Topic Archives: Small Business

Small Business
August 4, 2016Small Business

New Opportunities for All: SBA Expands the Small Business Mentor Protégé Programs

On July 25, 2016, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) released a much-anticipated Small Business Mentor Protégé Programs Final Rule that created a new expanded mentor-protégé program, modeled on the existing 8(a) mentor-protégé program, open to all categories of small businesses. Contractors have been waiting for this change – one of the most significant in recent years – since Congress authorized the expansion of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013. ...›

small business
July 20, 2016Health Care, Small Business

GSA Guidance Post-Kingdomware: The “Rule of Two” Does Not Apply To All Federal Supply Schedule Task and Delivery Orders

In a recent article, we speculated that Kingdomware Techs., Inc. v. United States would have broader implications for small business set-aside requirements under General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedules (FSS). The article highlights the split between the Kingdomware decision and GSA’s longstanding position that ...›

Small Business
July 13, 2016Health Care, Small Business

Kingdomware: Broader Than SCOTUS Intended?

In a unanimous opinion overturning the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) must consider whether two veteran-owned small businesses (VOSBs) can perform a proposed contract before issuing a solicitation. ...›

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 ...›

Small Business
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. ...›