SBA Affiliation Definition Identity of Interest

Common Management & Identity of Interest Common management and identity of interest involve complex  SBA affiliation regulations, that if violated can impact your ability to bid on future government contracts. Issues commonly arise in size protests or during the initial 8a certification application process.  The following are pointers derived from the SBA. A basic… Read more »

Ostensible Subcontractor Rule: Primary and Vital Contract Requirements

Ostensible Definition Under the government’s Ostensible Subcontractor Rule, subcontractor is defined as ostensible when it is actually performing the primary and vital requirements of the contract, or when the prime contractor is unusually reliant upon the subcontractor, the two firms are affiliated for purposes of the procurement at issue. 13… Read more »

Filing SBA NAICs Size Standards Protest Dos and Don’ts

Protesting the SBA NAICs Codes size standard for a government contract can be tricky. This is especially true when there are differences between the amount of labor required and the overall cost of the contract. Both the SBA and Agency Do Make Mistakes with the Business NAICS Codes Listing NAICS Code Size… Read more »

Protesting CICA Rule of Two Small Business Set Aside Cases

Avoid Costly Mistakes Protesting CICA Small Business Set Aside Decisions and SBA Rule of Two If you are considering protesting agencies’ small business set asides and their application of the SBA Rule of Two small business rules at GAO or Court of Federal Claims, you should be aware that this can be a… Read more »

GAO Protest Regulations — Interested Party Legal Definition

Who is an Interested Party? The Federal Circuit borrowed this definition from the Competition in Contracting Act, which “explicitly defines the term ‘interested party’ as ‘an actual or prospective bidder or offeror whose direct economic interest would be affected by the award of the contract or by failure to award… Read more »

SBA Affiliation Rules Identity of Interest

SBA affiliation rules and identity of interest challenges can be complex and confusing. A common dispute arises when your competition files an SBA small business size appeal due to identity of interest. As a common practice, SBA affiliation rules should not simply focus on whether the qualified member alone could control the… Read more »

SBA Small Business Size Standard and Size Protest Requirements

According to the SBA small business size protest requirements, filing a challenge against your competitor must be approached with caution. Many small businesses lose out on the potential to recapture substantial amounts of government contract revenues due to lack of understanding of the small business size protest rules. If you file… Read more »

Technical Writing and Important Proposal Approach Considerations

Importance of Your Technical Proposal When bidding on any federal government contract, your technical proposal generally carries the most weight. This section of the bid must detail your approach to various aspects of the solicitation’s requirements including staffing, understanding the requirements and providing detail that explains how you will actually perform… Read more »