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Developing a sound contractual joint venture agreement relationship requires due diligence. Compliance with complex statutory regulations and avoiding potential affiliation issues under the SBA JV & Joint Venture Agreement Lawyersexceptions to joint venture agreement law can be problematic for federal government contractors. When bidding on new government bids, companies often use a joint venture agreement contract in their proposals. However, competitors will often file a small business size protest to challenge the relationship. Although there may be an SBA- approved joint venture agreement contract, appeal courts have still found affiliation between contractors.

With law offices in Washington, D.C. and Colorado, the joint venture agreement lawyers at Watson & Associates, LLC frequently provide concise and structured legal advice to clients throughout the United States when drafting and entering into subcontractor relationships. Our goal is to help clients to avoid legal pitfalls with JV agreement affiliation, statutory compliance and aggressively representing the parties when there are contract disputes.

Avoid Affiliation With SBA JV Agreements: Often in size determination disputes the SBA can find general affiliation under 13 CFR 124.513 between the parties of a JV agreement. If the partnership contract relationship is longstanding or if there is unusual contractual dependence between the partners, courts tend to find affiliation. In addition to simply having a joint venture agreement executed, our lawyers help small businesses to be aware of the impact of exclusivity agreements and long-term relationships regarding the “three in two rule” under the SBA regulations.

Does Your JV Agreement Meet the Exception to Affiliation? Although using a qualified joint venture partner is standard practice in government contracting, the SBA can still find small businesses affiliated based on a joint venture relationship unless an exception applies.  Government contractors entering a joint venture contract or partnership contract outside of the SBA 8(a) Program must still meet the requirements of 13 C.F.R. § 124.513(c) to get the benefit of any exception.

Help With Government Contracting Proposals: When companies are seeking gain the advantage of using a JV agreement in bid proposals, our government contracting attorneys provide legal advice and guidance with size standard requirements and compliance with regulations involving SBA Mentor Protégé arrangements. 

Understand the rules before forming a joint venture agreement contract under SBA rules: Our lawyers help clients to understand the various nuances of mentor protégé and joint venture agreement rules. This includes populated and unpopulated JV agreements.

Appealing SBA Rejection of Your Joint Venture Agreement: Sometimes you may find that the SBA rejects your joint venture agreement contract. However, OHA does not have jurisdiction over the SBA’s rejection of the agreement until the contracting agency has identified the offeror as the apparent successful offeror.” 13 C.F.R. § 121.1004(e). Our lawyers can help you to assess the specific facts so that your do not spend unnecessary legal fees in a useless appeal.

Call our Government Contract & SBA  JV Agreement Lawyers

If you are a small business seeking to draft a joint venture agreement contract to meet SBA rules under 13 CFR 124.513 and federal partnership contract laws, call our government contract lawyers s at 1-866-601-5518 for a free initial consultation.