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Change CFR 121.1101(b) SBA office of hearings and appeals

Your agency’s Office of Hearings and Appeals will not review an appeal where the contract has been awarded [13 C.F.R 121.1101(b)]. To correct the errors an SBA size determination in such a case the small business must proceed to Federal District Court (and incur additional legal expenses). In dismissing an appeal without review, the SBA lost accountability for its personnel who made the size determination and put additional ...more »

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Small Business Administration Proposed Rule.13 CFR Part 121; RIN

The $27.0 Million Size Standard and New Focus on Multiple Award Contract Vehicles. As the Federal Government moves toward awarding large-scale multiple award contracts while minimizing single award vehicles, businesses just surpassing size standards are forced to compete with much larger companies in order to secure these vehicles and maintain their business base. These vehicles have exceedingly high dollar thresholds ...more »

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FAR/DFAR

Spend more effort on removing regulations from the FAR/DFAR than the effort spent adding to them and trying to manage government contracts according to them. Have government agencies apply common sense and sound ethics vice the present level of reliance placed upon the FAR/DFAR driven bureaucracy.

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Effect of Size Standards on the Erosion of the Mid-Level Compani

Effect of Size Standards on the Erosion of the Mid-Level Companies. In recent years, mid-size firms, by virtue of being neither small enough nor large enough to successfully compete, have consistently and considerably seen their share of the market decline, according to Gregory Sanders et al.’s report Structure and Dynamics of the U.S. Federal Professional Services Industrial Base 1995-2009 (see figure 3-14, Sanders et ...more »

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Small Business Administration Proposed Rule.13 CFR Part 121; RIN

The $27.0 Million Size Standard and Past Performance Requirements. The majority of contracts in the Military Weapons exemption for NAICS Code 541330 code are so large that even though a firm may be considered “large” at 27.0 million, the firm often cannot meet the past performance requirements stipulated in Government Requests for Proposal (RFPs) which demand “contracts of similar size and scope.” Consequently, small ...more »

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