November 22, 2019

For many small businesses, forming a joint venture ("JV") can be a great way to compete for larger government contracts.  Indeed, combining technical capabilities or past performance can unlock revenue for JV members.  Yet, with all of the upside, there are some issues that can be particularly troublesome. 

As noted in an earlier post, one area that can be particularly thorny for small business JV's is facility security clearances.  But, the rosebush d...

October 2, 2019

Today, the Department of Defense ("DoD"), General Services Administration ("GSA"), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ("NASA") have published a proposed rule to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation ("FAR") to provide limitations on the use of lowest price technically acceptable ("LPTA") source selection procedures. 

Notably, this rule comes on the heels of DoD's recent final rule (discussed here) amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement ("DFARS"), whic...

June 24, 2019

ALERT M|E: Today (6/24), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) published a proposed rule to modify its method for calculating average annual receipts used to prescribe its receipts-based size standards. The proposed rule changes the lookback period from a 3-year averaging period to a 5-year averaging period.

As many small business contractors are aware, on December 17, 2018, the president signed the Small Business Runway Extension Act, Public Law 115-324, which amended the Small Business...

May 31, 2019

On May 31, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued a proposed rule to implement section 852 of the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (Pub. L. 115-232) by amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide accelerated payments to small business contractors and subcontractors.

"Specifically, section 852 requires DoD, to the fullest extent permitted by law, to establish an accelerated payment date for small business contractors, with a goal of 15 days a...

May 14, 2019

Today, May 14, the Small Business Administration published a proposed rule to require certification of Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (EDWOSB) participating in the section 8(m) WOSB Program.

A few notable items include:

– certification applies to only those businesses who want to compete for set-aside or sole source contracts under the 8(m) Program

– SBA will provide an electronic application process (free)

– third-par...

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Welcome to GovConJudicata an informational blog/website focusing on government contracts issues, including bid protests (e.g., GAO, COFC), claims, disputes, SBA matters, compliance, regulatory, and cyber (e.g., DFARS, NIST SP 800-171, CMMC).

GovConJudicata is published by Joshua Duvall, managing partner at Matross Edwards, a law firm providing government contracts and cybersecurity legal services to small and mid-sized businesses.

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