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Agency Shortens Contractor Past Performance Evaluation Comment Period

On 30 May 2014, the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Council (“the Councils”) on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense, the General Services Administration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (N… Read More
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SBA Issues Final Rule on Revisions to Surety Bond Guaranty Program

The Small Business Administration has recently issued final rules to align certain aspects of the Surety Bond Guarantee Program with the National Defense Authorization Act of the Fiscal Year 2013 (NDAA). The SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program was esta… Read More
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Agency Issues Final Rule to Provide Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors

On November 25, 2013, the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration issued a final rule implementing Memoranda M–12–16, dated July 11, 2012, and M–13–15, dated July 11, 2013, pub… Read More
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SBA Issues Final Rule on Acquisition Processes for Task and Delivery Order under Multiple Award Contracts and Bundling and Consolidation of Contracts

The Small Business Administration has recently issued final rules implementing, among other things, two important aspects of the enacted Small Business Jobs Act of 2010: “(1) the application of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) small… Read More
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Labor Department Issues Final Rule Amending Regulations Strengthening Programs for Protected Veterans

The U.S. Department of Labor has recently announced the issuance of a final rule amending regulations implementing the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act. In addition to ensuring anti-discrimination against protected veterans and req… Read More
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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… Read More
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Labor Department Issues Final Rule Amending Regulations to Increase Job Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities

On 27 August 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a final rule making changes to the regulations implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Before the issuance of the final… Read More
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Agencies Issue Final Rule on Documenting Contractor Performance

The Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have recently issued a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) that establishes standardized gove… Read More
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SBA Final Rule Imposes Additional Small Business Subcontracting Regulations

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a final rule to implement provisions in the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 related to small business subcontracting. SBA first published its proposed ruling seeking comments as early as October… Read More
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Revisions to SBA Program Regulations Establish Presumption of Loss and Penalties for Willful Misrepresentation of Size and Status Certifications

The Small Business Administration has issued a final rule the clearly addresses a presumption of loss and penalties for willful misrepresentation of size and status certifications. Effective August 27, 2013, the final rule implements provisions of th… Read More
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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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