Little-Known Compliance Issues In SDVOSB Joint Ventures

Law360, New York (May 1, 2012, 3:48 PM EDT) -- Joint venturing is a popular option on federal set-aside contracts, and service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) contracts are no exception. But, as highlighted in three recent cases, SDVOSB joint ventures must satisfy compliance rules that are not necessarily evident from the plain language of the applicable regulations.

The first two cases, decided by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA), involve the SBA’s regulatory requirement that an SDVOSB joint venture agreement name an employee of the SDVOSB as the project manager. From...
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