Women Entrepreneurs: Solid Preparation Required If You Want to Qualify Under 8(a) Program

The purpose of the 8(a) program run by the federal Small Business Administration (SBA) is to help small companies owned and operated by socially and economically disadvantaged persons to develop their businesses. Companies that qualify under 8(a) have the advantage of certain preferences in government contracting. Under federal regulations for the program, businesses owned...

Bidders Beware: Follow the Government’s Rules or Risk Losing the Contract

Read any bid protest decision issued by the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) and you will see that the losers are frequently reminded of their responsibility to submit adequately written and affirmatively stated proposals that clearly and unambiguously demonstrate their strengths in the areas specified by the contracting agency. Even incumbent contractors who have...

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