About the Blog

Thank you for visiting SmallGovCon!  Please browse the site, comment on posts of interest, and feel free to contact me if you have questions about anything posted.

- Steven Koprince

What is SmallGovCon?

SmallGovCon is a blog providing legal news, notes and commentary of interest to small government contractors.  Primary coverage includes the size appeal decisions of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Hearings and Appeals (known as SBA OHA) and the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s bid protest decisions.

WashingtonIn addition, SmallGovCon covers legislative developments, administrative matters (such as fines levied on “bad boy” contractors) and federal court decisions.  Occasionally, I take a break from legalese to discuss other topics near and dear to my heart, such as my sure-fire tips for your upcoming fantasy football draft, the inherent greatness of the Kansas Jayhawks mens’ basketball team, and my unbiased opinion that my daughter is the cutest kid on the planet.

Does SmallGovCon Cover all SBA OHA and GAO Decisions?

No.  Although I write about many SBA OHA size appeal decisions and GAO bid protest decisions, I do not cover them all.  Instead, I pick and choose which ones to cover, based on what I think will be of most interest to readers.

I may cover a decision because it illustrates an important point of law or because it signals a change in existing law, for instance. On the other hand, I may ignore a highly-contested case because it does not cover any new ground.  If your favorite SBA or GAO decision (and who doesn’t have one?) was left out, you can always contact me to lodge a complaint.

How Can I Find Relevant Posts?

Like most blogs, SmallGovCon is organized in reverse chronological order, with the most recent posts appearing first.  However, if you’re only interested in my posts on the service-disabled veteran-owned small business program, or my rhapsodies about KU victories, you can use the site’s handy search function to find them.

Can I Write for SmallGovCon?

If you have something interesting to say about government contracts, feel free to contact me to discuss the possibility of a guest post.  Yes, your name, company name, and contact information will be displayed with your guest post, allowing readers to reach out directly to you.  No, I will not accept your post if it consists of blatant marketing, rather than government contracts news or commentary.

Why Haven’t You Answered My Legal Question?

SmallGovCon is designed to provide educational legal news and commentary to the small government contracting community.  Although I hope that the posts will lead to comment and discussion (and encourage you to post your comments for individual articles), I do not provide answers to specific legal questions for non-clients–including “follow up” on topics discussed on the blog.  If you are interested in becoming a client of our firm, please contact me.