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Devon Hewitt, partner in Protorae Law’s Government Contracts practice, was interviewed by Bloomberg BNA for an October 13th article about the recent National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (H.R. 1735) small business contracting changes regarding joint ventures and teaming arrangements.

The defense bill, which  is said to help ensure small businesses receive proper consideration when joint venturing or teaming, will require agencies to evaluate the qualifications of all joint venture and team members.

Ms. Hewitt commented that the new provision, however, only applies to awards involving bundled or consolidated contracts and indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contracts above the bundling threshold. It’s “not a giant leap for mankind” said Ms. Hewitt, but is a “step in the right direction.”