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1 Overview of New Rules Keith Waye Government Contracting Small Business Administration

2 Self Representation for SDB’s Effective Dec Amends FAR To be consistent with SBA regulations Allows subcontractors to provide written statements to prime contractors representing in good faith their status as an SDB

3 Text Messaging While Driving Effective Aug New clauses added to contracts to encourage contractors policies to ban texting while driving

4 Pass-Through Charges Effective Jan 12, 2011 Minimizes excessive pass-through charges by contractors from subcontractors or from tiers of subcontractors

5 Report Biobased Products Proposed Rule Requires contractors to report the biobased products purchased under service and construction contracts

6 Sole source 8(a) Contracts Interim Rule – Effective March 2011 J&A is obtained and approved prior to award of 8(a) Sole Source contract over $20M

7 Repeal of SB Comp Dem Program Final Rule effective Jan 31, 2011 Repeals the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program

8 FSS & Multiple award contracts Effective May 2011 Orders under FSS and other multiple award contracts need fair opportunity Provide notice in FBO of certain orders placed under multiple award contracts

9 Protests against task orders Effective Date July 2011 Extends the sunset date for protests against the award of task and delivery orders from May 2011 to Sep Only effects DOD, NASA and the Coast Guard Contractors can no longer protest task orders issued by other agencies

10 Aldevra decision GAO Decision – Oct 11, 2011 Protest on whether VA is required to conduct market research to determine if the procurements should be set-aside for SDVOSB concerns before using FSS.

11 Size Standards Comment period open until Dec 12, 2011 Proposed size standard in 15 industries in Sector 51 “Information” Publishing Industries Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries Broadcasting (Except Internet) Telecommunications Data Processing, Hosting and Related Services Other Information Services

12 Size Standards Comment period open until Dec 12, 2011 Proposed size standard in 37 industries in Sector 56 “Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services” Can view proposed rule on Federal Register

13 Presumption of Loss Comment period ends Nov SBA is proposing to amend its program regulations to implement statutory provisions establishing that there is a presumption of loss equal to the value of the contract or other instrument when a concern willfully seeks and receives an award by misrepresentation.

14 Presumption of Loss (Cont) SBA is proposing to amend its regulations to implement statutory provisions that provide that concerns that fail to update their size or status in the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) database (or any successor thereto) at least annually shall no longer be identified in the database as small or some other socioeconomic status, until the representation is updated.

15 Presumption of Loss (cont) an authorized official must sign in connection with a size or status certification or representation for a contract or other instrument. clarify when size is determined for purposes of entry into the 8(a) Business Development and HUBZone programs.

16 Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts. Final Rule – Implementation date pending when a service contract expires and a follow- on contract is awarded for the same or similar services at the same location, a successor needs to give the predecessor's service employees preference in hiring.

17 Subcontracting Proposed Rule – Comments until Dec 5, 2011 A prime contractor must notify the contracting officer in writing whenever the prime contractor does not utilize a subcontractor used in preparing its bid or proposal during contract performance. Requires a prime contractor to notify a contracting officer in writing whenever the prime contractor reduces payments to a subcontractor or when payments to a subcontractor are 90 days or more past due. Clarifies that the contracting officer is responsible for monitoring and evaluating small business subcontracting plan performance


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