SBA Finalizes Rule on Increased Size Standards and Program Thresholds

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently issued a rule that finalizes, without change, the SBA’s November 17, 2022 interim provisions that adjusted monetary-based industry size standards (i.e., receipts-and assets-based) for inflation.

Specifically, this rule finalizes the following three interim final actions, which Bradley previously reported on:

  • First, this rule finalizes an additional 13.65% inflation increase to the monetary-based industry small business size standards to account for the inflation that occurred since the last adjustment to size standards for inflation in 2019.
  • Second, the rule finalizes inflation adjustments to three program-specific monetary size standards: the size standards for sales or leases of government property, the size standards for stockpile purchases, and the alternative size standard based on tangible net worth and net income for the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program.
  • Third, the rule finalizes inflation adjustments to the economic disadvantage thresholds applicable to the 8(a) Business Development and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business programs, and the dollar limit for combined total 8(a) contracts.

The SBA’s final rule is effective as of July 19, 2023.

If you have any questions about any of the foregoing, please do not hesitate to contact Aron Beezley or Lisa Markman