Small Business

What is a Consortium in the GovCon World?

Posted on March 11, 2021
A consortium is defined in Websters dictionary as “an agreement, combination, or group (as of companies) formed to undertake an enterprise beyond the resources of any one member.” A consortium in the Government contracts world is formed for a similar reason but is an organized group that consists of members in the form of...
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How Does the SBA Determine Affiliation?

Posted on February 25, 2021
A “small business concern” is eligible for certain Federal programs, including the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program, and for certain Federal contracts and subcontracts.  Often times, the question of whether your business qualifies as small is a straightforward question of your revenue, or how many employees you have.  This article introduces the concept of affiliation,...
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Coverage Corner – Case Analysis: Henderson Road Restaurant Systems, Inc. v. Zurich

Posted on February 23, 2021
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All Small Mentor-Protégé Program

Posted on February 18, 2021
The All Small Mentor-Protégé Program (“All Small”) is a small business development program administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”).  Through this program, a small business can team up with a large business and use the large business’s experience and resources, to aid in their own development and to assist their entry into...
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8(a) Business Development Program

The Minority Small Business and Capital Ownership Development Program—commonly known as the “8(a) Program”—provides participating small businesses with training, technical assistance, and contracting opportunities in the form of set-aside and sole-source awards. The SBA administers the 8(a) Program.  Eligibility for the program is generally limited to small businesses “unconditionally owned and controlled by one...
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COFC: Government Must Conduct Rule of Two Analysis Before It Uses IDIQs

Posted on February 4, 2021
Every small business government contractor is familiar with the Rule of Two —it is the longstanding axiom of federal procurement law that an agency must conduct market research to determine whether there is a “reasonable expectation” that least two responsible small businesses will submit offers at fair market prices in response to a government solicitation...
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