On September 9, 2022, the Small Business Administration (SBA) published a proposed rule that would make many significant changes to SBA’s 8(a) program requirements, the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and HUBZone programs, subcontracting, protests, and more. Public comments on SBA’s proposals are due by November 8, 2022. Government contractors that participate in any of SBA’s small business programs should take note of the proposed changes and consider whether to address them through public comment.

There is a lot to unpack in this far-reaching proposed rulemaking. PilieroMazza’s Government Contracts Group is actively analyzing the various proposals, and we’ll be releasing a series of blog articles on different aspects of the proposed rule over the coming weeks. The series will include blogs addressing SBA’s proposals for:

  • the 8(a) program;
  • subcontracting;
  • protests; and
  • the WOSB program, the HUBZone program, nonmanufacturer rule waivers, joint ventures, and more.

Stay tuned for the first installments of this blog series soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions about this major new SBA rulemaking or would like to share your comments on any of SBA’s proposals, please contact Jon Williams, Chair of PilieroMazza’s Government Contracts Group, at [email protected].