Earlier this month, the GSA announced a new Unique Entity Identifier Standard for Federal awards management. The new standard will go into effect December 2020. It will replace the current DUNS number system as the official identifier for all businesses contracting with the U.S. Federal Government. This should make registering to do business with the federal government a little easier, but the proof will be in the roll-out.Continue reading
The General Services Administration is conducting market research for its planned consolidation of the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program. Earlier this month, GSA publicly announced the new single solicitation format, including streamlined terms and conditions, and its intention to collect feedback from government contractors in the industry. According to GSA, the consolidation is part of its two-year modernization process for the program that began in November of 2018. The consolidated MAS solicitation is scheduled for release later this year. And if you have concerns or suggestions for GSA on this significant consolidation, there is still time for your input.Continue reading
I am happy to announce that Gregory Weber has joined the great team of attorney-authors here at SmallGovCon. Greg is an associate attorney with Koprince Law LLC, where his practice focuses on federal government contracts law.
Before joining the team, Greg worked on federal and state regulatory compliance as a corporate officer for the nation’s largest home health and hospice company. Check out Greg’s full biography to learn more about our newest author, and don’t miss his first SmallGovCon post on size protests of task orders.
Recently, a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship called for increased small business participation in federal contracts during a hearing on the SBA’s contracting programs. Senator Ben Cardin based his concern on a recent report showing that the number of small businesses with federal contracts was at a 10-year low.Continue reading
SBA recently provided testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship. Senator Marco Rubio called the hearing to address, among other things, why the “SBA has refused to follow the Runway Extension Act.” (We have wondered the same thing.)Continue reading
Matt has been with the firm since shortly after it opened. Since then, he has worked tirelessly on behalf of government contractors, representing them in a wide variety of legal matters. Matt has spoken at industry events across the country, written many great posts on SmallGovCon, and recently co-authored our GovCon Handbook on Debriefings and Bid Protests.
Beyond his sterling resume, Matt’s an all-around good person (notwithstanding his unfortunate choice of college basketball teams in the North Carolina Tar Heels). He embodies the values of ethics and professionalism that are central to our firm’s work. Congratulations, Matt!