Contractor Teaming Agreement Best Practices

Applying contractor teaming agreement best practices can create a great tool to “get your foot in the door” in Federal government contracting.  As best practices for small business success in government contracting, they are vital when bidding for substantially large contracts, such as federal government agency projects.  However, federal contractors should… 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 »

SBA Joint Venture Advantages & Disadvantages

In government contracting, 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, the real question is what impact (positive or negative) does having a joint venture relationship bring to your business…. Read more »

8a Set Aside Contracting Versus HUBZone Contracts

There is still great confusion between small businesses about 8a sole source and 8a set aside contracts versus HUB Zone contracts set-aside requirements. 8a set asides are a powerful tool for agencies to achieve small business and small disadvantaged business contracting goals. When challenging the agency’s decision, contractors should beware of the rules of… Read more »

Contractor Teaming Agreement vs Joint Venture

The subtle difference between using a contractor 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… Read more »

SBA Size Appeal and Determinations of Common Management and Control

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 »

SBA Definition of Affiliation

Does Your Teaming Agreement Avoid the SBA Definition of Affiliation? When small businesses become subject to the SBA affiliation of 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… Read more »

How to Submit a Joint Venture With Government Contracts Proposals

Understanding the rules when submitting a joint venture business proposals 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 joint venture with government… Read more »

Disadvantages and Advantages of Joint Venture Agreements

Although the SBA has new rules addressing joint venture agreements and affiliation, if you have a JV agreement that does not meet the regulatory requirements, your company can still be affiliated and lose the contract. In federal government contracting, there are many advantages for entering into a joint venture agreement (JV). However, there… Read more »