Merger and Acquisition of Federal Contractors

After federal contractors acquire government contracts, some of them seek an exit strategy structuring a merger and acquisition of the company. However, when compared to the traditional commercial practice, when there are existing government contracts involved, buyers and sellers should beware. If you are contemplating joining your company with a… Read more »

Joint Venture Proposal Requirements & Federal Government Contract

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 Joint Venture Partnership Agreement and SBA Approval Requirements

VMake Sure That Your 8(a) Joint Venture Agreement Gets Approved Before Contract Award Many companies lose out on lucrative joint venture contracts because they fail to meet the expressed terms of the solicitation requirements. Government Requests for Proposal (RFP) are sometimes set aside for 8(a) BD program participants. An important… Read more »

SBA Joint Venture Advantages and Disadvantages

Applying the right Joint Venture Strategy can increase business revenues by at least 30% Small businesses often execute generic joint venture agreement templates without clearly understanding the applicable rules and the liability attached.  Although there are many joint venture advantages and disadvantages, applying the rules up from can greatly minimize the… Read more »

8a Certification Based on Ethnicity Bias and Immigration

When submitting your 8a certification application, meeting the social and economic disadvantaged status can be confusing. Understanding the legal requirements and statutes related to ethnicity, bias and immigration status in an essential part of getting your application approved. An individual claiming disadvantaged status on the basis of his or her ethnicity… Read more »

SBA 8a Certification Net Worth Requirement

When applying for your 8a certification, there is one common issue that sometimes confuses applicants. The question on whether you meet SBA 8a certification net worth requirements becomes complicated when there are second mortgages on the primary residence, etc. Although the 8a Program rules seem straightforward, applicants still have concerns about… Read more »

Termination From the 8(a) Program

Being in the unfortunate situation of being terminated from the 8(a) Program, you may still have various reasons to appeal the SBA decision. Understanding these reasons can impact your ability to continue getting the benefits of the Program. When Can the SBA Initiate Termination from the 8(a) Program? The SBA… Read more »