SBA Suggests Three Pages or Fewer for Social Disadvantage Narratives–But Really?

SBA guidance on Certify.SBA.Gov suggests that an 8(a) Program applicant’s social disadvantage narrative should be “three pages or less.” While we are definitely in the habit of recommending small business contractors to follow SBA’s guidance most of the time, we simply cannot climb aboard the “three-page” ship. In fact, we have significant concerns that submitting a one to three page narrative could potential “sink” your 8(a) application (at a minimum, requiring you to make extensive and time-consuming revisions later on).

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Koprince Law LLC’s New 8(a) Program GovCon Handbook is Live!

Well folks, the wait is finally over! The Second Edition of our popular GovCon Handbook on the SBA’s 8(a) Program is live, and it’s available here. In this revised, updated, and expanded Handbook, Steven Koprince and I give you the run-down on all things 8(a) (and as always, we do so in plain English).

Whether you are considering applying to the 8(a) Program, in the midst of the application process, already years into your 8(a) Program term, or a recent graduate/non-8(a) entity hoping to team with an 8(a) company one of these days–this book is for you. It covers everything under the 8(a) sun, including:

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Event: SBA Training Webinar on 8(a) Joint Ventures

8(a) joint ventures are a powerful tool–both for non-8(a)s to participate in 8(a) contract opportunities and for 8(a) companies to gain valuable experience in their industries. But it is crucial that 8(a) joint ventures follow all of SBA’s requirements if they want to get (and keep) 8(a) awards.

Some of those requirements underwent significant revisions this past year. Join Shane McCall and me on February 9 for the SBA Training Webinar: 8(a) Joint Ventures, where we will discuss the ins and outs of 8(a) joint ventures and keep you up-to-date on all of SBA’s requirements.

Please register here. Hope to see you there!

New GovCon Handbook Arriving Soon! The 8(a) Program 2021 Edition

I’m so excited to announce that a new Koprince Law LLC GovCon Handbook entitled, The 8(a) Program, is coming soon! This handbook–complete with all the SBA’s important changes from the past couple years–was co-authored by myself and Steven Koprince. It will be published through Amazon in the coming weeks. And don’t worry, we will keep you updated on the publication date and how to reserve an advance copy.

If you are thinking about applying to the 8(a) Program, currently going through the application process, or have already been admitted–this is the book for you. This book provides guidance on every step of the process, in plain English. It can help you navigate the ins and outs of the 8(a) Program, and even assist you in utilizing the full extent of your 8(a) Program opportunities. Stay tuned for more details!