Small Business Administration

Practical Implications of DoD $100 Million 8(a) Sole-Source Threshold IncreaseWe recently wrote about the Department of Defense (DoD) amendment to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to increase the threshold for requiring defense contracting agencies to issue sole-source justifications to companies participating in the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) program. The amendment – DFARS 206.303-1 – increased the DoD threshold from $22 million

DoD Formally Increases 8(a) Sole-Source Threshold to $100 MillionThe Department of Defense (DoD) recently issued a formal amendment to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to increase the threshold for requiring contracting agencies to issue sole-source justifications of federal contract awards to companies participating in the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) program.  The amendment increases the threshold from $22 million to $100 million.

New 8(a) BD Program Requirements Effective July 15, 2020As we noted previously, the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) final rule updating the qualification requirements for the 8(a) Business Development (BD) Program will go into effect on July 15, 2020. Importantly, for individuals considering the 8(a) BD Program, the final rule will increase thresholds for qualifying as “economically disadvantaged” and remove prior distinctions between