1. As this book was being written, the SBA was upwardly revising the size standards applicable to many NAICS codes. As you read this book, keep in mind that the size standards referenced in the examples may have increased. Up-to-date size standard information is available on the SBA’s website, http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/ contracting/contracting-officials/eligibility-size-standards.
2. Size Appeal of J.M. Waller Assocs., Inc., SBA No. SIZ-5108 (2010).
3. 13 C.F.R. § 121.106(a).
1. In October 2010, the SBA suspended GTSI Corporation, a top100 federal contractor in terms of revenues, from all government contracting. The suspension notice alleged that GTSI, as a subcontractor, had, in essence, violated the ostensible subcontractor rule in various ways. The SBA eventually allowed GTSI to resume contracting with the government, but only after GTSI agreed to tough settlement terms, including the resignations of several top employees, a ban on participation in small business set-aside contracts, and paying for an on-site SBA compliance monitor.
2. For ease of reference, this chapter uses the term share to refer both to shares in a corporation and similar forms of ownership interests in other organizations (such as membership interests in a limited liability company).
3. See Size Appeal of The H.L. Turner Group, Inc., SBA No. SIZ-4896 (2008).
4. See Size Appeal of Simsum, Inc., SBA No. 3159 (1989).