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Steven Koprince
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The DoD has proposed major changes to its Pilot Mentor-Protege Program.

http://smallgovcon.com/statutes-and-regulations/dod-mentor-protege-program-major-changes-proposed/
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The DOL is offering a "preassessment" initiative under the new Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. The preassessment tool might be useful to contractors who use it voluntarily, but I wonder if some will be pushed to do so by prospective teammates.

http://smallgovcon.com/uncategorized/dol-offers-fair-pay-preassessment-but-will-contractors-use-it-willingly/
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The SBa's 8(a) Program has survived a major court challenge to its constitutionality, but the battle could continue.

http://smallgovcon.com/uncategorized/8a-program-survives-court-challenge-but-battle-could-continue/
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An unsuccessful offeror lacked standing to file an SBA size appeal because the offeror had been eliminated from the competitive range--and its elimination had been upheld in a GAO bid protest decision.

http://smallgovcon.com/sbaohadecisions/no-size-appeal-if-outside-competitive-range-says-sba-oha/
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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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A bid protest at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims ordinarily will cause the GAO to dismiss any protests relating to the same procurement--including protests by other unsuccessful offerors.

http://smallgovcon.com/gaobidprotests/federal-court-protest-causes-gao-dismissal/
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The SBA is not required to investigate allegations outside of those made in a size protest, according to a recent SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals decision.

http://smallgovcon.com/uncategorized/sba-size-protests-investigation-not-required-outside-of-protest-allegations/
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In a case demonstrating the power of a successful NAICS code appeal, an appellant succeeded in altering a solicitation's size standard from 500 employees to $15 million--and potentially excluding the incumbent.

http://smallgovcon.com/naics-code-appeals/successful-naics-code-appeal-dramatically-alters-size-standard/


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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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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.
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Can identify many 80s hair band songs (title and artist) at the opening notes.
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  • Duke University
    Political Science
  • Marshall-Wythe School of Law
    Law
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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
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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