Reporting Alone Won't Stop Short-Changing Of Subcontractors

Law360, New York (July 17, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT) -- A new U.S. Small Business Administration rule requires contractors to report deviations from their small business subcontracting proposals, but attorneys say that transparency alone may not prevent big companies from leaving smaller partners out in the cold after they win a contract.

The rule, finalized Tuesday, implements a part of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 that seeks to prevent larger contractors from getting credit for including small business subcontractors in their bids and then backing out of tentative work-share agreements once the contract is...
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