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Tag Archives: service disabled veteran owned

Miles II: Court of Federal Claims Awards Attorneys' Fees and Provides Further Guidance

Posted in Small Business Contracting
Miles Construction, LLC v. United States, No. 12-597C (2013) has been a very important case for SDOVSBs and VOSBs. Our victory in Miles not only resulted in a big win for our client, but it also caused the VA to change its policy regarding transfer restrictions generally, benefitting all veteran-owned companies. Before Miles, the VA… Continue Reading

Supermajority Requirements Render Business Concern Ineligible for Participation in the SDVO Program

Posted in Bid Protests
By: Edward T. DeLisle & Maria L. Panichelli SDVOSB Appeal of Rush-Link One Joint Venture, SBA No. VET-228 (2012), a recent Small Business Administration Office of Hearings and Appeals (“OHA”) decision that we discussed previously, demonstrates how a company’s internal corporate structure can impact that company’s eligibility to participate in the Service-Disabled Veteran Owned (“SDVO”)… Continue Reading

SBA Relies on 8(a) Regulations to Deny SDVO Eligibility Due to Minority-Owner Loans

Posted in Bid Protests, Small Business Contracting
By: Edward T. DeLisle & Maria L. Panichelli In a recent opinion, SDVOSB Appeal of Rush-Link One Joint Venture, SBA No. VET-228 (2012), the United States Small Business Administration (“SBA”) Office of Hearings and Appeals (“OHA”) used two 8(a) program regulations, namely 13 C.F.R. § 124.106(g) and 13 C.F.R. § 124.3, to determine whether a… Continue Reading

VA Moving Forward with Verification Process

Posted in Small Business Contracting
By: Edward T. DeLisle This week the Department of Veteran’s Affairs announced that it will require all companies that wish to receive set-aside contracts as veteran-owned, or service-disabled, veteran-owned, businesses to verify their status. This announcement was made as part of the 2010 Veteran’s Benefit Act and is geared toward eliminating fraud and abuse. As… Continue Reading

Veterans Win Significant Procurement Battle

Posted in Federal Procurement Policy, Small Business Contracting
By: Edward T. DeLisle & Craig Schroeder Last year, the United States Association of Veterans in Business ("USAVETBIZ") urged Congress for a government-wide preference in contracting and set-aside programs that extended the existing preference for service-disabled veteran owned small businesses ("SDVOSB") to all veteran-owned small businesses.  While that has not happened yet, the set aside program… Continue Reading