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Steven Koprince
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The GAO has taken the unusual step of suspending a "frequent protester" from using the bid protest process for a period of one year, citing abuse of the bid protest forum.
The GAO has suspended a company from filing bid protests for a period of one year, citing abuse of the protest process.
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Each party to a GSA Contractor Teaming Arrangement must hold the GSA Schedule contract in question--or the GSA CTA risks disqualification.
GSA Contractor Teaming Arrangements are only valid where all CTA members hold the FSS contract in question, according to a recent GAO bid protest decision.
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An offeror's proposal ordinarily need not affirmatively demonstrate compliance with the applicable limitations on subcontracting, according to a recent GAO bid protest decision.
An offeror's proposal need not affirmatively demonstrate compliance with the applicable limitations on subcontracting, according to a GAO bid protest decision.
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Native Hawaiian Organizations will soon be able to own HUBZone companies under a new SBA final rule.
Native Hawaiian Organizations can be majority owners of HUBZone companies under a new SBA final rule set to take effect in October 2016.
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An offeror's proposal got trapped in the agency's spam filter--and the GAO denied the offeror's protest.
An emailed proposal was caught in the agency's spam filter and then deleted--and the GAO denied the offeror's protest.
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Populated joint ventures will no longer be allowed under a new SBA regulation set to take effect on August 24, 2016.
Populated joint ventures will no longer be allowed under the SBA's regulations, which will define a joint venture as an unpopulated entity.
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An agency erred by giving the eventual contract awardee the chance to revise its proposal, but not extending the same opportunity to the protester--and the agency's action was improper even though the awardee didn't revise the proposal.
An agency acted improperly by giving only the awardee the opportunity to revise its pricing--even though the awardee declined the invitation.
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The SBA will begin accepting applications for the new "universal" small business mentor-protege program on October 1, 2016.
The SBA small business mentor-protege program will accept applications beginning on October 1, 2016.
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The SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals lacks authority to determine whether an ANC or Indian tribe has obtained (or will obtain) an unfair competitive advantage, according to a new SBA OHA decision.
The SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals lacks jurisdiction to determine whether a company owned by an ANC or Indian tribe has an unfair competitive advantage.
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SBA 8(a) Program: A new final rule, effective August 24, 2016, makes important changes.
SBA 8(a) Program regulations will undergo major changes effective August 24, 2016 as the result of a recent SBA 8(a) Program final rule.
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SDVOSB joint ventures have been overhauled under a new SBA regulation set to take effect on August 24, 2016. It will be imperative for SDVOSBs and their joint venture partners to understand and respond to the new requirements.
SDVOSB joint ventures will be required to look quite different after August 24, 2016 in light of SBA rule changes overhauling SDVOSB joint venture requirements.
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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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Occupation
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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Currently
Lawrence, KS
Previously
Arlington, VA - Williamsburg, VA - Raleigh, NC - Durham, NC - Grand Forks, ND - Urbana, IL
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785-200-8919
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3210 Mesa Way, Suite C, Lawrence KS 66049
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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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