A new SBA regulation clarifies that size protests cannot be filed by offerors outside the competitive range, or those otherwise deemed non-responsive or
Independent contractors are subcontractors, not employees, for purposes of compliance with the limitations on subcontracting, according to a recent SBA rule.
The limitations on subcontracting for federal contracts will change significantly as the result of an SBA final rule taking effect on June 30, 2016.
An agency cannot reject an offeror for proposing too-low of a price unless the solicitation specifically contemplates a price realism evaluation.
SBA size protests must be filed directly with the relevant Contracting Officer; the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals lacks jurisdiction over size protests.
A protester challenging an awardee’s compliance with the FAR’s limitation on subcontracting faces an uphill battle.
An 8(a) mentor-protege joint venture did not qualify for an SDVOSB set-aside contract because the mentor firm was a large business, according to SBA OHA.