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.

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