Filing or Intervening SBA Small Business Size Protests

Oftentimes government contractors may want to file SBA size standards protest because they have reason to believe that the awardee does not meet the definition of a small business. However, given the short deadlines, companies have a difficult time explaining why the competitor is not a small business. This procedural requirement… Read more »

SBA Size Appeal and Determinations of Common Management and Control

In the recent case of SBA Size Appeal of Medical Comfort Systems, Inc., and B&B Medical Services, Inc., SBA No. SIZ-5640 (2015), OHA found that the Area Office correctly determined that common management and past affiliation between firms had ended well before the date for determining size and that identity of interest… Read more »

SBA Affiliation Definition

Does Your Teaming Agreement Avoid the SBA Affiliation Definition? You Can be Exposed to Criminal Liability If DOJ Investigates You. Some SBA affiliation rules and decisions can surprise you. If you are the awardee you want to be able to offer sound legal arguments why the protestor’s allegations of affiliation… Read more »

SBA Size Protest Family Relationship & Identity of Interest

Often times, small businesses enter into family relationships that can impact the SBA Size standards application. When competitors challenge a government contract award in an SBA size protest, the analysis will usually be conducted under an Identity of Interest and family relationship basis. Companies that do not understand these rules can find… Read more »

SBA Size Protest Timeliness

Meeting SBA size protest timeliness requirements can be a problem when you are not sure when the clock actually starts.  More importantly, filing an untimely size protest can eliminate your opportunity for a second chance at a government project.   In many situations, because there is confusion about when the… Read more »

SBA Affiliation Definition Common Management & Identity of Interest

SBA Common management and identity of interest disputes in size protest cases involve complex  SBA affiliation regulations, that if violated can impact your ability to bid on future government contracts. The following are pointers derived from the SBA. A basic understanding can help you avoid costly mistakes, such as common management… Read more »

SBA Affiliation Rules Identity of Interest 13 CFR 121.103

Small Business Administration and SBA affiliation rules regarding identity of interest challenges can be complex and confusing when litigating in a small business size protest case. Governed under 13 CFR 121.103, affiliation in federal procurement and  SBA regulations can be found under a variety of circumstances. For example, a major… Read more »

SBA Small Business Size Protest Requirements

Avoid costly mistakes that can cost you tens of thousands in small business size protest litigation. Theodore P. Watson, Esq –  Government Contracts and SBA Bid Protest Lawyer According to the SBA small business size protest requirements, filing a bid protest against your competitor must be approached with caution. On… Read more »