The unexpected suspension of GTSI Corp. this fall and the extensive corrective action required to lift the suspension, caught the attention of many government contractors and indicated that the Small Business Administration (SBA) would begin enforcing its regulations in a manner not previously seen. Moreover, recent legislation also increased the penalties substantially for companies abusing the small business programs. Notwithstanding SBA’s increased scrutiny and enforcement, there are a number of simple steps which contractors can take to ensure their compliance with SBA regulations.
Venable attorneys who routinely deal with small business teaming agreements and the SBA regulations will provide their unique insight into the GTSI matter, guidance on compliance with the SBA regulations, tips to avoid becoming the next GTSI, and an update on new small business developments on the horizon.
Lars E. Anderson, Partner, Venable LLP
Terry L. Elling, Partner, Venable LLP
Dismas L. Locaria, Associate, Venable LLP