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 »

Contractor Responsibility Determination

Recently, many federal bidders have experienced an adverse contractor responsibility when the agency evaluates their proposal. Challenging the agency’s nonresponsibility determination can be tricky in a bid protest. The core issue of contention occurs when the contracting officer issues a negative determination of responsibility because the proposal was technically unacceptable…. Read more »