The SBA’s All Small Mentor-Protégé program offers a tremendous opportunity for participants to pursue set-aside contracts as joint venture partners. But misunderstandings and misconceptions about how SBA mentor-protégé joint ventures work are pervasive.
One very common misconception is that the SBA must pre-approve a mentor-protégé joint venture. In most cases, that’s not so. In a recent bid protest decision, even the GAO appeared a little confused, repeatedly mentioning SBA approval of a joint venture even though no such approval was required for the contract in question.
It happened again this morning. I was at a government contracts conference (which was great, by the way), and stepped away from my trade show booth for a few minutes.
While I was gone, someone stole one of my display copies of Government Contracts Joint Ventures, our new GovCon Handbook. It’s not the first time a display copy of one of my books has been pilfered at an industry event. Why do people keep stealing my books at government contracts conferences?
I am excited to announce the publication of Government Contracts Joint Ventures, the first in a new series of new government contracting guides we’re calling “Koprince Law LLC GovCon Handbooks.” Packed with easy-to-understand examples and written in plain English, Government Contracts Joint Ventures should help you maximize your understanding of this important option for pursuing federal contracts.
What does the Handbook contain? I’m glad you asked.