Small Business Teaming Pilot Program

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to provide eligible organizations with financial assistance to fund projects to assist and guide teams of small business concerns through training, counseling, and/or mentoring activities designed to enhance their ability to compete for larger procurement contracts.


Agency - Small Business Administration

The Small Business Administration maintains and strengthens the nation's economy by aiding, counseling, assisting and protecting the interests of small businesses and by helping families and businesses recover from national disasters.



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Financial assistance under this Section may be given for projects that respond to requirements outlined in each respective program announcement such as the provision of valuable training, counseling and/or mentoring activities to teams of small businesses or joint ventures populated by small business concerns.

Types of assistance and guidance must address at a minimum: customer relations and outreach, team relations and outreach, and performance measurement and quality assurance.

Recipients of awards made under this program will be expected to help small business concerns find other firms that may be interested in teaming with them, assist small business concerns with the formation and execution of teaming arrangements, aid teams of small business concerns with identifying appropriate larger contracting opportunities, and assist teams of small business concerns with the preparation and submission of bids and offers.

Funds may only be used for the establishment of small business concerns, teaming and joint venture relationships.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Private for-profit or private not-for-profit organizations and businesses that have experience dealing with issues relating to small business on a national basis; and demonstrate that it has the capacity to provide assistance to small business concerns.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Small business concerns including, 8(a) program certified firms, HubZone certified firms, service-disabled veteran owned concerns, small businesses small disadvantaged businesses, and women-owned concerns.

Credentials/Documentation

Entities must submit audited financial statements as well as resumes and other documentation as required by Grants.gov and the SBA program office. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Application proposal submitted electronically via the www.Grants.gov government point of entry.

Award Procedures

Decisions on acceptance are made by the Office of Procurement and Grants Management based upon recommendations of the Director, Office of Government Contracting. The Grants Management Officer notifies successful applicants by Notice of Award.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, Public Law 111-240.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Variable. See additional information at www.sba.gov/teaming.

Appeals

See additional information at www.sba.gov.

Renewals

Contact the Federal agency. See additional information at www.sba.gov.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Awards are made for a maximum of 1 year with options as stated in the individual announcements. Disbursements are made within a few days of receipt of all required documents along with the request for disbursement. Disbursements are made in partial payments based on work successfully performed. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: See additional information at www.sba.gov. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Costs reimbursement upon presentation of proper invoice.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

See additional information at www.sba.gov.

See additional information at www.sba.gov.

See additional information at www.sba.gov.

See additional information at www.sba.gov.

See additional information at www.sba.gov.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Pre-award accounting system survey. Final audit by a certified or licensed public accountant.

Records

Appropriate records as needed for above requirements.

Financial Information

Account Identification

73-0100-0-1-376 - Salaries and Expenses Account.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 10 $0; FY 11 $5,000,000; FY 12 $5,000,000 - Funding for FY 2011 and FY 2012 was provided in the Small Business Jobs Act.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$250,000 to $500,000 with an average of $250,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Ajoy Sinha 409 3rd. Street, S.W., Suite 8000, Washington, District of Columbia 20416 Email: Ajoy.Sinha@sba.gov Phone: 202-205-1904 Fax: 202-481-0121

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

See program announcement.



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