SBA Contractual Joint Venture Rules & SBA Approval

Are you complying with the joint-venture-contractual-agreement-and-sba-approval Many companies lose out on lucrative SBA JV contracts (jv agreement) because they fail to meet the expressed terms of the solicitation requirements. Government Requests for Proposal (RFP) are sometimes set aside for 8(a) BD program participants. An important aspect that potential bidders must… Read more »

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 »

Challenging FAR 52.219-9 Small Business Subcontracting Plan Requirements

What is the Best Approach to Challenge the Requirements Under FAR 52.219-9? Minimize the Chance of Noncompliance and Contract Termination FAR 52.219-9 small business subcontracting plan requirements are frequently seen in solicitations from the federal government. The underlying reason is to advance opportunities for small businesses in larger contracts. Contractors… Read more »

Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business SDVOSB Fraud

In service-disabled veteran-owned SDVOSB fraud cases, and as a result of Public Law 109-461, the VA is authorized to award SDVOSB sole source contracts and/or set aside contracts for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB). From 01/01/2008 to 09/30/2014, the VA OIG Office of Investigations indicted 44 individuals/companies; arrested 40 individuals;… Read more »

SBA Meaning and Definition of Affiliation

Does Your Teaming Agreement Avoid the SBA Definition of Affiliation? When small businesses become subject to the SBA definition of affiliation, 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… Read more »

Joint Venture Advantages and Disadvantages (Pros and Cons)

Although the SBA has new rules addressing joint venture agreements and affiliation, if you have a JV agreement that does not meet the regulatory requirements, your company can still be affiliated and lose the contract. Learn more about the pros and cons. In federal government contracting, there are many joint… Read more »

Strategic Alliance Small Business Joint Ventures

Small businesses continue to use joint ventures as a strategic alliance to get larger government contracts.  There are various advantages and disadvantages of forming venture relationships. There are also specific rules that govern these alliances. Yet  small businesses continue to lose larger contracts due to increasing amounts of small business size… Read more »

Government Procurement Fraud & Termination for Default

Government procurement fraud can arise in a variety of situations. A common example occurs during the bidding phase when offerors submit untruthful information in efforts to secure a government contract, or in other situations, to get admitted into a program administered by the Small Business Administration. In the case of… Read more »

Joint Venture Rules & Definition for Small Businesses

Under federal procurement rules, the small business joint venture definition in government contracting means “an association of individuals and/or concerns with interests in any degree or proportion by way of contract, express or implied, consorting to engage in and carry out no more than three specific or limited-purpose business ventures… Read more »