A Call For Clarification Of SBA, FAR Recertification Rules

Law360, New York (December 10, 2013, 11:47 PM EST) -- Federal agencies are increasingly utilizing multiple award contracts (MACs), including General Services Administration Federal Supply Schedule (GSA schedule) contracts, to procure goods and services, presenting both opportunities and challenges for small businesses.

In a final rule[1] released on Oct. 2, 2013, the Small Business Administration issued new regulations that are likely to increase GSA schedule set-aside opportunities for small businesses by discouraging bundling, encouraging agencies to use on and off ramping procedures, and loosening requirements for set-asides. While these regulations, which become effective on Dec. 31, 2013, will likely prove to be quite beneficial to small businesses, they fail to address...

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