1. Before awarding an 8 bis contract, SBA must approve, on behalf of the joint venture, a joint enterprise agreement. A participant may, at any time, submit a joint enterprise agreement to the SBA for approval, whether or not it is linked to a specific contract 8 (a). In May 2016, the SBA`s Small Business Size Regulations were amended to provide that a “joint venture with two or more companies may submit a small business offer for federal collection, subcontracting or sale as long as each company is below the size standard for the contracted NAISCS code.” [i] Prior to this amendment, with the exception of a limited exclusion for large bundled contracts, two or more companies operating under a joint venture or association agreement would be considered partners for significant reasons, which could disqualify the joint venture as a small business. This rule can have a positive effect on small businesses. Updating SBA regulations allows more joint ventures that involve a small business to qualify as small or socio-economic programs; As a result, more small businesses may be eligible for fallow. (11) the indication that no later than 45 days after each quarter of operation of the joint venture, the SBA must be subject to quarterly financial statements with cumulative revenues and expenses (including the salaries of the chief principals of the joint venture); and (5) making available the creation and management of a special bank account in the name of the joint venture. This account must require the signature of all parties to the joint venture or agents for Dener for withdrawal purposes. All payments due to the joint venture for the execution of a contract 8 (a) are paid into the special account; All expenses that have been contracted are also paid into the account; (8) require all parties to the joint venture to carry out Contract 8 (a) and to complete the service despite the departure of a member; l) the basis of the suspension or unlock. The government may consider a deliberate violation of a regulatory provision or regulatory requirement applicable to a public agreement or transaction as grounds for suspension or blocking: (ii) the SBA must approve the types of supplements prior to the award of a successive 8a contract to the joint venture. (10) the requirement that the original final recordings be retained by the 8 (a) participating in the head of the company after the conclusion of the 8a contract of the joint venture; (h) changes to the joint enterprise agreement.
Any changes to the joint venture agreement must be approved by the SBA. The proposed rule establishes that Program 8 (a) is the only program in which the SBA must approve a joint enterprise agreement that represents a gap between program 8,a) and all other programs. B dismantling, for example for small businesses, SDVOSB, HUBZone or WOSB. Removing this requirement should bring Program 8 (a) in line with other SBA programs and “significantly reduce the burden on 8 a) small businesses.” (2) (i) A joint venture may be considered a small business if the joint venture meets the requirements of 13 CFR 121.103 (h) and 13 CFR 125.8 (a) and b) and if, however, it appears that the SBA is increasingly relying on status and size manifestations to ensure that joint ventures are properly incorporated. This means that 8 (a) participants may see an increase in the challenge after this proposed rule comes into force.