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 »

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 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 understanding can help you avoid costly… 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 »

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 Definition – What is a Joint Venture (JV)?

Failing to Comply With SBA Joint Venture 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 federal contracting. In government contracting, the Small Business Administration (SBA)… Read more »

Joint Ventures – Agreement and Contents 13 CFR 124.510

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 »