Good news for small business contractors. The 809 Panel suggested replacing small business set-asides with a five percent small business price preference. Thanks to work of WIPP (Women Impacting Public Policy) and others, Congress and DOD have indicated they will reject the Panel’s recommendation to eliminate small business set-asides!
This decision came after several industry advocates and organizations (including Koprince Law) signed a letter urging both the House and Senate Armed Services Committees to reject this recommendation. We applaud the decision by Congress and DOD to reject this recommendation—not only was its rationale flawed, but its consequences likely would have been disastrous for small businesses.