SmallGovCon Week In Review: September 26-30, 2022

Happy Friday! It’s football season and we couldn’t be more excited about how our Kansas teams are starting the season. This weekend’s match-ups are set to be exciting ones and our fall weather is proving to be perfect for getting out there and cheering on our favorite teams. We hope you can get out and enjoy a game or two this weekend.

Here are some noteworthy happenings in federal government contracting to peruse, this weekend, as well, including some updates on a potential government shutdown. Enjoy!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: September 19-23, 2022

Happy Friday, Readers. We have had some contrasting weather conditions here in Kansas, this week. One day we are at 100 degrees and the next day we are in the 60’s. You know what they say in Kansas? If you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute and it will change. That has certainly been true this week. I think I speak for all of us, when I say that the cooler temperatures of fall are a welcome change from the hot and dry conditions we have experienced throughout the summer.

We hope you are able to get out an enjoy the weather in your neck of the woods this weekend. Here are a few articles we thought were particularly interesting concerning federal government contracting this week, including extension for the SBIR program, more Polaris solicitation drops, and inflation’s effects on contractors. Have a wonderful weekend!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: September 12-16, 2022

Happy Friday, Readers! Our weather here in Kansas has decided it’s not quite ready to be cooler for Fall just yet. You can bet though, when it does, it will decide abruptly. I’m taking my family on a camping trip this weekend to extend summer just a bit longer. Hope you are able to enjoy a great weekend with your family and friends.

Along the way, enjoy this roundup of the latest federal contracting news, including the new DoD deviations on flexibility in the face of inflation and SAM registration delays. Have a great weekend.

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SDVOSB Owner Avoids Brewing Up Trouble with a Second Job

In a recent SBA decision, SBA’s judges had the opportunity to review three different simultaneous challenges to whether a service-disabled veteran controlled a SDVOSB. Because there were three different challenges reviewed at once, SBA took a deep dive into the SDVOSB certification standards around the requirement of control of a SDVOSB. With such a deep dive, SBA provided some explanations of SDVOSB control concepts that could be helpful to contactors looking to certify or re-certify as an SDVOSB. In these cases, a SDVSOB owner had a second job, and job experience in a different field, but SBA found the owner had the necessary control over the SDVOSB to remain certified.

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: August 22-26, 2022

Happy Friday, Readers. I hope this has been a productive week for you. We have been very busy here at SmallGovCon moving into the fall season. Living in a college town always brings a sense of energy and excitement as the students return for the fall semester.

The SBA made announcements this week about a new webinar series they are launching concerning the challenges of inflation on small businesses as well as a new program addressing cybersecurity infrastructure. You can read more about that, as well as other federal government news, in the articles we have included below. Have a great weekend!

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Back to Basics: SBA’s Mentor-Protégé Program

One of the biggest gamechangers among Federal Contracting programs is the SBA’s Mentor Protégé Program. It provides an avenue for small businesses and large businesses to work together where they otherwise may not have been able to previously, helps federal contractors develop their companies, and can provide protection from affiliation. However, in order for businesses to take advantage of this program, the relationship between the mentor and protégé businesses must meet certain requirements. This entry in SmallGovCon’s Back to Basics series will provide a quick overview of some of the requirements and important areas for contractors to remember if they are considering participating in the SBA’s Mentor-Protégé Program.

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: August 15-19, 2022

Happy Friday, Readers. I wanted to send another thank you to Carter Merkle, Berbon Hamilton, and all the other folks who made the ICBS Show 2022 such a great experience. There were some informative speakers and a great opportunity for networking. I was very pleased to be able to speak about local opportunities related to the infrastructure law. Hope you have a nice weekend and enjoy the Week In Review.

This week saw some interesting federal contracting stories, including new deadlines for GSA MACs, working with agency small business offices, and a spotlight on OCIs.

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