Bradley attorney Aron Beezley was quoted in Law360 on the biggest government contracting policy changes from 2019, including the Small Business Administration’s newly implemented rule that adjusts the calculation of eligibility for small business set-aside contracts to use an average of the last five years of revenue, instead of the last three. This means that one outsize year has less chance of putting a contractor outside small business limits and that more businesses can stay eligible for small business contracts for longer.
The rule has been viewed “very favorably” by small businesses, said Beezley.
In one final change, the SBA sweetened the rule even further for contractors, allowing current small businesses that would be disadvantaged under the five-year rule, but not the three-year rule, to choose which standard to use through to the start of 2022, Beezley noted.
“The SBA, to their credit, heard these critiques, and what they did in [the final rule], adopted a transition period through Jan. 6, 2022 … I think that’s a really sensible approach,” Beezley said.
The complete article, “Top 7 Gov't Contracting Policy Changes In 2019,” first appeared in Law360 on December 20, 2019. (login required.)