• Government Contractors Beware: The Federal Government Is Cracking Down on Fraud in Small Business Contracting and Subcontracting
  • November 18, 2010 | Author: Lori Ann Lange
  • Law Firm: Peckar & Abramson, P.C. - Washington Office
  • Every year, the Federal Government sets aside a large number of government contracts, including construction projects, for small businesses pursuant to the Small Business Act. Under these small business set-asides, only businesses that qualify as small under the Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) regulations and meet the applicable size standard for the procurement are eligible for award of the contract. Often, however, these small businesses cannot perform all of the work themselves and so they team with large businesses. Under these teaming arrangements, the small business is the prime contractor and the large business is the subcontractor.