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Rule to Require Reporting of Untimely Subcontractor Payments

A proposed rule would amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to require prime contractors to self-report reduced or untimely payments to small business subcontractors. The rule would implement section 1334 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (PL 111-240), which … Continue reading

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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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NCMA GCMC 2012 Morning General Sessions

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I have been a part of government contracting in one way or another for my entire career spanning over 12 years at this point (still “young” by many contractor or agency standards). For the past year and a half I … Continue reading

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How Do Socially Awkward Contractors Succeed?

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I talked a while ago about the WOSB initiative under section 8(m) of the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 2000.  In that post, I mentioned that I would get around to 8(a), and now that the storm has passed, I … Continue reading

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WOSBs – 8(m) is not 8(a)

One of the set-aside categories recognized on FedBizOpps is the 8(a) small business.  Ask anyone in federal government what categories exist for set asides and this will come to front of mind very quickly.  However, ask that same person what … Continue reading

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8(a) Program Vulnerable?

A recent decision by the District Court for the District of Columbia could spell trouble for the Section 8(a) program. In DynaLantic Corp. v. Dept. of Defense, the court held the Small Business Act program was unconstitutional as applied to … Continue reading

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Are You Tired of Hearing About ____ Yet?

I have always worried that I just pile on sometimes.  There are always hot topics in government contracting, politics (yikes!), and compliance.  Some stick around a little longer than it seems may be necessary (are we still talking about and … Continue reading

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