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Steven Koprince
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NAICS code appeals are now allowed on unrestricted procurements, according to the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals. 
NAICS code appeals are now allowed on unrestricted procurements, as confirmed in a recent SBA OHA NAICS code appeal decision.
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When conducting a best value tradeoff, a procuring agency must consider the benefits of a lower-cost, lower-rated proposal.
A "best value" tradeoff evaluation must consider the cost savings associated with a lower-cost, lower-rated proposal, according to a GAO protest decision.
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When evaluating potential ostensible subcontractor affiliation under the SBA's affiliation rules, the SBA must review the final proposal revision. 
Ostensible subcontractor affiliation must be determined based on the prime contractor's final proposal revision, according to a SBA OHA size appeal decision.
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A recent GAO bid protest decision demonstrates that bid protest filing deadlines can depend on the technical details of a procurement. 
One of the first questions a contractor must ask itself before filing a bid protest with the GAO is whether its protest would be timely filed. But as a recent GAO decision highlighted, the answer to that question might not be so clear. Contrary to a common misconception, a protest is not always ...
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The GAO ordinarily will not review an agency's decision not to accept an unsolicited proposal.
The GAO will generally decline to hear a protest under an unsolicited proposal, as demonstrated in a recent GAO bid protest decision.
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SBA OHA explains how nonmanufacturer rule class waivers work.
Nonmanufacturer rule class waivers are concisely explained by the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals in a recent SBA size appeal decision.
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Will the Supreme Court put "Veterans First" in the Kingdomware SDVOSB/VOSB case?  
In the Kingdomware Supreme Court Case, will the Court put "veterans first" by requiring the VA to prefer contracts with SDVOSBs and VOSBs?
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Major SDVOSB news: the Supreme Court will hear an appeal filed by Kingdomware  Technologies, challenging the VA's policy of circumventing SDVOSB awards by using the GSA Schedule.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal filed by Kingdomware Technologies Inc. regarding the VA's use of the GSA Schedule to circumvent SDVOSB preferences.
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An offeror for a small business set-aside was excluded because it did not certify itself as a small business in SAM.
A company's failure to certify itself as a small business on its SAM profile resulted in the elimination of the company from a set-aside competition. In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO held that a procuring agency properly excluded the low bidder from award of a small business set-aside ...
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An important reminder: the SBA's regulations require large prime contractors to assign NAICS codes to subcontracts.
The FAR Council recently proposed amendments to Part 19 regarding large prime contractors' subcontracting plans. The amendments require, among other things, that a large prime include in its subcontracting plan the “NAICS code and corresponding size standard of each subcontract” that it will ...
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A full-time postal carrier was a "rent-a-vet" for his brother's company, according to a recent indictment.
SDVOSB fraud has been alleged against three men accused of participating in a "rent-a-vet" scheme.
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When a solicitation amendment "nullified" initial proposals, an offeror could not rely on its initial proposal after its revised proposal was submitted late.
When an agency's substantive solicitation amendment nullified initial proposals, an offeror could not rely on that proposal after its second proposal was late.
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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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785-655-0450
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842 Louisiana Street, Lawrence KS 66044
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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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