December Government Contracting News Round Up

The New Year is nearly upon us, and we’ve put together a brief selection of news and links to help government contractors as they prepare for 2017.

Just the Basics:

What is a Small Business Set-Aside? – The government has various programs designed to help small businesses compete for and win federal contracts. Read more about eligibility for small business set-asides and limitations to take full advantage of these programs.

Sole Source Justification Requirements for 8(a) Contractors – At the end of November, the FAR issued a proposed rule to clarify responsibilities for justifying sole source awards exceeding $22 million through the 8(a) program.

In the News:

Do Government Contractors Need to Worry About Terminations Under the New Administration? – For some peace of mind, read about the regulations governing the termination of federal contracts and the reasons why it won’t be easy for President-elect Trump to terminate contracts without cause.

What Employers Can Expect with Trump in Office – During his campaign, Trump promised fewer regulations for employers and fewer protections for employees, but what can employers really expect once he’s in office? Lexology has some interesting predictions to help business owners prepare for Inauguration Day.

Prepare for New Insider Threat Regulations – With insider threats to security becoming an increasing problem for the US government, the DoD has established new regulations to prevent these attacks. Learn more about how these regulations may put a strain on small business contractors in 2017 and beyond.


If you have questions about government contracting regulations and preparing for 2017 as a small business contractor, don’t hesitate to contact Randolph Law today.