Cyber Security Contractor Acquired by Baltimore Firm

Cyber Security Contractor Acquired by Baltimore Firm

Harvest Business Advisors is pleased to announce that cyber security firm NIT (Networking Institute of Technology, Inc.), a long-time cybersecurity services contractor to federal, state and local government entities has been acquired by XentIT, an information technology firm specializing in cybersecurity & compliance and secure cloud and DevSecOps.

Customers of both businesses will be well-served by the merger, with enhanced capabilities and a continuing  high-level of customer service.

Eddie Davis, partner at Harvest Business Advisors, was the business intermediary facilitating this acquisition.

Harvest Business Advisors congratulates the new owner of NIT and wishes them continued growth and success. We also congratulate Ed Childs, the founder of NIT,  on this successful transaction and wish him well in his new endeavors.

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SBA Small Business Government Contractor Rule Change May Decrease Business Value


The SBA (Small Business Administration) revised their rules for when government contractors with a small business status are sold or merged into larger government contractors.  

Many government contracts are now IDIQ which means Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity.  In these IDIQ contracts essentially the small business has won the opportunity to receive purchase orders for future work.  There is no guarantee that purchase orders will be issued to the small business but usually these contracts result in future work.  These IDIQ agreements often last for up to five years including extensions and often greatly increased value in the business sale of small government contractors.

Under the old rules if a small business was purchased generally the small business status for that IDIQ award continued and the larger purchaser could complete to IDIQ term.  The exception was if the contracting officer requested a recertification for a specific order.

Under the new rules that became effective May 25, 2018 eligibility for set-aside purchase orders is barred and the acquiring company would no longer be eligible for the work under the small business IDIQ.  Therefore the small business government contractor will lose value related to that IDIQ agreement when going to sell to larger government contractors.

This greatly limits who can buy a small business government contractor and will reduce the value of many small business government contractors.

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