38 CFR § 74.5 - How does CVE determine affiliation?
(a) CVE does not determine affiliation. Affiliation is determined by the SBA in accordance with 13 CFR part 121.
(1) The underlying VOSB upon which eligibility is based is verified in accordance with this part; and
(2) The joint venture agreement complies with the requirements set forth in 13 CFR part 125 for SDVOSBs. However, while 13 CFR part 125 is limited to SDVOSBs, CVE will apply the same requirements to joint venture firms seeking verified VOSB status.