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Steven Koprince
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The SBA has announced that it will broadly apply the so-called "interaffiliate transactions" exception to revenue-counting, effectively overturning an SBA OHA decision issued last year.
The SBA will broadly apply the so-called"interaffiliate transactions" exception, according to a new SBA Size Policy Statement.
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The Department of Defense has proposed consolidating the hotline poster requirements under DFARS 252.203-7004 (Display of Hotline Posters).
The DoD has proposed consolidating three hotline posters into one, and expanding the requirement to include business segments located outside the U.S.
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An 8(a) joint venture wasn't able to show that the 8(a) protege's SBA District Office had reauthorized its mentor-protege agreement--and the absence of a formal reauthorization caused the joint venture to be ineligible for award of a set-aside contract.
An 8(a) joint venture could not demonstrate that the protege's SBA District Office had reauthorized the mentor protege relationship--and the JV was ineligible
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In a lowest-priced, technically-acceptable procurement, an agency was not required to advise an offeror that its proposed labor hours were high, when the hours were not so high as to render the proposal unacceptable.
In a lowest-price technically-acceptable procurement, the agency wasn't required to tell an offeror that its labor hours were high because they weren't
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A procuring agency was entitled to disclose the number of incumbent staff performing a certain function, according to a recent GAO bid protest decision.
An incumbent contractor's staffing numbers were not proprietary, and could be disclosed to competitors, according to a GAO bid protest decision.
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A small business was awarded an EPA contract even though the business received an "unacceptable" key personnel score, in a case demonstrating the breadth and power of the SBA's Certificate of Competency process.
The SBA's Certificate of Competency processes allowed a small business to be awarded a contract despite an "unacceptable" score under the Key Personnel factor.
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SBA size protests must be filed with the relevant Contracting Officer--and not directly with the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals.
SBA size protests must be filed directly with the relevant Contracting Officer; the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals lacks jurisdiction over size protests.
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The FAR's "rule of two" for manufactured products requires that the agency have a reasonable expectation of receiving offers of products from at least two different small business manufacturers--no matter how many small nonmanufacturers are likely to submit offers.
In order for the FAR's "rule of two" to apply to an acquisition for manufactured products, there must be two or more small manufacturers, not just two
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The SBA's Utah District Office is imposing tough new restrictions on 8(a) JVs and mentor-protege agreements--and I'm worried that these new restrictions will backfire on the very 8(a) firms the SBA intends to assist.
The SBA Utah District Office has imposed tough new restrictions on the approval of 8(a) mentor-protege agreements and joint venture agreements.
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A contractor's violation of the nonmanufacturer rule resulted in a default termination, as described in a recent decision of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals.
Nonmanufacturer rule violations caused a procuring agency to terminate an ongoing small business set-aside contract, as seen in a recent ASBCA decision.
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The GAO has proposed a major overhaul of its bid protest filing system, and is proposing some other clarifications and additions to its bid protest regulations.
The GAO is proposing a major overhaul of its bid protest system, including a new electronic filing portal and a filing fee requirement.
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Does the HUBZone Program "35% rule" require a contractor to include the employees of an affiliate?  As seen in a recent Court case, the answer depends on whether there is a "clear fracture" between the affiliates. 
A HUBZone Program applicant need not count an affiliate's employees--so long as there is a "clear line of fracture" between the affiliates.
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Government Contracts Attorney
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  • 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
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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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