The Ins and Outs of Federal Small Disadvantaged Business Self-Certification

Format: Live webinar (on-demand recording available on February 2, 2023)
Date: January 24, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm EST
Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
Instructor: Steven Koprince, Govology Legal Analyst
Learning Credits: 1.5 CPEs, 1.5 ATCs
APTAC BOK: C.17 Socio-Economic Programs

*Your registration includes access to the on-demand recording.

The Administration recently announced plans to increase contracting with small disadvantaged businesses (SDBs) by 50% in the coming years. But this increased emphasis on SDB contracting is likely to come with additional enforcement, including new SDB status protests, making it critical for a contractor to understand whether their business is eligible to self-certify as an SDB.

In this webinar, government contracts legal analyst Steven Koprince explains the SDB eligibility requirements in plain English, including ownership, control, social disadvantage, economic disadvantage, and more. Don’t click the “SDB” box in SAM until you attend this session!

Target Audience: small business owners and managers, PTAC counselors

Meet Your Instructors:

Steven Koprince

STEVEN KOPRINCE, Govology Legal Analyst

Steven J. Koprince is a Faculty Instructor and Legal Analyst at Govology. Before joining Govology, Steven founded and served as the Managing Partner of Koprince McCall Pottroff LLC, a law firm devoted exclusively to providing comprehensive legal services to federal government contractors.

Steven is the author of The Small-Business Guide to Government Contracts (AMACOM Books, 2012) and a co-author of three GovCon Handbooks providing in-depth information on discrete government contracting topics. Steven also founded the blog SmallGovCon (, where he has written more than 1,100 posts on government contracting legal issues. Steven has been quoted in several national news outlets and has appeared on numerous radio programs and podcasts. A frequent featured speaker at the national conferences of the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, Steven was honored as a “Friend of APTAC” at the Spring 2016 APTAC National Conference.

In addition to his work for Govology, Steven volunteers for and serves as a Director of a nonprofit organization providing wrap-around services to disadvantaged families. He is also a co-founder and Director of a nonprofit organization promoting the great sport of pickleball in Lawrence and the surrounding area.

Steven is a graduate of Duke University and the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary. Steven lives in Lawrence, Kansas with his wife, two children and two cuddly cats.


Jan 24 2023


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jan 24 2023
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm



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