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 »

SBA Certification Benefits & 8a Program Advantages

Small businesses seeking to take the company to another level should consider the various SBA 8a certification benefits and advantages. With the right information about the government contracting process when agencies purchase your specific services or products, your company can often reach a level that the traditional commercial sector may not… Read more »

Difference Between Teaming Agreement vs Joint Ventures

The subtle difference between using a contractor teaming agreement vs joint venture is that a teaming contract essentially identifies the prime contractor and subcontractor relationship and discusses the roles of each to the government during the bidding and evaluation process.  by contrast, in a joint venture (JV) arrangement, the entity… Read more »

SBA Definition of Affiliation

Does Your Teaming Agreement Avoid the SBA Definition of Affiliation? When small businesses become subject to the SBA affiliation definition, there is generally a government bid submitted where there are teaming agreements or joint venture agreement relationships. Having improper relationships can cause companies to lose the contract and income for their… Read more »

Joint Venture Business Proposals for Government Contracts

Understanding the joint venture rules when submitting a JV business proposals for government contracts can be very tricky. Although the FAR allows for this type of relationship, companies submitting a bid proposal must be very aware of the underlying affiliation rules that frequently apply.  When small businesses enter into joint venture… Read more »

SBA Fraud Cases – Defending Government Contract Fraud Allegations

SBA OIG and Other Investigations Agencies Step Up SBA Fraud Cases for 8a Government Contracts The Eastern District Court bought the gravel down on two federal contractor executives for SBA 8a small business fraud and abusing the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8a contracting program to obtain more than $31 million in… Read more »

Complying With SBA 8a Annual Review Requirements

Failure to Meet SBA 8a Program Annual Requirements Can Get You Terminated from the Program. Small businesses often find themselves subject to the termination because of failure to comply with 8a Annual Review requirements. ‘This is a very strict requirement. Unless participants get an expressed extension from the SBA, there… Read more »

SBA 8a Certification Eligibility Criteria & How to Get 8a Status

Overcoming the SBA’s 8a certification eligibility requirements is a way for small businesses to increase their ability to obtain federal government contracts.  Being 8a certified opens many doors for you and your business. However, it is crucial to make sure that 8a application meets all of the requires.  Common mistakes… Read more »

HUBZone Certification & HUBZone Requirements

How to Get SBA HUBZone Certified Having SBA HUBZone certification opens many doors for you as a contractor.  It is important to understand the requirements that you must fulfill in a proposal submission and what is owed to you by the government in a request for proposal.  HUBZone stands for… Read more »