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  1. Aldevra, Chapter II

    Last month I posted a bit on the Government Accountability Office’s decision in Aldevra.   The case raised an interesting issue:  do the Veterans First Contracting Program rules trump  the “required sources of supply” rules?  Specifically, Aldevra argued that before …

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  2. New Proposal on Executive Compensation

    In a blog post earlier this week, I discussed Obama’s proposal to lower the cap on the amount of executive compensation for which contractors can see reimbursement under their cost contracts.  Obama’s proposal is to lower the cap to $200,000, …

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  3. SBA Awards Grants Under Its Small Business Teaming Pilot Program

    On September 23, the Small Business Administration announced the awardees of grants made by the agency under a pilot program designed to aid small business government contractors. The grant was authorized by the Small Business Jobs Act passed last Fall. …

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  4. Veterans Small Business Verification

    Monday of this week the Washington Post featured an article on the Department of Veterans Affairs “Veterans First” Contracting Program.  The article focused on the VA’s verification process and how that process has led to the rejection of 70% of …

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  5. Unconditional Ownership and Control of a Veteran-Owned Small Business

    A small business may only participate in the VA’s Veterans First Contracting Program if it demonstrates that it is unconditionally owned and controlled by a veteran or service-disabled veteran.  It is the “unconditional” aspect of the ownership and control requirement …

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