New Rules Governing Size Recertifications for Small Businesses – What You Need to Know Before Entering Into a Joint Venture

Recently published in Set-Aside Alert,  click here to download article . On October 2, 2013, the SBA published its final rule amending the regulations pertaining to its policies and procedures for setting aside, partially setting aside, and reserving Multiple Award Contracts for small business concerns.  See 78 Fed. Reg. 61114 (Oct. 2, 2013).  This final rule formalizes many of the SBA’s policies regarding when a small business must recertify its size for a multiple award or long-term contract.  See 13 C.F.R. § 121.404 (effective Dec. . . . Read More

SBA Issues Final Rules on the Use of Set-Asides for Multiple Award Contracts

On October 2, 2013, SBA issued its long-anticipated final rule addressing the use of set-asides on multiple award contracts and clarifying the regulations on bundling and contract consolidation. The final rule implements sections of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. SBA had issued a proposed rule on these issues in May 2012, and solicited comments. Likewise, DOD, GSA, and NASA published an interim rule in November 2011 providing agencies with initial guidance regarding the use of set-asides on multiple . . . Read More