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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…

The Power of Govt Contracting

Government Contracts Transforms Small, Family-Owned Biz into Wealth-Making Machine Question: How do you take a small, family-owned landscaping company and grow into a Multi-Million Dollar, Multi-Generational, Wealth-Creating Business?  Answer: Gove…

Oprah Does Not Work at the SBA - Act Accordingly

SBA had rejected a women-owned, licensed engineering company’s application for admission to the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program because the SBA did not believe that the owner had been previously subjected to gender discrimination…

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 Seeks Comments to Revisions to Veteran-Owned Small Business Verification Guidelines

The Office of Small Business and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) has issued an “Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” seeking comments related to its plan to improve the Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Verification Program.  OSD…

NASA-OIG Report Finds Potential Fraud and Abuse in WOSB Program

Last month, the Office of Inspector General of the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA-OIG) released a report of its audit of internal controls to “manage the risks of unfair and unreasonable contract prices, substandard contracto…

NDAA for FY 2013 Imposes Major Changes to Small Business Government Contracting

Congress recently passed and the President signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2013 with significant changes to small business government contracting. These changes include: Small Business Prime Contractor Subcontracting…

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…

Proposed Legislation to Increase Agency Small Business Contracting Goals

On 22 May 2012, Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) introduced a new bill to help small businesses compete for and obtain more federal procurement contracts.  Entitled the “Small Business Goaling Act of 2012,” the legislation pro…

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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