Top SmallGovCon Posts of 2021

2021 was a big year for many reasons, among them the continued COVID-19 pandemic and the government’s responses to the pandemic, including the various vaccine mandates and lawsuits challenging those mandates. But there were also lower-profile changes and updates to the federal contracting world. Below, I’ll explore the posts that were most popular in 2021, along with the posts first published in 2021 that were popular this year.

Most Popular Posts Read in 2021

The top posts from the last year were some perennial favorites. These are the posts that people read again and again. No surprise, people are interested in the basics like purchasing thresholds,, and sole-source awards. But there was still some interest in PPP loans and the contractor vaccine mandate.

In addition, readers were interested in small business issues: veteran and HUBZone certifications, as well as joint ventures. Those are important programs for small businesses to enhance their chances of going after contracts.

  1.  FAR Final Rule: Increased Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds
  2.  FedBizOpps is Almost Gone
  3.  DOD: Sole-Source Contracts up to $100 Million Don’t Need Justification
  4.  “In Scope” vs. “Out of Scope” Modifications: GAO Explains The Difference
  5.  What Happens When a Company Takes a PPP Loan it Doesn’t Need?
  6.  Five Things You Should Know: Registering in
  7.  5 Things You Should Know: SDVOSBs and VOSBs
  8.  Contractor Vaccine Mandate: What About Work-From-Home Employees?
  9.  5 Things You Should Know: HUBZone Program (The Basics)
  10.  5 Things You Should Know: Joint Ventures

Most Popular Posts Published in 2021

Here are the top 5 most read posts that were published in 2021. As expected, the most popular post was about the contractor vaccine mandate. Our attorneys received a lot of questions and presented at multiple webinars on this topic. It was definitely on the minds of federal contractors in 2021.

But some posts were not about the vaccine mandate. These included items about teaming arrangements and the 8(a) Program. Even with all of the ramifications from the pandemic, the federal government is still buying a lot of services, and readers want to position themselves well to go after those contracts.

  1. Contractor Vaccine Mandate: What About Work-From-Home Employees?
  2. 5 Things You Should Know: Past Performance of Subcontractors, Joint Venture Partners & Affiliates
  3. 5 Things to Know About an 8(a) Bona Fide Place of Business
  4. Five Things You Should Know: Common Misconceptions about the Contractor Vaccine Mandate
  5. House-Passed 2022 NDAA Raises Small Business Goal to 25% and Increases SDVOSB, HUBZone, SDB and WOSB Goals

We at SmallGovCon look forward to bringing you all the greatest federal contracting insights in 2022!

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