SBA Joint Venture Definition and Meaning

Is your company a qualified joint venture (JV) under SBA regulations? Understand the rules and get your company better positioned when bidding on federal government contracts. Improper joint venture relationships can lead to affiliation and contracts being revoked. In some situations, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has brought criminal charges… Read more »

Federal Government Contracts & SBA Minority Owned Business Certification Basics

In federal government contracting to have a minority-owned business enterprise (MBE) can have its advantages. However, there are strict guidelines to follow with minority-owned business government contracts. There are also severe consequences for not following SBA minority-owned business certification rules.  Many people make the mistake of believing that the only… Read more »

SBA OHA Now Has Jurisdiction to Hear VA SDVOSB Status Cases

In December 2015, the Small Business Administration Office of Hearings and Appeals (SBA OHA) decided a case and ruled that it did not have jurisdiction to hear a size appeal of the SBA’ Area Office Size Determination. The procurement was a VA SDVOSB set aside but the protestor had no… Read more »

SBA Negative Control Definition 13 CFR 121.103

Does Your SBA Operating Agreement Comply With the Rules Under 13 CFR 121.103? If Not, You Can Lose Your Contract. When making size determinations and affiliation under the negative control definition for small businesses, the SBA not only looks at finding actual control over the protested business but also whether a non-disadvantaged… Read more »

SBA Joint Venture Agreement Rules and SBA Approval

Are you complying with Federal Joint Venture Regulations?   Many companies lose out on lucrative SBA joint venture contracts (JV agreement) because they fail to meet the expressed terms of the solicitation requirements and policy of joint agreement relationships. Government Requests for Proposal are sometimes set aside for 8(a) BD program… Read more »

SBA Joint Venture Advantages and Disadvantages (Pros and Cons)

Understand how SBA joint venture pros and cons can impact your federal contract. In government contracting, small businesses often execute generic joint venture agreement templates without clearly understanding the applicable rules and the liability attached.  Although there are many small business joint venture advantages and disadvantages, the real question is… Read more »