Tag Archives: Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

Law360 Publishes Article on Kingdomware by Jeff Belkin and Breana Ware

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On June 21, 2016, Law360 published the article “High Court Boosts Veterans Contracts in Kingdomware” written by Jeff Belkin and Breana Ware. In this article, Jeff and Breana discuss the issues at hand in the recent unanimous decision for the U.S. Supreme Court in Kingdomware Technologies Inc. v. United States, No. 14-916. As indicated by Jeff and Breana, this ruling will have a significant impact on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ procurement process; on current and future protests before the Government Accountability Office regarding the VA’s use, or nonuse, of the Rule of Two; [...]Read more

Women-Owned Small Businesses and Sole Source Contracts

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President Obama’s administration has made it a priority to meet the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) prime and subcontracting goals, which include metrics relating to the percentage of government contracts awarded to small businesses, women-owned small businesses (WOSB), small disadvantaged businesses, service disabled veteran-owned small businesses, and historically underutilized business zones. Although in fiscal years 2013 and 2014 government agencies met or exceeded their prime contracting goals for small businesses in general, they did not achieve their goals for WOSBs. One way to [...]Read more

Jeff Belkin Quoted on the U.S. Supreme Court Case Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States

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On November 5, 2015, Jeff Belkin was quoted in Law360 in connection with the Kingdomware case. Belkin was again quoted on December 1, 2015, in Law.com on the same case. At issue for the Court is whether the Federal Circuit court erred in construing 38 U.S.C. § 8127(d)’s mandatory set-aside as discretionary. Subsections (b), (c), and (d) of 38 U.S.C. § 8127 provide authority for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) contracting officers to restrict competition and make awards directly to service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) and veteran-owned small business (VOSB) firms, [...]Read more