Bradley attorney Aron Beezley was quoted in Law360 on government contract-related policy developments so far in 2017. While there have been few new rules issued affecting federal contracting under the Trump administration, the Small Business Administration’s expansion of its mentor-protege program has been broadly popular and beneficial to small and large business alike.
Under the expansion, any small business — not just a limited subset of businesses owned by the disadvantaged, the only group eligible under the prior mentor-protege program — can team with a large business that is able to act as a mentor and guide through the federal contracting process, while still retaining eligibility for small business set-aside deals. While technically a late 2016 policy change, the expanded program has really only gained traction since the beginning of the year.
“The program has really gotten up and running in the beginning of 2017, and we are seeing a lot of action with respect to this program, [which] just keeps growing and growing," Beezley said.
The complete article, “Top Gov’t Contracts Policies Of 2017: Midyear Report,” appeared in Law360 on June 30, 2017. (login required)