Contractors Slam SBA Small-Business Size Rule

Law360, New York (June 21, 2011, 6:32 PM EDT) -- In public comments submitted ahead of a deadline last week, contractors blasted the U.S. Small Business Administration's proposed revisions to small-business size standards, particularly its plan to expand small-business eligibility to architecture firms with annual revenue up to $19 million.

The SBA published the proposed rule in March, updating its small-business size standards for 36 industries that provide professional, scientific and technical services to the government. The size standards, based on either annual revenue, as in the current rule, or by number of employees, determine what...
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