SBA Issues Annual Small Business Procurement ScorecardThe 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

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

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