Affiliation Issues in 8a Contracting 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 Meaning & Ostensible Definition

Many small businesses that are doing business with the federal government have probably heard of SBA affiliation rules but never really pay attention to it. The reality it can be a very dangerous weapon when your competition files a small business size protest to the SBA alleging ostensible subcontractor affiliation… Read more »

Meeting the SBA Mentor Definition

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