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  July 03, 2019 SBA Finally Proposes a Regulation to Harmonize Its Receipts-Based Size Standards with the Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018 On June 24, 2019, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) finally proposed a regulation which would harmonize its receipts-based size standard regulation with the Congressional directive of the Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018 (SBREA).    January 18, 2019 What Congress Giveth to Small Business, the SBA Says Not So Fast In our December 26, 2018 blog post, we addressed the Small Business Recovery Extension Act of 2018, by which Congress extended to five years the lookback period for averaging receipts in determining small business size under revenue based NAICS codes.   December 26, 2018 Congress' Holiday Gift To Small Businesses - Two Years For many businesses, the transition from being a “small business concern” to an “other than small” concern can be traumatic, not unlike the neophyte daredevil being shot out of a circus cannon and hoping that there will be a soft landing at the other end. Without the small business benefits like set-asides, joint venture and mentor protégé arrangements, and the lighter regulatory compliance burdens, the challenges for a company increase substantially. When one adds on the need to confront the harsher open competition environment with larger competitors that may no longer view the emerging entity with a welcoming attitude, the challenge may become overwhelming for some.   June 21, 2018 What To Do When The OFCCP Comes Knocking If you are a member of the government contracting community, you probably have some familiarity with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), an arm of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).   February 09, 2018 Risky Business of the False Claims Act, Part II – What Your Business Needs to Know About the FCA & How You Might Encounter It In Part I of our False Claims Act (FCA) blog series, we examined the evolution of the FCA and why some understanding of its parameters is important to businesses engaged in, among others, the government contracts, medical, financial services and senior housing sectors.   October 26, 2017 Williams Mullen Launches GovCon Perspectives Podcast   October 24, 2017 Navigating the State and Local Public Procurement Process in Virginia If your company has a contract (or hopes to win a contract) with a public body in the Commonwealth of Virginia, then you likely are aware of the dominant role the Virginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA) will play in the public body’s decision.   October 17, 2017 Recent ITAR Case Sends Important Message to Small/Midsized Government Contractors A State Department ITAR enforcement case announced last week involving a supplier of military spare parts sends a valuable message to small and mid-sized government contractors of every type.   October 16, 2017 Are Changes Coming to Federal Government Contract Debriefings? In the world of government contracts, there are lots of rules and regulations that must be followed. Some apply to the contractor, and some apply to the government.    October 11, 2017 No Company is an Island – Part 2: Joint Ventures and Affiliation Last time on “No Company is an Island,” we addressed the ways that the traditional prime-subcontractor relationship can result in a determination that two teaming partners are affiliated and, as a result, not a small business qualified to receive a set-aside award.