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2 contractors settle SBA 8(a) fraud allegations for $3.6M

February 8, 2019

The 8(a) application process is an extensive one with strict guidelines, particularly when it comes to who is actually making day-to-day decisions and controlling the qualified company. The SBA allows joint ventures and mentor relationships, but those arrangements must adhere to strict program requirements, all in an effort to make sure that the disadvantaged company is not used as a pawn and that program benefits remain exclusive to the businesses that need assistance.

Qualifying under the 8(a) program is not an absolute guarantee that contractors will win work, but it does give many a much better shot at scoring a lucrative federal contract.

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