SBA All Small Mentor Protege Program Rules ASMPP 13 CFR 124.520?

 To better understand what is a mentor under the SBA All Small Mentor Protege Program (ASMPP), it might be useful to understand the underlying reason for the program. The purpose of the SBA’s Mentor Protege Program is for the Mentor to enhance and improve the protégé’s capabilities. Under 13 CFR… 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 »

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 Cases

In service-disabled veteran-owned small business 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… 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 »

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 of joint venture arrangements in federal procurement. In… 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 »