The federal government has a robust system for challenging and appealing procurement decisions, but it is subject to many strict rules and procedures.Read More
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This issue generates a lot of confusion among government contractors who wonder if they can leverage their designation as a small or disadvantaged business to win a set-aside award and then simply pass most or all of the work through to a subcontractor who is larger and more experienced.Read More
The regulatory definition of what qualifies as a “small business” eligible for certain assistance and preferences, including set-aside contracts, depends largely on the nature of the firm’s work.Read More
Casual observers of the federal contracting process often refer to the term “8(a)” as shorthand for a variety of different set-aside categories. But in reality, the 8(a) designation really only comprises a subset of the types of historically disadvantaged firms that can benefit from set-asides.Read More
Government Contracts with federal agencies are governed by a very complex and often Byzantine set of rules, procedures, and contractual provisions.Read More