SBA Sets Record Straight On Mentor Protege Program 13 CFR 125.9

Federal government contractors interested in participating in the SBA’s mentor protege program may want to get acquainted the new rules. There some slight twists to the SBA’s new regulations that both mentors and proteges should be familiar with Under 13 CFR 125.9. Although simply put in the regulations, it is… Read more »

Affiliation Issues in 8a Contracts and Native American Contracting

Native American contracting still has its ups and downs. SBA OHA is still faced with subcontractor affiliation appeals despite what some may consider easy to understand rules under 13 CFR 121.103. As recently as April 2017, the Small Business Administration (SBA) found Olgoonik Diversified Services, LLC to be affiliated due… Read more »

SBA Affiliation – Ostensible Meaning & Definition

SBA Federal Minority Owned Business Certification

Why is Affiliation an Important Issue? SBA determines whether an entity qualifies as a small business concern by counting its receipts, employees, or another measure including those of all its domestic and foreign affiliates, regardless of whether the affiliates are organized for profit. 13 CFR 121.103(a)(6). Many small companies have… Read more »

Meeting the Mentor Definition of the SBA

Many small businesses think about getting into the SBA Mentor- Protégé Program. However, as either a mentor or protégé, they must first meet the SBA mentor definition. The program is in place to help small businesses to be able to secure federal government projects with the aid of a business… Read more »

SBA Issues Important New Small Business Affiliation Rules

By virtue of congressional mandates, and under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the Small Business Administration (SBA) has made recent changes to various rules that regulate small business contracts including those set aside for designated SBA programs and the limitation on subcontracting. The highlights include mention of similarly situated… Read more »