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CVE Wrong for All the Right Reasons on SDVOSB Protest

With daily reports of indictments and guilty pleas of individuals and companies that have improperly obtained federal government contracts that were set aside for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs”), giving the VA’s…

Status-Based Protests of Your Company's Contract Awards Will “Completely Lack Merit”, “Misapply the Law”, And Contain “Disingenuous” Characterizations -- Are You Ready?

It takes a substantial investment to bid on government contracts. And natural reactions to losing a government contract bid can include disappointment, confusion, frustration, and even anger. In response to the sting of that loss some unsuccessful bi…

VA Amends Regulations Regarding SDVOSB/VOSB Status Protests

In an about face, the Department of Veterans Affairs has issued an interim final rule amending its status protest procedures for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB). Before the VA’s iss…

VA Issues Final Rule Extending VOSB and SDVOSB Re-verification Requirement

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a final rule amending the re-verification requirements of the VA Veteran-Owned Small Business Verification Guidelines.  Effective August 22, 2013, the final rule implements the Veterans Benefits, He…

COFC Holds Residency is Not Sole Determining Factor in Determining Ownership & Control of VOSB Company

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims recently issued an opinion clarifying the scope of reliance on an owner’s residency in determining ownership and control under the Veteran’s First Contracting Program.   In KWV, Incorporated v. U.S., the plainti…

SBA Finds Definition of “Full-Time” under EDWOSB Program Does Not Require 40-Hour Work Week Economically Disadvantaged Women Owners

On 6 November 2012, the Small Business Administration’s Office of Hearings and Appeals (SBA OHA) upheld the SBA’s decision to deny a protest that would have severely limited women’s ability to be involved with more than one company at a…

Recent Developments

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) needs more Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs) for its CIO-Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) Small Business Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). Because a number of prior awardees… Read More

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Announcements

GCARL started the year off with a victorious bang for a client, Alpha Transcription, in a “Bet the Company” protest.   If Alpha Transcription lost it could have been devastating for them. The Transcription Services Industry and Market is… Read More

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