Tag Archives: small business

GSA Officials Preview Potential $10B OASIS Contract; Jim Ghiloni Comments

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General Services Administration officials met with federal contractors Thursday at an industry forum to preview an upcoming professional services contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, Washington Technology reports. Mark Hoover writes the Professional Services Council, the Coalition for Government Procurement, TechAmerica and ACT/IAC sponsored the event, which …

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Profile: Andre Gudger, DoD Small Business Programs Office Director

Andre Gudger is director of the Defense Department’s Small Business Programs Office, where since March 2011 he has served as principal adviser and staff to the defense secretary on small business-related matters. According to the department, he spent 17 years in the defense, intelligence and investment banking industries prior to …

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SBA Asks for Clarity on Small Biz R&D Regulation

The Small Business Administration recently asked the Federal Acquisition Regulation Council to clear up a regulation regarding small business set aside awards for research and development, Fierce Government reports. According to David Perera’s report, the simplified threshold for setting aside R&D contracts for small businesses is currently $150,000. In an …

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Rep. Sam Graves Wants Small Biz Contract Reforms in 2013 Defense Act

Lawmakers pushed for small business contracting reforms this week in order to improve smaller firms’ ability to compete for Defense Department contracts, Washington Technology reports. House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-Mo.) proposed reforms to the defense authorization bill during the House Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday, including raising …

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SBA Adjusts Small Business Revenue Standards

The Small Business Administration issued a final ruling Friday that adjusts the agency’s standards in determining what revenue sizes constitute small businesses. In a Federal Register notice, the SBA said it is increasing 37 small business standards for 34 industries and three sub-industries. SBA will continue to review size standards …

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