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NIH to SDVOSBs – "WE WANT YOU"

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 o…

GAO Decision Affirms Agency’s Discretion in Small Business Set-Aside Determinations

In denying a protest brought by a large business challenging an agency’s decision to set aside acquisition for small businesses, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has affirmed an agency’s discretion in setting aside acquisitions for…

Proposed Rule to Clarify Small Business Set-Aside Acquisitions for Research & Development Above the Simplified Acquisition Threshold

The Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have issued a proposed amendment to the Federal Acquisition Regulation 19.502(b)(2) regarding the requirements for set-as…

Interim Rule to Extend Veteran Status Renewal to Every Two Years for VA Acquisition Set-Aside Participation

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has issued an interim final rule requiring veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small business to re-verify their status only every two years for continued participation in VA acquisitions set-aside…

SBA Proposes Rules to Increase Small Business Participation in Multiple Award Contracts

On 16 May 2012, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced its plans to amend SBA regulations to increase small business participation in multiple award contracts and to avoid agency acquisitions that consolidate or bundle contracts 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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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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