It is advantageous for
businesses to work together to fulfill contracting
Small Business Teaming
Teaming allows small businesses,
which would otherwise be unable to compete for various reasons, to be competitive
on larger contracts. It is not unusual for even small business set
asides to be bigger or more complex than a single small business can
handle. Teaming brings together small businesses with the unique
attributes to form a complete, competitive unit.
Subcontracts and partnerships
Large business may be also benefit
from business relationships with small businesses. Small
businesses may be able to provide specific skill sets or resources that
a larger business lack. Subcontracts with small businesses may
also satisfy federal contracting requirements. There are times
when a relationship with a small business can be the difference between
winning or loosing a contract.
Mentor Protege Agreements
The SBA Mentor Protege program allows
larger business to come alongside and assist small businesses to grow
and become a large business.