Small Business Programs & Advisory Services

House Proposes Broader Application of “VA Rule of Two” to Close Kingdomware Loophole

June 22, 2017
By Samuel S. Finnerty
On June 6, 2017, a bipartisan pair of lawmakers introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives, H.R. 2781, known as the Ensuring Veteran Enterprise Participation in Strategic Sourcing Act (“Bill”), which, if passed, would have a significant impact on how the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) administers the Veterans First Contracting Program (“Vets First”) and specifically—the “Rule of Two.”
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Avoiding Common Subcontracting Pitfalls

June 6, 2017
By Ambika J. Biggs
Companies often team together to bid on government procurements in order to boost their chances of being awarded contracts and, if awarded the contracts, to provide greater support to the government than they may be able to provide on their own...
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House Bill Would Limit Credit for Small Businesses Falling into Multiple Socioeconomic Categories

May 31, 2017
By Julia Di Vito
A recent bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives seeks to amend the Small Business Act to limit the way agencies take credit for contracting with small businesses that fall into several socioeconomic categories. H.R. 2362, known as the Assuring Contracting Equity Act of 2017, was introduced on May 4, 2017 and would, if passed, add a provision titled “Limitation on Number of Categories for which a Small Business May Qualify.”...
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DOT’s DBE Program Helps Promote Growth

May 23, 2017
By Jacqueline K. Unger
The U.S. Department of Transportation (“DOT”) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (“DBE”) Program provides opportunities for small businesses, owned and controlled by...
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Navigating Your DBE Certification

May 15, 2017
By Jacqueline K. Unger
The Department of Transportation’s (“DOT”) Disadvantage Business Enterprise (“DBE”) program is not as well-known as the Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) 8(a) and...
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