Make Sure That Your Joint Venture Contractual Agreement Gets Approved Before Contract Award Government Requests for Proposal (RFP) are sometimes set aside for 8(a) BD program participants. An important aspect that potential bidders must look out for is the specific language that “If the procurement is to be awarded through… Read more »

Making the right choice can increase business revenues by at least 30% Small businesses often execute joint venture agreements without clearly understanding the applicable rules and joint venture advantages and disadvantages. To make matters worse, the Small Business Administration (SBA) recently modified the joint regulations. The goal is to decrease… Read more »

There is still great confusion between small businesses about 8a set aside contracts versus HUBZone contracts set-aside requirements. 8a set asides are a powerful tool for agencies to achieve small business and small disadvantaged business contracting goals. An 8a set aside can be facilitated as a sole source or competitive acquisition. When… Read more »

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

In the recent case of SBA Size Appeal of Medical Comfort Systems, Inc., and B&B Medical Services, Inc., SBA No. SIZ-5640 (2015), OHA found that the Area Office correctly determined that past affiliation between firms had ended well before the date for determining size and that identity of interest analysis did not… Read more »

Does Your Teaming Agreement Avoid SBA Meaning of Affiliation? When small businesses become subject to the SBA affiliation definition, there is generally a government bid submitted where there are teaming agreements or joint venture agreement relationships.  Having improper relationships can cause companies to lose the contract and income for their respective… Read more »

Understanding the rules when submitting a joint venture proposal for government contracts can be very tricky. Although the FAR allows for this type of relationship, companies submitting a bid proposal must be very aware of the underlying affiliation rules that frequently apply.  When small businesses enter into a joint venture agreement, they… Read more »

In federal government contracting, there are many advantages for entering into a joint venture agreement (JV). However, there are some joint venture disadvantages that can cripple a company. Small businesses especially have to be aware of the tricky rules and laws that impact joint venture relationships. When making your decision to enter into JV… Read more »

The Eastern District Court bought the gravel down on two federal contractor executives for SBA 8a small business fraud and abusing the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8a contracting program to obtain more than $31 million in contracts unlawfully. See case where defendants were sentenced to 27 and 15 months in prison…. Read more »

Small businesses continue to use joint ventures as a strategic alliance to get larger government contracts.  There are various advantages and disadvantages of forming venture relationships. There are also specific rules that govern these alliances. Yet  small businesses continue to lose larger contracts due to increasing amounts of small business size… Read more »