VA Issues Fiscal Year 2017 Small Business Goals

Jun 15, 2017

Small Business Contracting Goals for “Manageable Spend” On May 25, 2017, with only 128 days remaining in Fiscal Year 2017, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs issued VA’s Fiscal Year 2017 small business goals.  This is actually an improvement over when the Fiscal Year 2014 goals were issued with only 38 days remaining in the fiscal… Read more »


America’s Continuing Independent Contractor Conundrum

Jun 7, 2017

Employees are expensive. It’s little surprise market forces incentivize companies to search for a way to get the same work out of people without paying for holidays, accommodating disabilities, and paying overtime, among countless other requirements. Imagine if you could save all this money within the law and avoid the risk of employment discrimination lawsuits…. Read more »


Fixed Costs for Rental Space Survives Challenge

Jun 5, 2017

Recently, in the matter of SK Hart Properties LLC, the unsuccessful incumbent contractor for the General Services Administration’s office in Salt Lake City protested the Agency’s decision to use a “fixed tenant improvement allowance.” At its heart, the contractor submitted it does not need the full amount listed for improvements in the solicitation for the… Read more »


Too Small For Contractor Purchasing System Review? You’re Still at Risk!

May 31, 2017

You are still at risk of Government oversight/review even if you fall below the threshold for the Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR).1 While, CPSR is a total business system review, there is a series of other Government activities that will look into your procurement business processes. Some of these other activities include; proposal analysis, interim… Read more »


Photo Finish Bid Decision Survives Protest

May 16, 2017

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In its May decision, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) denied a bid protest despite agreement the contract award was all but a tossup in the end.