11/21/2013

A company that won hundreds of millions of dollars in Department of Veterans Affairs contracts was able to qualify as a service-disabled small business despite concerns raised by the Small Business Administration. The owner said his company observed all federal contracting rules and accurately represented itself as a company with three-year average revenues of $25 million. "We're believing people are operating in good faith. ... I'm not sure every contracting officer spends a great deal on due diligence," said Thomas Leney, the VA's director of small- and veteran-business programs.

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