Second Edition - The 8(a) Program
The 8(a) Business Development Program offers extraordinary benefits to disadvantaged small businesses, including set-aside and sole source government contracts. But the 8(a) Program's rules are complex, and business owners can grow frustrated trying to understand and comply with them. In this GovCon Handbook, Steven Koprince and Nicole Pottroff demystifies the 8(a) Program. Written in plain English and packed with easy-to-understand examples, this GovCon Handbook will help 8(a) applicants and participants take full advantage of the 8(a) Program.
Procedures and Pitfalls of Size Protests and Appeals
An adverse size protest determination and an unsuccessful appeal can make or break a small business that is competing for federal contracts restricted to small businesses. Not only can it result in losing a contract award, but a business found other than small cannot compete for future small business contracts until it has been recertified as small. In this GovCon Handbook, government contracts attorney Shane McCall explains how to prepare for size protests and appeals. Written in plain language without legal jargon, the many examples will help contractors learn the basic and advanced strategies for a company to work through the size protest and appeal processes.