Government Contracts SBA Proposes Changes to OHA Rules of Procedure
Thursday, March 12, 2020

SBA Proposes Changes to OHA Rules of Procedure

By Government Contracts Editorial Staff

The Small Business Administration is proposing to revise the rules of procedure governing cases before the Office of Hearings and Appeals to remove an unnecessary regulatory provision and clarify an existing rule. SBA is proposing to remove SBA 134.317 because the procedure addressed in this regulation, the return of size appeal case files, is no longer necessary. Case files are now transmitted electronically to the OHA from SBA’s area offices, which eliminates the need to return paper records by mail. SBA is also proposing to revise SBA 134.714 to clarify that a judge’s decision regarding a status protest appeal from a Women-Owned Small Business or Economically Disadvantaged WOSB is SBA’s final agency decision and becomes effective upon issuance. Comments on this proposed rule are due by April 13, 2020. For the text of the rule, see ¶70,425.649.

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