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Steven Koprince
Works at Koprince Law LLC
Attended Duke University
Lives in Lawrence, KS
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The SBA has issued a final rule implementing it's new "universal" small business mentor-protege program. This one's a game changer!
The SBA will publish a final rule on July 25, 2016 adopting a new "universal" small business mentor-protege program, open to all small businesses.
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Allegations of affiliation have led to a $5.8 million False Claims Act settlement.
A group of companies has agreed to pay $5.8 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations involving alleged affiliations between the entities.
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An agency ordinarily need not perform calculations to determine whether the information provided in a proposal meets the solicitation's requirements, according to a recent GAO bid protest decision.
An agency ordinarily need not perform calculations to determine if an offeror's proposal meets solicitation requirements, according to a GAO bid protest
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A former large business owner has pleaded guilty in a major SBA pass-through fraud case.
A "pass-through" contracting scheme, in which a large business conspired to evade the limitations on subcontracting, has resulted in a guilty plea.
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The plain terms of a solicitation trump standard industry practice, says the GAO in a recent bid protest decision.
When the government's technical requirements appear to differ from standard industry practice, offerors must still meet the Government's requirements, says the
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Under the SBA's common investments affiliation rule, an identity of interest can be based in common investments in real estate--not just common investments in operating companies.
Under the SBA's common investments affiliation rule, common investments in real estate can lead to a finding of identity of interest--and affiliation.
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A joint venture can take the form of an LLC, as confirmed by the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals in a recent SBA size appeal decision.
Joint Ventures can be formally organized as limited liability companies, according to a recent SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals size appeal decision.
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The GAO has held that an agency can cancel a solicitation (rather than amend it) where the agency's anticipated needs change, even if those anticipated changes are minimal.
An agency was entitled to cancel a solicitation--rather than amend it--based on "minimal" anticipated changes to the agency's needs.
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The VA has released interim acquisition guidance for its Contracting Officers regarding the implementation of the Supreme Court's decision in Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States.
The VA has issued an Acquisition Policy Flash providing interim guidance to VA Contracting Officers on implementing the Kingdomware Supreme Court decision.
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A procuring agency need not assign a dollar value to "relevant" past performance projects.
An agency need not assign a specific dollar value to "relevant" past performance in a solicitation, according to a recent Court of Federal Claims protest
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The VA will "immediately comply" with the Supreme Court's Kingdomware decision, according to a top VA official.
The VA will "immediately comply" with the Supreme Court's decision in Kingdomware Technologies v. United States, according to Congressional testimony.
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Large DoD 8(a) sole source contracts have dropped by 86.5% following the 2011 adoption of a requirement that 8(a) sole source awards over $20 million be supported by a written justification.
DoD 8(a) sole source contracts over $20 million have declined by 86.5% since Section 811 of the 2010 NDAA came into effect, according to a GAO report.
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Government Contracts Attorney
Employment
  • Koprince Law LLC
    Managing Partner, 2015 - present
    I am the Managing Partner of Koprince Law LLC, a law firm dedicated to providing comprehensive legal solutions to federal government contractors.
  • Petefish, Immel, Heeb & Hird, LLP
    Partner, 2012 - 2015
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Lawrence, KS
Previously
Arlington, VA - Williamsburg, VA - Raleigh, NC - Durham, NC - Grand Forks, ND - Urbana, IL
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785-200-8919
Email
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3210 Mesa Way, Suite C, Lawrence KS 66049
Story
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Attorney focusing on small government contractors, author of The Small-Business Guide to Government Contracts, publisher of the SmallGovCon Blog, and proud daddy of two amazing kids.
Introduction
I am an attorney whose practice focuses on the unique needs of small businesses dealing with the federal government.  I guide small businesses on government contracts compliance issues (and wrote a book, The Small-Business Guide to Government Contracts, about compliance with the FAR, SBA regulations, and similar matters).  

I also take care of the special (and often confusing) paperwork many small government contractors need, such as 8(a) joint venture agreements, SDVOSB joint venture agreements, 8(a) mentor-protege applications, DoD mentor-protege applications, teaming agreements, subcontracts, consulting agreements, 8(a) program applications, VA CVE applications, HUBZone program applications, and so on.  

When the rubber hits the road, I help small government contractors resolve disputes.  I am experienced in GAO bid protests, SBA size protests, SBA OHA appeals, SDVOSB protests, and many other forums for resolving government contracts matters.

I love working with small government contractors, but I believe that there should be more to life than time at the office.  When I am not practicing law, you can find me spending time with my wonderful family, cheering on the Duke Blue Devils and Kansas Jayhawks (hey, they're in different conferences, so there's no conflict!) and dominating my fantasy football leagues.
Bragging rights
Can identify many 80s hair band songs (title and artist) at the opening notes.
Education
  • Duke University
    Political Science
  • Marshall-Wythe School of Law
    Law
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Male