One of the primary benefits offered by the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) mentor-protégé programs is the ability to operate outside the normal rules governing affiliation.  Generally speaking, SBA allows
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Small business owners must always be mindful of what it means to be “small” in the world of government contracting.  After all, losing that small business size status means losing
Continue Reading Eye on Affiliation: The Ostensible Subcontractor Rule

For small business government contractors, the question of affiliation should always be at the top of the list of priorities.  A finding of affiliation between your business and another business
Continue Reading Contractor Compliance Update: Mentor-Protégé Agreement Must Be Approved to Avoid Affiliation

The future is now for government contractors.  A new Small Business Administration (SBA) regulation finalizes the long-anticipated expansion of the small business mentor-protégé program.  This major policy shift vastly
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For small businesses, understanding the Small Business Administration’s rules concerning affiliation is vital for establishing and maintaining a certain size threshold.  Relationships that are deemed too close by the SBA
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