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Congressional Leaders Finalize Spending Agreement

Congressional Leaders Finalize Spending Agreement

Congressional Leaders Finalize Spending Agreement, Paving Way to Prevent Government Shutdown The recent development in U.S. fiscal policy indicates a major step towards averting a potential partial government shutdown. A consensus has been reached among congressional...

Mid-America Questions DOT’s Rebuttable Presumption

Mid-America Questions DOT’s Rebuttable Presumption

On October 26, 2023, Mid-America Milling Company, LLC, along with others, initiated a legal action in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky against the Department of Transportation (DOT). This case, under the reference Mid-America Milling...

SBA 8(a) Update and Stakeholder Responses

SBA 8(a) Update and Stakeholder Responses

SBA 8(a) Business Development Program Update and Stakeholder Responses The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) acknowledges widespread support from business leaders for its 8(a) Business Development Program. This initiative aids socially and economically...

Preparation for a Government Shutdown

Preparation for a Government Shutdown

Strategies for Contract Management in Preparation for a Government Shutdown Cross-functional teams can assess risk ahead of a potential shutdown by: Engage with government clients ahead of time to determine if staff will be deemed “essential”, Contact contract officer...

Additional Restrictions on the 8(a) Program

Additional Restrictions on the 8(a) Program

Request Made to Federal Court for Additional Restrictions on the 8(a) Program In our previous advisories, we have discussed how the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) released directives on subsequent actions for existing 8(a) Participants and fresh applicants...

GSA Memo for Ultima Servs. Corp v. Dep’t of Ag.

GSA Memo for Ultima Servs. Corp v. Dep’t of Ag.

Memorandum Approves  a Class Deviation Purpose This memorandum serves to officially endorse a class deviation from the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), specifically concerning the offer and acceptance procedures within the Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a)...

Key Insights from a Leading 8(a) Legislation Firm

Key Insights from a Leading 8(a) Legislation Firm

Over the recent weekend, our team at 8(a) Certify had the privilege of engaging in a dialogue with a prominent firm in 8(a) legislation. The following are the crucial insights garnered from our discussion. Effective July 19, 2023, the 8(a) status of all contractors,...

8(a) Assumption Our Opinion on Remediation

8(a) Assumption Our Opinion on Remediation

The recent court decision regarding the 8(a) program is poised to have substantial implications for both current and prospective applicants. The ruling effectively necessitates that members of groups previously assumed to be socially disadvantaged now need to...

SBA Release Guidance 8(a)

SBA Release Guidance 8(a)

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has today issued interim guidelines pertaining to the 8(a) Business Development Program. This comes in response to a recent ruling in the case of Ultima Services Corp. vs Department of Agriculture by the United...

Budget Impasse Top 5 Challenges

Budget Impasse Top 5 Challenges

Navigating a Budget Impasse: Top 5 Challenges for Government Contractors and Their Remedies A budget impasse, where the government fails to approve its budget, can be a challenging time for government contractors. The uncertainty surrounding funding can create several...

Navigating Federal Acquisitions Regulations

Navigating Federal Acquisitions Regulations

Navigating the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR): A Guide for Government Contractors As a government contractor, one of the most significant regulatory frameworks that govern your operations is the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). This comprehensive set of...

Compliance with Government Accounting

Compliance with Government Accounting

 Compliance with government regulations is a crucial aspect of accounting, especially for firms that do business with the government. These regulations are often complex and can be challenging to navigate, leading to several potential issues. One of the most common...