In 2016, the Small Business Administration (SBA) updated its regulations pertaining to limitations on subcontracting. Five years later, on August 11, 2021, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council finally followed suit by publishing two final rules that largely mirror the SBA’s rules. This is a welcome development for federal contractors, as the discrepancy between the
SBA Issues Annual Small Business Procurement Scorecard
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently issued its annual procurement scorecard showing how well federal agencies fared in Fiscal Year 2019 with respect to their small business and socio-economic prime contracting and subcontracting goals.
Of note, the SBA reports that 26.50% (or $132.9 billion) of the total federal contracting dollars spent by the government…
All Small Mentor-Protégé Program 2020 Mid-Year Report
The Small Business Administration (SBA) began accepting applications for the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program (ASMPP) in 2016 and has seen a surge in applications in each successive year.
Under the ASMPP, any small business – including 8(a) small businesses, Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) small businesses, veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (VOSB/SDVOSBs), woman-owned and…
SBA Clarifies HUBZone Employee Residency Requirements
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently published a list of frequently asked questions (with the SBA’s answers) about recent changes to the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (or HUBZone) program, which is a program for small federal contractors that operate and employ people in HUBZones. Among the more notable recent changes to the…