August News

SBA Issues New Size Standard Table

SBA has issued the new size standards table, all sizes standards are effective as of August 19, 2019.

For government contractors whose status changes in the System for Award Management (SAM) from “other than small” to “small” as a result of the inflation adjustment, SBA advises that the business update their SAM profile and complete the “Representations and Certifications” section within SAM.gov.

View the New Size Standard Table here.

For more information on this new rule visit the Federal Register.

Unique Entity Identifier Update

In December 2020, the DUNS number will no longer be the official identifier for doing business with the U.S. Government. Over the next 18 months the DUNS number will phase out, and a new unique Entity ID will be generated in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov) and will be the official identifier for doing business with the U.S. Government.
 
The New Process to get a Unique Entity ID:
 
Starting in December of 2020
-Go to SAM.gov to request an Entity ID and register your entity to do business with the U.S. Government
-To make any updates to entity legal business name and physical address associated with the Entity ID go to SAM.gov
 
Transition:
 
Phase 1 (Present-July 2019): DUNS number is the official identifier
Phase 2 (July 2019 – December 2020): DUNS number remains the official identifier.  GSA assigns SAM-generated Unique Entity ID to all SAM records.
Phase 3 (December 2020): SAM-generated Unique Entity ID is the official identifier. DUNS number retained for historical purposes.
 
For more information on the new Entity ID please visit GSA.gov

SBA Issues New Size Standard Table

SBA has issued the new size standards table, all sizes standards are effective as of August 19, 2019.For government contractors whose status changes in the System for Award Management (SAM) from “other than small” to “small” as a result of…
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Unique Entity Identifier Update

In December 2020, the DUNS number will no longer be the official identifier for doing business with the U.S. Government. Over the next 18 months the DUNS number will phase out, and a new unique Entity ID will be generated…
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Form 1790 Reporting

Attention 8(a) participants! Semi-Annual reporting is no longer needed, firms should submit your 1790 reporting with your 8(a) Annual report to certify.sba.gov. The form is available here:SBA_1790.pdf 
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Changes and Improvements Coming Soon to beta.SAM.gov

Looking forward users and stakeholders need to begin now with the preparations for the transition FBO.gov into beta.SAM.gov. Users should log in to FBO.gov soon because legacy users will only be able to migrate their roles if their FBO.gov account…
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CPARS/PPIRS Merger Update

On January 15, 2019 the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS.gov) was officially retired to conclude its merger with the Contract Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS.gov). The PPIRS name will only appear in the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Data from PPIRS has…
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