November 22, 2019

For many small businesses, forming a joint venture ("JV") can be a great way to compete for larger government contracts.  Indeed, combining technical capabilities or past performance can unlock revenue for JV members.  Yet, with all of the upside, there are some issues that can be particularly troublesome. 

As noted in an earlier post, one area that can be particularly thorny for small business JV's is facility security clearances.  But, the rosebush d...

November 21, 2019

As many small business government contractors know, forming a joint venture ("JV") can be a great way to compete for government contracts.  Indeed, combining technical capabilities or past performance can unlock revenue not otherwise available to each JV member individually.  Yet, with all of the upside, there are some issues that can hinder a JV's chances of success.  

One area that can be particularly thorny is facility security clearances ("FCL").  For exampl...

May 2, 2019

SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) decision regarding the eligibility of an SDVOSB joint venture (JV) provides cautionary reminder: keep your JV agreements (JVA) up to date.

Though short, this Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) protest highlights a critical item for JV's––the JVA. Here, while the JVA was drafted before the procurement, OHA still found that it did not meet SBA's regulations as it was silent on the instant procurement.

For example, the JVA didn't "'[i]temiz[e] all ma...

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Welcome to GovConJudicata an informational blog/website focusing on government contracts issues, including bid protests (e.g., GAO, COFC), claims, disputes, SBA matters, compliance, regulatory, and cyber (e.g., DFARS, NIST SP 800-171, CMMC).

GovConJudicata is published by Joshua Duvall, managing partner at Matross Edwards, a law firm providing government contracts and cybersecurity legal services to small and mid-sized businesses.

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