Affiliation Issues in 8a Contracting and Native American Contracting

Native American contracting still has its ups and downs. SBA OHA is still faced with subcontractor affiliation appeals despite what some may consider easy to understand rules under 13 CFR 121.103. As recently as April 2017, the Small Business Administration (SBA) found Olgoonik Diversified Services, LLC to be affiliated due… 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 »

8a Set Aside Contracting Versus HUBZone Contracts Program

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… Read more »