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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