Topic Archives: Small Business

September 16, 2019Small Business

MoFo Webinar: Navigating Small Business and Disadvantaged Business Opportunities

On Wednesday, September 18, 1-2:30PM ET, MoFo partner Damien Specht and associate Ali Young will present a Clear Law Institute webinar titled “Navigating Small Business and Disadvantaged Business Opportunities.” The Federal Government gives many opportunities to small businesses, granting them more than $100 billion in contracts each year, and prime contractors contributing billions more in ...›

August 20, 2019Small Business

Five-Year Annual Receipts: Don’t Start Until SBA Says “Go!”

Absent further action by the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) Office of Hearings and Appeals or a Federal Court, the GAO has effectively ended the argument as to whether the Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018 (“Runway Extension Act”) immediately changed the annual receipt average for revenue-based small business size standards from three years to ...›

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August 8, 2019Small Business

Highlights From the Currently Stalled Small Business Administration Reauthorization and Improvement Act of 2019

Last month, Senator Marco Rubio, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, released the Chairman’s mark to the Small Business Administration (SBA) Reauthorization and Improvement Act of 2019 (the “SBA Reauthorization Act”).  This legislation aims to modernize and streamline SBA programs, and would be the first comprehensive reauthorization of the Small Business ...›

April 22, 2019Small Business

Key Takeaways from the Small Business Administration’s Revised Policy Directives for the SBIR and STTR Programs

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has statutory authority to establish federal Government-wide policies to implement the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. SBA recently issued a significantly revised final SBIR/STTR Policy Directive, which is effective May 2, 2019. See 84 FR 12794. Below we highlight the major changes implemented ...›

Class Waivers of the Non-Manufacturer Rule: New OHA Decision Creates Uncertainty

Those familiar with Federal procurements know the general rule:  If you submit a proposal against a solicitation despite disagreeing with one of its provisions, you usually waive the right to challenge that provision in the future.  That rule applies to bid protests at both the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Court of Federal Claims.  ...›

December 20, 2018Small Business

UPDATE: Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018

The Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018 is now law.  As we discussed in a previous post, the Act changes the look-back period for calculating gross annual receipts from three to five years for purposes of determining size.  In the coming year the Small Business Administration will likely promulgate implementing regulations interpreting the new ...›

December 10, 2018Small Business

Congress on the Cusp of Extending Small Business Status

UPDATED: The Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018 is now law. The “Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018,” which would expand the period of measurement for small business status from three years to five, is one step closer to becoming law, having recently passed the House and Senate.  This Act provides small businesses with the ...›

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November 20, 2018Small Business

SBA Plans Comprehensive Overhaul of HUBZone Program

In response to President Trump’s Executive Order to reduce regulatory burdens and control regulatory costs, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has proposed a rule to amend its regulations for the Historically Under-utilized Business Zones (HUBZone) Program.  The proposed rule promises to bring certainty and stability to a program that has been among SBA’s most ...›