On March 29, Maria Panichelli presented her LaGuardia Community College Procurement Technical Assistance Center webinar, “Critical Changes to Small Business Regulations“.
This webinar was an in-depth exploration of the recent changes to the small businesses regulations. Maria walked attendees through the new Subcontracting Limitations rules, explaining how to calculate self-performance requirements on set-aside contracts. Attendees also learned about the creation of the “Similarly Situated Entity” carve-out, and the potential issues it raises. Because affiliation is always an important topic, this session also dove into the regulatory changes affecting affiliation. Attendees learned about the clarifications relating to identity of interest, as well as certain changes affecting small JVs. Maria also discussed the SBA’s guidance relating to inter-affiliate sales transactions, and its effect on a businesses’ size. Finally, the much talked-about, but often misunderstood “All Small” Mentor Protégé program will be discussed.