Small Business

SBA Inflationary Increase: Size Standards, Economic Disadvantage, and 8(a) Sole Source Thresholds

Fri, December 2nd 2022
On November 17, 2022, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued a final rule and several interim final rules effective December 19, 2022 that upwardly adjust some of SBA’s monetary thresholds for inflation. The changes are welcome news in this period of economic uncertainty because they will ultimately help more small businesses participate in federal set-aside...

SBA JV Agreements: Continued Awareness is Key to Avoiding Compliance Risks

Tue, November 22nd 2022
As many contractors have known for quite some time, the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) regulations provide detailed requirements for joint venture agreements, and failure to meet any of the regulatory requirements can disqualify a joint venture entirely. As for the practical ramifications for this failure, if a joint venture with a deficient joint venture...

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...

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Joshua Duvall
Shareholder, CISSP
Washington D.C.
Jon Levin
Shareholder
Huntsville
David Yang
Shareholder
Washington D.C.
J. Andrew Watson III
Shareholder
Huntsville | Washington D.C.
Nicholas P. Greer
Associate
Huntsville | Atlanta
Mary Ann Hanke
Associate
Huntsville | Atlanta
Chris Gonzalez-Tablada
Associate
Huntsville
Raymond L. Bell, Jr.
Shareholder
Mobile | Montgomery
Emily Chancey
Shareholder
Huntsville | Washington D.C.
Brad English
Shareholder
Huntsville | Washington D.C.

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