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

Applying the right Joint Venture Strategy can increase business revenues by at least 30% 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, applying the rules up from can greatly minimize the… Read more »

8a Set Aside Contracts Versus HUBZone Contracts

There is still great confusion between small businesses about 8a sole source and 8a set aside contracts versus HUBZone 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 engagement…. Read more »

Difference Between Teaming Agreement & Joint Venture Agreement

The subtle difference between using a teaming agreement and a joint venture agreement is that a teaming agreement 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 SBA Meaning of Affiliation? When small businesses become subject to the SBA affiliation 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 their respective… Read more »

Joint Venture Requirements for Government Contracts

Understanding the rules when submitting a joint venture proposal 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 a joint venture agreement, they… Read more »

Joint Venture Advantages and Disadvantages

In federal government contracting, there are many advantages for entering into a joint venture agreement (JV). However, there are some joint venture disadvantages that can cripple a company. Small businesses especially have to be aware of the tricky rules and laws that impact joint venture relationships. When making your decision to enter into JV… Read more »

Strategic Alliance Small Business Joint Ventures

Small businesses continue to use joint ventures as a strategic alliance to get larger government contracts.  There are various advantages and disadvantages of forming venture relationships. There are also specific rules that govern these alliances. Yet  small businesses continue to lose larger contracts due to increasing amounts of small business size… Read more »