This is absolutely something large companies do. For example, I've seen behemoths like Booz Allen Hamilton, SAIC, and Deloitte partner with shitty little mom and pop operations simply because a task order was released by the government as a SDVOSB set-aside (service disabled veteran owned small business). Which means, of course, that only an officially registered SDVOSB is allowed to bid on the work. In my experience, the SDVOSB typically takes 51% of the work in order to meet regulations and the giant company does the rest.The current person talking to me about setting something up is working for a private company that wants to find a vet small business to outsource some jobs to I think mainly for the PR and maybe the get grants from the government? Does this sound like something large companies do?
So it has nothing to do with PR. It's purely about getting access to the work that is otherwise off limits to most companies.
While this is generally true, the VA puts out a shitload of task orders for IT and Program/Project Management work and that is an extremely stable (comparatively) government agency because no one wants to take money from veterans.4.) I know it's not a stable market for government contracts am I putting myself into a huge risk area? I plan on maintaining current job. Not sure this is possible though.