Size Standards + Setasides


FH+H attorneys represent organizations serving our country as government contractors in all matters involving government set-aside programs.

Services + Solutions

Our government contracts team can help clients:

  • Evaluate various business formations to best prepare clients to pursue government contracts as 8(a), woman-owned, HUBZone, and service disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB) concerns
  • Register in government databases as qualified to compete for set-aside contracting procurements
  • Apply for SDVOSB status with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE)
  • Respond to Letters of Denial for inclusion in the VetBiz Vendor Information Pages (VIP) Verification Program
  • Submit requests for reconsideration in response to denial of SDVOSB certification
  • Understand business and employee requirements for HUBZone qualification
  • Respond to government audits of 8(a), woman-owned, HUBZone, and SDVOSB status 

Experience + Capabilities

Our government contracts attorneys regularly provide expert legal advice and practical insight to clients seeking to win federal set-aside dollars.

  • FH+H provides comprehensive legal assistance to contractors who are currently engaged in set-aside government procurements.
  • We have assisted multiple companies successfully register in the VA’s VIP program, including review of corporate documents and responding to CVE denial letters.
  • Our lawyers boast strong experience in size standard issues, including size protests to the SBA.  

Successes + Clients

  • FH+H attorneys have counseled numerous SDVOSBs before submitting their application to the CVE, resulting in successful verification.
  • After clients have received denial letters from the CVE, FH+H attorneys have guided multiple SDVOSBs in preparing and re-submitting revised documents that result in successful verification. 
  • After a client received an audit letter from the Small Business Administration questioning their status as a woman-owned small business, FH+H attorneys led a successful effort to verification by the SBA. 

To learn more about how FH+H lawyers can help with your corporate and commercial issues, please contact one of our professionals.