New SBA Rulings On Size-Status for Small Business Contractors – Law360

The U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration

Read the full original story here.

Law360 (March 5, 2020, 2:03 PM EST) — The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Hearings and Appeals recently issued a pair of decisions that highlight an important message for all companies competing for government contracts, specifically those set aside for small businesses.

Because the SBA generally determines an offeror’s size status as of the date of the self-certification included in its proposal, certain actions taken after that date to mitigate any perceived affiliation will not offset an adverse size determination. The SBA’s current rulemaking continues this approach, so small business contractors should make every effort to comply with relevant size standards prior to their …