Small-Business Set-Asides – Limits on Subcontracting

If a contract is a small business set-aside, the small business must perform a certain percentage of the work themselves - Federal Acquisitions limit how much of the work can be subcontracted. FAR … [Read more...]

What is a Set-Aside Code?

  Under the Small Business Act, federal agencies conduct a variety of procurements that are reserved partially or totally for small business participation. See FAR Part 19 for more … [Read more...]

Veteran-Owned Certification – Top 10 Reasons for Denial

Your business may clearly be veteran-owned, but many applications are denied because of failure to establish control in decision-making and day-to-day management of the business. The veteran-owner … [Read more...]

Am I a Small Business? Yes!… No!…. Maybe!….Sometimes!

It sounds like a simple question, but like so much in life, and particularly when it comes to doing business with the federal government, the answer can be more complicated than you might … [Read more...]

GSA to Add New ‘VIP Verified Veteran Vendor ‘Icon

GSA and the Dept. of Veterans Affairs are teaming up to make it easier for buyers to find Veteran-owned small businesses on GSA Advantage. Veteran-Owned and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small … [Read more...]

FY16 Small Business Set-Aside Goals – A Mixed Bag

The federal government’s goal is to set-aside 23% of eligible contracting dollars to all types of small businesses.  They also set specific goals for woman, veteran, disadvantaged and Hub-Zone small … [Read more...]