PilieroMazza Comments to RIN 3245-AG94, Proposed Rule on the Consolidation of Mentor Protégé Programs and Other Government Contracting Amendments

In its role as advocate to small businesses operating in the government contracting arena,  PilieroMazza  submitted comments to RIN 3245-AG94 , Consolidation of Mentor Protégé Programs and Other Government Contracting Amendments.

PilieroMazza Drafts Comments to RIN 3245-AG94, Proposed Rule on the Consolidation of Mentor Protégé Programs and Other Government Contracting Amendments

Comments to the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) proposed rule  are due on February 7th. In its role as advocate to small businesses operating in the government contracting arena,  PilieroMazza  prepared draft comments to the proposed rule. SBA and PilieroMazza encourage you to  submit comments  letting SBA know which provisions you support and which may present compliance challenges for you and your company. Please contact  Peter Ford  at  pford@pilieromazza.com  to share your thoughts on our comments before the February 7th submission deadline.

Comments Submitted in Response to RIN 2900-AQ21 – VA Acquisition Regulation: Competition Requirements

On April 2, 2019, PilieroMazza submitted comments on RIN 2900-AQ21—VA Acquisition Regulation: Competition Requirements. Includes our comments on: The amendments to VAAR 806.501 will be beneficial, but must be implemented correctly and should include other amendments. In our experiences, small businesses often are unsure of who to contact with small business-related concerns regarding a solicitation. Knowing exactly who to contact at VA and SBA will save time and allow small businesses access to resolve concerns with a solicitation, and may . . . Read More

Comments Submitted in Response to RIN 9000-AN35: Revision of Limitations on Subcontracting

On February 4, 2019, PilieroMazza submitted comments on RIN 3245-AG86, Proposed Rule National Defense Authorization Acts of 2016 and 2017, Recovery Improvements for Small Entities After Disaster Act of 2015, and Other Small Business Government Contracting. Includes our comments on: We Support the FAR Council’s Revisions to FAR 52.219-4, But This Clause Requires Further Modifications to Align with SBA’s Limitations on Subcontracting Rules for HUBZone Joint Ventures The FAR Council Should Propose Revisions to the HUBZone Price Evaluation Preference Clause . . . Read More

Comments Submitted in Response to RIN 3245-AG86—Proposed Rule on Small Business Government Contracting

On February 4, 2019, PilieroMazza submitted comments on RIN 3245-AG86, Proposed Rule National Defense Authorization Acts of 2016 and 2017, Recovery Improvements for Small Entities After Disaster Act of 2015, and Other Small Business Government Contracting. Includes our comments on: SBA’s Proposed Changes About Subcontracting Plans Provide Necessary Clarification SBA’s Contracting Preferences for Small Businesses in Disaster Areas Are Welcome SBA’s Clarification Regarding the Nonmanufacturer Rule and Information Technology Value Added Resellers Is Beneficial Setting Aside an Order Under a Multiple-Award . . . Read More

Comments Submitted in Response to RIN 2900-AQ24—VA Acquisition Regulation

On January 24, 2019, PilieroMazza submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in response to the proposed rule issued on November 29, 2018, RIN 2900-AQ24—VA Acquisition Regulation: Environment, Energy and Water Efficiency, Renewable Energy Technologies, Occupational Safety, and Drug-Free Workplace; Protection of Privacy and Freedom of Information; Other Socioeconomic Programs; and Contract Modifications.  Includes our comments on: VAAR Part 826 Will Be Beneficial, But It Needs Further Clarification The VAAR Must Fully Implement the Vets Act Priority for . . . Read More

Comments Submitted in Response to RIN 2900-AQ20—VA Acquisition Regulation: Contracting by Negotiation; Service Contracting

On September 7, 2018, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (“VA”) issued proposed rule , RIN 2900-AQ20—VA Acquisition Regulation: Contracting by Negotiation; Service Contracting. PilieroMazza submitted comments to the proposed rule on November 6, 2018. Our firm represents small businesses operating across the government contracting spectrum, and many of these companies are service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (“SDVOSBs”) verified to participate in VA’s “Veterans First Contracting Program.” In representing these firms and working with VA, we have received numerous comments from . . . Read More