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Steven Koprince
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The Army improperly used FAR 52.217-8 (Option to Extend Services) to extend three contracts beyond the six-month maximum.  Is this a sign of a broader problem?
The Army improperly extended three contracts beyond the six months permitted by FAR 52.217-8 (Option to Extend Services) according to a recent GAO study.
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Buy Indian Act set-asides could increase under a recent Department of the Interior National Policy Memorandum.
Buy Indian Act set-aside awards could increase following the release of a Buy Indian Act National Policy Memorandum by the Department of the Interior.
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Two individuals' common ownership in eight companies caused affiliation under the SBA's "common investments" affiliation rule.
Under the SBA's common investments affiliation rule, two investors' shared investments in eight companies caused a finding of affiliation, held SBA OHA.
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A SBA size determination was irrelevant to the question of whether the same company intended to violate the subcontracting limitations on a different procurement. 
A prior SBA size determination was irrelevant to the question of whether the same company would violate the subcontracting limitations on another contract.
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A contractor failed in its attempt to challenge an adverse CPAR through a bid protest in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims because, the Court held, such challenges ordinarily must be brought under the FAR's claims procedures.
A Contractor Performance Assessment Report (CPAR) challenge could not be brought as a bid protest in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in a recent decision.
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Alleged Buy American Act fraud has resulted in a $3 million settlement--and the debarment of the contractor in question.
Buy American Act fraud allegations have resulted in an $3 million settlement and the contractor's debarment from government contracting.
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An offeror was not entitled to "extra credit" on an unrestricted solicitation on account of its small business status. 
A small business bidding on an unrestricted solicitation was not entitled to extra credit on the basis of its small status, according to a recent GAO decision.
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The 10-day clock for a NAICS code appeal keeps ticking even if the contractor is busy trying to convince the Contracting Officer to change it.
NAICS code appeals ordinarily must be filed within 10 days of the issuance of the solicitation--and discussions with the agency don't extend the deadline.
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According to a recent GAO bid protest decision, an incumbent contractor is not entitled to "extra credit" in a past performance evaluation, nor is it automatically entitled to the highest past performance score.
An incumbent contractor was not entitled to the highest possible past performance rating, according to a recent GAO bid protest decision.
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A new bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would require the SBA to include overseas contracts when calculating the government's achievement of its small business contracting goals.
A new bill would require the SBA to include overseas contracts when calculating the government's achievement of its small business contracting goals.
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In a recent GAO bid protest decision, an 8(a) small business was not entitled to a high past performance score merely because it proposed to subcontract to the current incumbent, where the 8(a) failed to demonstrate its own relevant past performance to the agency's satisfaction.
A high past performance score was not required simply because the prime contractor would team with the incumbent, according to a GAO bid protest decision.
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Compliance with the SBA's nonmanufacturer rule is determined as of the date of the final proposal--and switching manufacturers later in the process won't establish compliance.
Nonmanufacturer rule compliance is determined as of the date of final proposals (or final bids), and a subsequent substitution of manufacturers won't be
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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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785-655-0450
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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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