Small Business Administration Office Help
The FGC-SBA database contains documents released by the Small Business Administration Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA). A document is a decision issued by either an Administrative Judge or an Administrative Law Judge.
The OHA acts pursuant to the Small Business Act, 15 U.S.C.A. 631 et seq., and SBA regulations, 13 C.F.R. Part 134. Major types of OHA decisions include Size Appeals, North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Appeals, Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) program Appeals, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern program (SDV or VET) Appeals, and 8(a) Business Development (8(a) BD) program Appeals.
A Size Appeal is an appeal from a formal SBA size determination, pursuant to 13 C.F.R. Part 121.
An NAICS Appeal is an appeal from a contracting officer's NAICS Code designation, pursuant to 13 C.F.R. Part 121. The appeal determines which NAICS code and size standard apply to a small business set-aside procurement.
An SDB Appeal is an appeal of the SBA's determination, pursuant to 13 C.F.R. Part 124, of a firm's eligibility for the government-wide SDB program.
An SDV or Vet Appeal is an appeal of the SBA's determination, pursuant to 13 C.F.R. Part 125, of a firm's eligibility for a contract set-aside for the government wide Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Concern program.
An 8(a) BD Program Appeal is an appeal of certain SBA determinations, pursuant to 15 U.S.C. sec. 637(a) and 13 C.F.R. Part 124. These include eligibility, termination or early graduation, suspension, or denial of a waiver request. Prior to June 30, 1998, the 8(a) BD Program was known as the "8(a) Program" and the database contains decisions issued under both the current and the prior regulations. The Administrative Law Judge conducts 8(a) BD Appeal proceedings in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. secs. 551 et seq.
Additional decision types are listed below
Slip Copy: This database includes documents obtained directly from the federal government for Thomson Reuters Westlaw.
Coverage begins with December 1983 and includes new documents as they are released by the SBA.
Small Business Administration (SBA) - Office of Hearings & Appeals
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