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. The SBA has a strong presumption of affiliation when you are doing business with other family members. Your first… Read more »

Technical Proposal Writing and Important Bid Tender Approaches & Considerations

Importance of Your Technical Proposal Writing Approach When bidding on any federal government contract, your technical proposal writing approach 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… Read more »

Total Small Business Set Aside Rules & Bid Protests

Avoid Costly Legal Mistakes When Challenging Total Small Business Set Aside Decisions by the Government In Bid Protests. If you are selling products or services to the federal government, then you may already know that procurement law provides for very strict rules about small business set aside decisions. However, many contracting agencies… Read more »

Newly Organized Concern Rule & Affiliation Small Business Size Protests

Under the Newly Organized Concern Rule, when filing or defending an SBA Small Business Size Protest, government contractors must be aware of the nuances and landmines awaiting them. The newly organized concern rule consists of four required elements:   (1) the former officers, directors, principal stockholders, managing members, or key… Read more »

Technical Proposal Writing Mistakes in Government Contracts

Lack of Crucial Technical Proposal Writing Information Can Cost You the Contract Technical proposals that introduce involvement or parent companies will be heavily scrutinized by government contracting agencies. Even when you are proposing larger subcontractors you still have to meet certain proposal inclusions to get a favorable rating. There are… Read more »

Bid Protests & Contractor Teaming Agreement Requirements

How to Avoid Costly Contractor Teaming Agreement Mistakes in a Bid Protest When submitting a government proposal, you may choose to submit a contractor teaming agreement to show evidence of relationships with another subcontractor. Yet, a question arises in a bid protest whether your teaming agreements were sufficiently evaluated by the Source Selection… Read more »