Offit Kurman Attorney Presents on Construction REAs and Claims in Federal Contracting at 2018 National 8(a) Association Summer Conference
For Immediate Release
September 20, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA An Offit Kurman government contracting and construction law attorney was recently a featured speaker at the National 8(a) Association’s 2018 Summer Regional Conference in Anchorage, Alaska. The presentation explored the essential legal hurdles small construction businesses that contract with government agencies misunderstand in preparing and submitting requests for equitable adjustments (REAs) as well as claims under the Contract Disputes Act (CDA).
Headquartered in Washington, DC, the National 8(a) Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education and guidance for firms certified as 8(a) small disadvantaged businesses by the US Small Business Administration (SBA). To qualify for 8(a) certification, a company must be at least 51% owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. Examples of such businesses include Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs), Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs), Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (SBEs), Small Disadvantaged Business (SDBs), and organizations that operate and employ people within Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones). Under the Small Business Act, disadvantaged individuals generally include Americans of African American, Hispanic, Asian Pacific, Native American (American Indians, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiians) and Subcontinent Asian descent.
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