October News

Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOps.gov/FBO.gov) to decommission in November 2019

The FedBizOps.gov (FBO.gov) domain is set to decommission on November 8, 2019.  Federal opportunities will be known as Contract Opportunities in beta.SAM.gov.  The move into beta.SAM.gov will include the ability to search for opportunities by number, keyword, or location for more precise results (including easy-to-use search filters).  You’ll also have the ability to ‘follow’ – or track – contract opportunities in beta.SAM.gov.

More information on the FBO transition: FBO Transition Fact Sheet

Evaluation of SBA’s All Small Mentor-Protégé Program SBA Office of Inspector General Report

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) published its evaluation report on September 17, 2019 presenting the results of their review of the SBA’s All Small Mentor-Protégé Program (ASMPP). 

The OIG determined that SBA did not implement effective controls to ensure it conducted initial application reviews and annual evaluations in full alignment with program regulations. 

Four recommendations to improve the overall management and effectiveness of the program’s application and annual evaluation process where made.  SBA management has agreed to the recommendations with one recommendation pending resolution.  SBA plans to issue a Standard Operating Procedure for this program by July 1, 2020 which will clearly outline ASMPP processes.

View the full report here: Evaluation Report – All Small Mentor-Protégé Program

SBA Issues Final Rule to Increase Size Standards

SBA issued an interim final rule with request for comments, that increases the receipts-based small business size standards for inflation.  For government contractors whose status changes in the System for Award Management (SAM) from “other than small” to “small” as…
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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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