Tag Archives: contracting officer

Not a HUBZone Business? No Longer a Problem: Equal Footing for Small Business Set-Asides

This post was written by Leslie A. Peterson. The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (“the Act”), signed by President Obama on September 27, 2010, quashed the argument that Historically Underutilized Business Zone (“HUBZone”) small businesses are entitled to absolute contracting priority. Section 1347 of the Act establishes parity among the Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) … Continue Reading

Support Your Contracting Officer!

Being a Contracting Officer may be the most thankless job in government. Let’s just say it, it IS the most thankless job, period. Unfortunately, the government acquisition personnel are often overworked and understaffed. Earlier this year, Peter Orzag, the former OMB Director, stated that while there is more than $500 billion in federal contracts, and … Continue Reading