House Members Introduce Contract Bundling Bill

February 9, 2012

On Feb. 8, 2012, Chairman Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) introduced the Contractor Opportunity Protection (COP) Act of 2012 (H.R. 4081), which seeks to, among other things: ·         Clarify statutory limits on federal agency bundling, ·         Create a third party arbiter (either the SBA or a third...


House Introduces Federal Contracting Bills

February 1, 2012

Yesterday, House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves introduced two pieces of legislation that will help to bolster federal contracting opportunities and advocacy efforts for small businesses within the federal agencies. On the subject of federal contracting, Chairman Graves introduced the Government Efficiency through Small Business Contracting Act of 2012...


SBA Final Rule to Address Contract Bundling

November 1, 2011

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently published a final rule implementing various regulatory changes made by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. The rule is effective on Nov. 28, 2011, unless the agency receives “significant adverse comment” by Nov. 14, in which case it will publish a withdrawal of the...


Feds Just Shy of Small-Biz Contracting Goal

June 28, 2011

The U.S. government awarded 22.7 percent of federal contracting dollars to small businesses in Fiscal Year 2010 (Oct. 1, 2009 – Sept. 30, 2010), according to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) fifth annual small business procurement scorecard. While this represents the largest single year increase in more than five...