An “Ostensible Subcontractor” is one that “performs primary and vital requirements of a contract,” or is a subcontractor that the prime contractor is “unusually reliant” upon. Small Businesses should ensure that its proposal, proposal-related documentation, and teaming agreements do not indicate an ostensible subcontractor relationship exists.
Category: Federal Government Contracting
Named for Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act, this program was created to help small and disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace. It also helps these companies gain access to federal and private procurement markets. The program is designed for socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. You can read more here in the article titled “What is 8(a)?” which is Read More