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 »

Responsibility Determinations & Business Ethics Bid Protests

Getting non responsibility determinations can cripple your chances of winning a federal government contract. For example, when you submit a government proposal, your past experiences can sometimes take a toll on whether you get the award. More specifically, when the agency issues a non responsibility determination under the FAR for past… Read more »

Government Procurement Fraud Defense to False Claims Act

Government procurement fraud litigation has escalated over the past few years due to the increased government oversight. A particular target of federal procurement law is the federal False Claims Act. 28 USC 2514. To prevail under section 2514, the government must “establish by clear and convincing evidence that the contractor knew… Read more »

FAR 52.219 14 – Limitations on Subcontracting Rule Tips

Avoid Costly Mistakes Under the FAR 52.219-14 Limitations on Subcontracting Clause & 13 CFR 125.6 Submitting a proposal to the federal government implies that you will comply with the new FAR limitations on subcontracting rules or small business set aside percentage of work such as 13 CFR 125.6 and FAR 52.219-14. Under the… Read more »

Small Business SBA Size Protest Requirements

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

SBA Mentor Protege Joint Venture Rules 13 CFR 124.513 & 13 CFR 125.9

Failure to Follow SBA Mentor Protege Joint Venture Rules 13 CFR 124.513 and 13 CFR 125.9 Can Cost You the Contract. Get Help Positioning Your Company for GSA’s OASIS UNRESTRICTED Contract Program. The Small Business Administration SBA 8a Mentor Protege Program Joint Venture rules have significant power when applied to… 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 »