The Games We Play – Phil Bail & Associates, FARBYTE
Over the years both contractors and federal agencies have played games with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules and regulations. A large business might mentor a small business; not to really help the small business, but to use the small business as a way to eliminate large business competitors. A federal agency might pick a NAICS code for a procurement that doesn’t best describe the scope of work; but steers a solicitation toward a particular contractor. A small business and a large business may form a joint venture to secure a small business setaside when both parties know the large business will be performing most of the work involved.