Jon Williams, partner in our Government Contracts and Small Business practice groups, will be the featured speaker at the SYNNEX Corporation’s Diversity Partner event in Charleston, SC on February 27, 2019. He will be providing an update on the Federal Small Business Programs discussing recent legislative and regulatory changes impacting government contractors.
February 11-13, 2019
Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center
Visit PilieroMazza at the TRIAD and 8(a) Association's Annual Small Business Conferences next week.
In the Exhibit Hall at Booth 503
TRIAD Breakout Session - Small Business Fables
Monday at 3:00 with Megan Connor
8(a) Breakout Session - Strategies for Growth: Acquiring a Small Business with Federal Contract Assets
Wednesday at 1:45 with Cy Alba
We submitted our comments on the U.S. Small Business Administration’sroposed rule on amendments to its regulations to implement several provisions of the National Defense Authorization Acts of 2016 and 2018 and the Recovery Improvements for Small Entities After Disaster Act of 2015 (“RISE Act”), as well as other clarifying amendments. 83 Fed. Reg. 62516. Our firm represents small businesses and their teaming and joint venture partners operating across the government contracting spectrum. Although many of SBA’s proposed changes are welcome to the small business contracting community, we believe that several of the proposed rules will create confusion and compliance challenges for small business contractors. Read our full comments here.
SBA has already issued a thorough body of regulations dealing with the limitations on subcontracting, and SBA has the authority under the Small Business Act to mandate the level of performance by prime contractors on small business set-aside contracts. Therefore, SBA’s regulations represent the appropriate standard for the limitations on subcontracting, and we agree with the FAR Council’s efforts to conform the FAR with SBA’s rules. However, as discussed in our comments, we believe the proposed FAR clauses require further revisions to ensure they are consistent with the existing SBA regulations. Read our full comments here.