add a new contract clause, DFARS 252.216-7010, Requirements, and its alternate. The clause will be used … Continue reading

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GAO Upholds OASIS RFP’s Restrictive JV Experience Requirement

A pre-award protest of a request for proposals for professional services was denied because the protester failed to establish the experience requirement for joint ventures was unduly restrictive of competition. The RFP for services supporting the One Acquisition Solution for … Continue reading

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OFCCP Issues Rules Revising Affirmative Action Regulations

The Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs today issued two final rules amending the Equal Employment Opportunity regulations in Title 41 CFR, Chapter 60. The OFCCP is a civil rights, worker protection agency that enforces Executive Order … Continue reading

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SBA Seeks Information on Nonmanufacturer Rule Waiver

The Small Business Administration is proposing to retract a class waiver of the nonmanufacturer rule for all other miscellaneous electrical equipment and component manufacturing, under North American Industry Classification System code 335999. The nonmanufacturer rule (see 13 CFR 121.406(b) and … Continue reading

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