Topic Archives: Small Business

June 17, 2016False Claims Act, Small Business

Government Contracts Takes Center Stage On Supreme Court Docket

In what was a banner day for government contracts on First Street yesterday, the Supreme Court issued two government contracts related decisions. First, in Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States, a case in which some of the firm’s attorneys participated, the Supreme Court overturned the Federal Circuit and Court of Federal Claims (and agreed with the Government Accountability Office) in concluding ...›

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June 14, 2016Small Business

SBA’s Mentor-Protégé Expansion Final Rule Expected This Month

SBA has announced that its final rule implementing the long-awaited expansion of the mentor-protégé joint venture program under the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will be released this month. The new program, available to all categories of small businesses, not just 8(a) participants, will create significant new opportunities for large and small businesses alike. ...›

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November 20, 2015Small Business

The Department of Veterans Affairs Proposes Amendments to Veteran-Owned Small Business Verification Program

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently proposed a rule that would amend its regulations governing the Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Verification Program. The amendments target the dual objectives of preventing fraud in the Veterans First Contracting Program (the “Program”), which is a small business set-aside eligibility verification program, and simplifying the Program verification process. ...›

October 19, 2015False Claims Act, Small Business

The False Claims Act Impact of DOJ’s Increased Focus on Small Business Programs and Certification Fraud

In 2014, the Small Business Administration (SBA) reported that almost a quarter of approximately $367 billion of eligible funding for small business contracting, or roughly $91.7 billion, was awarded to small businesses as prime contractor, exceeding the federal government’s goal. These latest numbers reflect a growing trend and mirror similarly strong numbers for fiscal year 2013. ...›

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October 13, 2015Small Business

The Small Business Administration Proposes a Rule to Provide Credit for Lower Tier Small Business Subcontracting

On October 6, 2015, the Small Business Administration (SBA) proposed a rule to implement Section 1614 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The proposed rule would amend the SBA regulations to allow a prime contractor with a subcontracting plan to receive credit towards its small business subcontracting goals for subcontract awards made to small business concerns at any tier. ...›