SBA Orders Deeper Look Into DOD Small-Biz Contractor

By Daniel Wilson (July 20, 2016, 3:40 PM EDT) -- A U.S. Small Business Administration appeals board has ordered a size redetermination for Avon Engineered Fabrications Inc., ruling that an SBA area office failed to fully consider several factors that could make the company ineligible for a Pentagon fuel tank supply small-business contract.

The local SBA office failed to take into account several relevant factors that would affect the size determination for Avon, such as whether the company was a manufacturer or only a supplier of the relevant fuel tanks, SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals Administrative Judge Kenneth M. Hyde ruled in a July 7 decision made public this week, sending...

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