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 »

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 »

SBA Small Business Size Protest Requirements

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