SBA Joint Venture Business Definition for Small Contractors

Under federal procurement rules, the small business joint venture definition in government contracting means “an association of individuals and/or concerns with interests in any degree or proportion by way of contract, express or implied, consorting to engage in and carry out no more than three specific or limited-purpose business ventures… Read more »

SBA Affiliation Definition Identity of Interest

Common Management & Identity of Interest Common management and identity of interest involve complex  SBA affiliation regulations, that if violated can impact your ability to bid on future government contracts. Issues commonly arise in size protests or during the initial 8a certification application process.  The following are pointers derived from the SBA. A basic… Read more »

Past Performance Evaluation of Parent Companies And Bid Protests

Past performance evaluation of parent companies can sometimes go unnoticed by the government or bidders submitting proposals. There a certain allowances where a contractor can submit, and use past performance evaluations of parent companies. However, the starting point is to understand the general legal analysis for affiliation under procurement laws…. Read more »

SBA Mentor Protege Program & SBA Joint Venture Rules 13 CFR 124.513 & 13 CFR 121.103

SBA Mentor Protege Agreement and Small Business SBA Joint Venture Rules have significant power when applied to submitting proposals for federal government contracts (13 CFR 124.513). However, there are still situations where small businesses can make serious legal mistakes and give up lucrative federal contracts as a result.  The following SBA OHA decisions show that small… Read more »

DOD Small Business Agreement & Government Contract Teaming Agreements

DOD small business agreements and contracts, especially teaming agreement contracts, are commonplace in today’s federal marketplace. Government DOD contracts get larger and more complex. Small companies cannot keep up with the increased resources that it takes to bid for and perform more major federal contracts. As a result, small businesses seek out other… Read more »

SBA Joint Venture Agreement Definition & Meaning

Failing to Comply With SBA Joint Venture Agreement Definition and Affiliation Rules Can Cost You the Contract. The definition of joint venture means two or more businesses joining forces for a profit. The effort is generally targeted to a specific project. In government contracting, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is the… Read more »

Joint Ventures – Agreement and Contents 13 CFR124.510

Contents of a joint venture agreement are statutorily set for small businesses and 8(a)certified companies. If you are a small business in the SBA 8a certification program and thinking about entering a joint venture agreement with another company, there are a few things that you want to consider. Not only are the… Read more »

Government Subcontracting Information FAR 52.219-8

Who are government subcontractors? What are subcontracting limitation requirements. These are two of the basic questions for understand government subcontracting information and regulations about subcontractors. Under FAR 44.101. Generally, a subcontractor is a supplier, distributor, vendor or firm that furnishes supplies or services to the prime contractor or another subcontractor (tier)…. Read more »

SBA Affiliation Rules & Joint Venture Agreements

Despite the SBA’s new affiliation rules reducing the possibility of affiliation, small businesses must still be aware of the costly legal mistakes made during the bidding process as well as day-today operations.  Your company can lose government contracts if correctly challenged in a small business size protest. Companies consistently run… Read more »