What is a Joint Venture? SBA JV Definition and Meaning

The legal definition of a joint venture JV for purposes of a federal government contract is an arrangement where two or more companies enter into a JV relationship and partnership agreement for the sole purpose of bidding on and performing a government contract. Under the SBA definition, the joint venture… Read more »

GAO Sustains Protest For Improper Joint Venture Past Performance Evaluation

Avoid Costly Mistakes When Submitting 8(a) Joint Venture Past Performance  GAO protests continue to surface because of improper past performance evaluation of proposals. In a recent case, GAO sustained a protest because NASA considered the awardee’s past performance.  There was no record of actual performance. The problem was that the solicitation stated that NASA would not… Read more »

SBA Federal Minority Owned Business Certification

In federal government contracting to have a minority owned business enterprise (MBE) can have its advantages. However, there are strict guidelines to follow on how to become a minority owned business. There are also severe consequences for not following SBA minority business certification rules. One example of a minority-owned business enterprise is… Read more »

Native American Indian Incentive Program DFARS 252.226-7001

On of the most under-utilized tools in federal government contracting is the Native American  Indian Incentive Program (IIP). This program is sponsored by Congress and allows for a 5% rebate back to prime government contractors on amounts subcontracting to Native American Indian-Owned Companies. The Indian Incentive Program can reward federal… Read more »