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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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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… Read More
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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… Read More
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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… Read More
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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… Read More
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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… 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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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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