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.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 02/05/2016 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Small Business Administration
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants); Project Grants; Project Grants (including individual awards)
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, Public Law 111-240.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
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.
Entities must submit audited financial statements as well as resumes and other documentation as required by and the SBA program office. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
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 Procedure
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 government point of entry.
Award Procedure
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.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
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How are proposals selected?
See program announcement.
How may assistance be used?
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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
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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.
Appropriate records as needed for above requirements.
Other 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 See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Costs reimbursement upon presentation of proper invoice.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Ajoy Sinha 409 3rd. Street, S.W., Suite 8000, Washington, District of Columbia 20416 Email: Phone: 202-205-1904 Fax: 202-481-0121
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
73-0100-0-1-376 - Salaries and Expenses Account.
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 10 $0; FY 11 est $5,000,000; and FY 12 est $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.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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