Subcontractor Agreement & Teaming Agreement Best Practices

Applying contractor teaming arrangements  best practices can create a great tool to “get your foot in the door” in Federal government contracting.  As best practices for small business success in government contracting, they are vital when bidding for substantially large contracts, such as federal government agency projects.  However, federal contractors should… Read more »

Difference Between Teaming Agreement & Joint Venture Agreement

The subtle difference between using a teaming agreement and a joint venture agreement is that a teaming agreement essentially identifies the prime contractor and subcontractor and discusses the roles of each to the government. In a joint venture arrangement, a third entity is an actual offeror and not the individual… Read more »

Teaming Agreement Requirements and Bid Protests

How to Avoid Costly Teaming Agreement Mistakes in a Bid Protest When submitting a government proposal, you may choose to submit a teaming agreement to show evidence of relationships with another subcontractor. Yet, a question arises in a bid protest whether your teaming agreements were sufficiently evaluated by the Source Selection Authority (SSA). … Read more »

DOD Small Business Agreement & Government Contract Teaming Agreements

DOD small business agreements and contracts, especially teaming agreement contracts, are commonplace in today’s federal marketplace. Government DOD contracts get larger and more complex. Small companies cannot keep up with the increased resources that it takes to bid for and perform more major federal contracts. As a result, small businesses seek out other… Read more »

Is Your Teaming Agreement An Enforceable Contract?

Is Your Company Using a Generic Teaming Agreement Template? Beware. Under FAR 9.6, government contractors can submit bids using teaming agreements that allow subcontractors to perform under the upcoming contract. This strategy is beneficial for at least two reasons. First, small businesses can use this strategy to reach larger projects because the… Read more »

Avoid SDVOSB Joint Venture Agreement Mistakes

Qualifying under the Code of Federal Regulations 13 CFR 125.18 as an SDVOSB Joint Venture  agreement means that you must first qualify as an SDVOSB. Although this seems obvious, there are cases where small businesses submitted government bids with  SDVOSB Joint Venture agreements and lost when challenged by the competition in a… Read more »

Business Partnership Agreements

A business partnership agreement in Colorado is a necessary document for start-up companies. Having this important contract between business partners can reduce the need for expensive litigation. It can also serve as a reminder between partners of their obligations to each other and to the business. 48% of business partners… Read more »

Government Contractor Teaming Contracts & Arrangements

Beware of Improperly Drafted Government Contractor Team Arrangements  Small business team arrangements are becoming hot topics with small business set aside awards.  Knowing how and when to use a teaming agreement vs a joint venture agreement is essential when submitting bids. One of the first issues to confuse small businesses when… Read more »

SBA Affiliation Rules & Joint Venture Agreements

Despite the SBA’s new affiliation rules reducing the possibility of affiliation, small businesses must still be aware of the costly legal mistakes made during the bidding process as well as day-today operations.  Your company can lose government contracts if correctly challenged in a small business size protest. Companies consistently run… Read more »