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 »

SBA Joint Venture Definition

Failing to Comply With SBA Joint Venture Definition and Affiliation Rules Can Cost You the Contract.  The SBA definition of joint venture means two or more businesses joining forces for a profit. The effort is generally targeted to a specific project in federal contracting. In government contracting, the Small Business Administration… Read more »

SBA OHA Small Business Size Appeal – Totality of the Circumstances

Subcontractor Totality of the Circumstances Affiliation Test In Small Business Size Appeal Litigation at SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals Can be Very Tricky What the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals (SBAOHA) applies the totality of the circumstances test in small business size determination appeals and subcontractor size protests cases… Read more »

SBA Size Appeal Common Ownership Control

  Under SBA size appeal regulations, concerns are affiliated when one has the power to control the other, or when a third party has the power to control both. 13 CFR121.103(a)(1). If you own 50% or more of a concern, then there is strong chance that an SBA OHA Size appeal… Read more »

Size Appeals and The SBA Ostensible Subcontractor Rule

The SBA Ostensible Subcontractor Rule is a potent sword used to extinguish contract awards to government contractors. Small businesses must be extremely careful when submitting proposals that intend to use incumbent employees. This can be fertile ground for an SBA size appeal under the Ostensible Subcontractor Rule. The SBA Ostensible… Read more »

Contract Termination Claim Appeal

When a government contracting agency cancels a contract, you should not directly appeal the Board of Contract Appeals. You must first submit a claim under the Contract Disputes Act (CDA) and then request a final agency decision by the Contracting Officer. Only then does an appeal court have subject matter jurisdiction to… Read more »