Compliance With SBA Ban on Populated Joint Ventures

The SBA has made it clear that populated joint venture government contracts 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… Read more »

Are You Meeting SBA HUBZone Joint Venture Rules Under 13 CFR 126.616?

Theodore P. Watson, Esq. Historically Underutilized Business Zones / HUBZone joint venture rules are very specific and can be complex. The Small Business Administration (SBA) has initiated some new twists to the joint venture regulations that your company should be aware of.  Failure to follow them can lead a small business… Read more »

SBA Affiliation Meaning & Ostensible Definition

Why is Affiliation an Important Issue in federal government contracting? Awarded contracts are frequently taken away becuase your company no longer meets the small business legal definition. Your competitor will often initiate a small business size protest and claim that your relationship  with another business, usually a teaming partner or subcontractor,… 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 Guidance – SBA Affiliation Rules

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