The old expression is “For want of a nail, the kingdom was lost.” For want of a signature, this claim was lost.
A recent decision by the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) demonstrates an advantage in appealing a North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code designation for a procurement with a small-business set-aside.
During the last months of 2016, a number of new rules became effective that may affect government contracts. This post summarizes those new rules and tells you where to find additional information.
On August 24, 2016, the new rule establishing an expanded mentor-protégé program of the Small Business Administration (SBA) took effect. Formerly, the mentor-protégé program was limited to participants in the SBA 8(a) program, which is only available to businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. The new program expands the mentor-protégé program to—