Small Business Size Standards – Affiliated Companies

  The Small Business Administration (SBA) determines size standards based on North American Industrial Classicization Codes (NAICS). Size standards vary by industry and NAICS code, so if … [Read more...]

Set-Asides and Sole Source Awards – Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

  Set-Asides for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) A procurement may be set-aside for a SDVOSB business when: The Contracting Officer can reasonably expect to … [Read more...]

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...]