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  1. GAO Calls for More Vigorous Enforcement Actions by OFCCP

    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report calling on the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) to more vigorously enforce federal contractor nondiscrimination compliance. Specifically, OFCCP is charged with ensuring federal contractor compliance with …

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  2. The Impact of Kingdomware on Task Order Set-Asides

    By now, most lawyers and individuals active in the Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) and Service Disabled (SDVOSB) community are aware of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Kingdomware Techs. Inc., v. United States, 136 S.Ct. 1969 (June …

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  3. Real World Business Contracts – Key “Do’s & Don’ts”

    An exciting moment for any entrepreneur is reaching an agreement with regard to providing deliverables or services to a customer or receiving same from a vendor.  You have had discussions with your counterpart and exchanged a few emails to reach …

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  4. The Small Business Administration’s New Recertification Rule

    A small business concern that certified as small at the time it submitted its initial proposal, including price, is considered small for the life of a set-aside contract even if the concern subsequently grows to be “other than small.”  This …

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  5. Small Business Mentor-Protégé Program

    On July 25, 2016, the U.S. Small Business Administration published its long-awaited final rule implementing a Small Business Mentor-Protégé Program.  This program is in addition to and not a substitute for SBA’s existing Section 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Program.  SBA’s existing Section …

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  6. Teaming Agreement Tips and Tricks

    If you are a small business, most likely you will first encounter a teaming agreement when you’ve been asked to be a proposed subcontractor for a procurement.  You will asked to sign a teaming agreement drafted by the proposed prime.  …

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  7. Supreme Court Rules in favor of VOSBs and SDVOSBs

    The Supreme Court recently issued a decision in Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States which will have the result of increasing the number of opportunities Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs) will have …

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  8. Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors

    Businesses are not infrequently subjected to competing and often unclear legal rules.  Take, for example, the independent contractor versus employee classification morass.  Sophisticated Fortune 500 companies find themselves just as frustrated as small businesses in trying to comply with the …

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  9. SBA Issues New Rule on Limitations on Subcontracting

    On May 31, 2016 the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued regulations implementing certain provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2013.  One of the key provisions in the new rule addresses “Limitations on Subcontracting.”  Contracting Officers must …

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