Small Business

GAO: Small Biz Joint Ventures Can Use Member FCLs to Pursue DoD Contracts

Wed, October 13th 2021
In August, the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) provided a boost for small business joint ventures (“JV”) that are pursuing defense contracts in holding that the plain language of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”) prohibits the Department of Defense (“DoD”) “from issuing solicitations that require a joint venture, rather than the members of the...

FAR Council Publishes Final Rule on Good Faith in Small Business Subcontracting

Tue, August 17th 2021
Last week, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) Council published a final rule amending the FAR to implement a portion of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (“2017 NDAA”), which requires examples of failure to make good faith efforts to comply with a small business subcontracting plan. The final rule also provides that...

The SBA Proposes Significant Changes to Joint Venture Rules

Tue, January 14th 2020
The SBA has proposed significant changes to the rules governing joint ventures as part of its overhaul of the SBA’s small business program regulations. The 3-2 Rule: Currently, a joint venture may receive a maximum of three contract awards in a two-year period. The proposed rule eliminates the cap on contract awards, but continues the...

SBA Implements the Runway Extension Act

Tue, December 17th 2019
President Trump signed into law the Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018 on December 17th, 2018. The Act modified how the SBA calculates a business’ size for revenue-based size standards. The Act also increased the period of time used in the calculation of a firm’s receipts from three years to five. Regulations implementing the...

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Joshua Duvall
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Washington D.C.
Brad English
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Huntsville | Washington D.C.
Emily Chancey
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Raymond L. Bell, Jr.
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Mobile | Montgomery
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Huntsville | Atlanta
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