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Four Things Small Business Government Contractors Should Know About The SBA’s Certificate Of Competency Program

FOUR THINGS SMALL BUSINESS GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE SBA'S CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY PROGRAM

Subpart 19.6 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) sets out the rules covering the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Certificate of Competency Program, which, although not as familiar to small business government contractors as other SBA Programs, provides small businesses a unique chance to open doors to contracting opportunities that otherwise seemingly have closed shut.  In this episode of The GovCon Video Blog,™ we discuss briefly four things that small business government contractors should know about the SBA's Certificate of Competency Program.

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Three Things Government Contractors Should Know About The SBA’s Final Rule On WOSB Certifications

THREE THINGS GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE SBA'S FINAL RULE ON WOSB CERTIFICATIONS

In May 2021, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) published its much anticipated final rule covering WOSB certifications.  The final rule not only included clarifications to certification procedures that the SBA initially unveiled in its proposed rule a year earlier, but it also made changes to the proposed procedures.  In this episode of The GovCon Video Blog,™ we discuss briefly a few of the changes that the SBA implemented to the WOSB certification procedures.

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Three Things Government Contractors Should Know About DOL's New Independent Contractor Regulation

THREE THINGS GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DOL'S NEW INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR REGULATION

In January 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule containing its first regulation that sets forth, for the first time, a uniform test for determining if workers are employees or independent contactors.  In this episode of The GovCon Video Blog,™ we discuss briefly the economic reality test adopted by the new DOL regulation, the factors to be applied when using the test to determine a worker's classification as employee or independent contractor, and the effective date of the new regulation.

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Four Things Government Contractors Should Know About DoD's Interim Rule Covering CMMC And NIST SP 800-171

FOUR THINGS GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DOD'S INTERIM RULE COVERING CMMC AND NIST SP 800-171

In September 2020, the U.S. Department of Defense published an interim rule that incorporates Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification ("CMMC") requirements into new regulations that apply to DoD agencies and defense contractors.  The interim rule also unveils new regulations that require DoD contractors to undergo assessments of their implementation of NIST SP 800-171 security controls.  In this episode of The GovCon Video Blog,™ we discuss briefly four things that contractors should know about the interim rule and the new regulations issued under it.

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