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Go small or go home: Understanding affiliation rules for set-aside contracts

Although small businesses are, by definition, small, federal government procurements set-aside for small business contractors are significant.

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For contractors, early 2022 is starting to look a bit too much like late 2021

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Bipartisan infrastructure bill would end a pandemic credit for small businesses

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SBA sees Biden executive orders as opportunity to increase equity in small business contracts

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Pentagon CMMC review aims to address small biz cost concerns, ‘restore trust’ in assessment processes

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, file photo, Isabella Casillas Guzman attends a Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship hearing to consider her nomination to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration on Capitol Hill, in Washington.  The new head of the Small Business Administration expects to make changes at the agency that she says will enable it to further help small companies devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.  (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via AP, Pool, File)

New SBA head plans changes at agency; focus now is COVID-19

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This research executive has done a lot to bring small businesses into the fold

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DoD stands up permanent program to give vendors access to top-tier secrets

The Special Access Program Corporate Portfolio Program, begun as a pilot in 2016, became permanent last month.

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SBA may be going too far trying to prevent PPP fraud

Businesses who took [Paycheck] Protection Plan money to tide them over through the early months of the pandemic have a reckoning. The Small Business Administration…

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FAR Council to implement new rule regarding reverse auctions

In today’s Federal Newscast, five years after the Office of Federal Procurement Policy issued guidance on reverse auctions, the Federal Acquisition Regulations Council is finally implementing it.

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