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 »

How to Structure Contractor Teaming Arrangements

When it comes to structuring contractor teaming arrangements, the economy has become more challenging to small business owners. Government contracting is also becoming more challenging and hard to bid.  However, survivors are aggressively finding teaming partners to perform those federal projects that are left. The focus on teaming arrangements in federal contracts… Read more »

SBA 8a Termination

An  SBA 8(a)termination or graduation appeal is an appeal from an 8(a) BD termination or graduation determination, made by the Director, Office of Business Development (CFR 124.301-304). A small business can be terminated early from the 8(a) Program for situations such as: noncompliance of the reporting criteria; failure to maintain the business… Read more »

SBA 8a Program Eligibility Requirements – Getting 8a Status

The 8a Certification Program is a nine-year business development program that allows a small economically and socially disadvantaged business with 8a status to participate and have access to government contracts. 8a program eligibility requirements are heavily regulated and applicants seeking to get 8(a) certified must carefully review their information before sending to the… Read more »

Getting Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Contracts

When it comes to getting service disabled veteran owned SDVOSB small business contracts, the Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999 (Public Law 106-50) established an annual government-wide goal of not less than 3% of the total value of all prime contract and subcontract awards for participation by small business… Read more »