Small Business Set-Asides in Federal Contracting: The Rule of Two

Sequestration, and its resulting belt-tightening in federal agencies, is resulting in more competition among companies for government contracts. Companies looking to secure additional opportunities should understand one often overlooked area of federal procurement: small business set-asides. Federal agencies work closely with the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) to determine whether certain contracts should be “set aside” for small businesses. Federal …