Compliance With SBA Ban on Populated Joint Ventures

The SBA has made it clear that populated joint ventures will no longer be allowed. This change came about when the SBA issued its final rule about the Mentor Protégé Program. The new unpopulated joint venture rule says that when a joint venture is formed as a separate legal entity… Read more »

GAO Sustains Protest For Improper Joint Venture Past Performance Evaluation

Avoid Costly Mistakes When Submitting 8(a) Joint Venture Past Performance  GAO protests continue to surface because of improper past performance evaluation of proposals. In a recent case, GAO sustained a protest because NASA considered the awardee’s past performance.  There was no record of actual performance. The problem was that the solicitation stated that NASA would not… Read more »

SDVOSB Joint Venture Definition 13 CFR 125

Avoid SDVOSB Joint Venture Mistakes in 13 CFR 125 with Federal Contracts 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. Getting the best guidance about the rules can put your company in a strong… Read more »

Proposal Joint Venture Requirements & Federal Government Contracts

Small businesses considering submitting a joint venture  proposal for federal government contracts must be aware of certain legal landmines when bidding. The most important aspect of using a JV business relationship is to avoid affiliation while making sure that the joint venture agreement meets statutory requirements. Small businesses that are 8(a)… Read more »

8a Joint Venture Partnership Agreement and SBA Approval Requirements

VMake Sure That Your 8(a) Joint Venture Agreement Gets Approved Before Contract Award Many companies lose out on lucrative joint venture contracts because they fail to meet the expressed terms of the solicitation requirements. Government Requests for Proposal (RFP) are sometimes set aside for 8(a) BD program participants. An important… Read more »

SBA Joint Venture Advantages and Disadvantages

Small businesses often execute generic joint venture agreement templates without clearly understanding the applicable rules and the liability attached.  Although there are many joint venture advantages and disadvantages, an advantage of forming a joint venture is that under new SBA rules, small businesses can avoid affiliation if they follow certain… Read more »

Difference Between Teaming Agreement vs Joint Venture Contracts

The subtle difference between using a teaming agreement vs joint venture agreement is that a teaming contract 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 entities…. Read more »