Obermayer is excited to continue its “GovCon Examiner Live” webinar series in 2021. Over the course of the next 12 months, our experienced government contracting attorney Maria Panichelli will bring her popular GovCon Examiner blog to life with legal updates and practical tips for your business.
You can’t go far in government contracting today without hearing about Teaming and Joint Venturing, or Mentor Protégé relationships. Whether you are a large business looking to leverage a small business partner’s eligibility, or a small business looking to supplement your own performance capabilities and competitive edge, these strategies can greatly increase your access to contracts and give your revenue a boost. While many contractors have heard of these strategies, not all fully understand the related eligibility requirements, or how to draft enforceable, compliant teaming or JV agreements. Similarly, many contractors do not fully understand their rights and obligations after forming a mentor-protégé relationship. These gaps in information are dangerous because, when done incorrectly, teaming and joint venturing can have serious negative consequences.
During this webinar, experienced government contracting attorney Maria Panichelli will explain the proper considerations and procedures for entering into an enforceable teaming agreement and the essential clauses to include in these types of agreements, as well as common pitfalls to avoid. Attendees also will learn how to form eligible small business JVs, and how to navigate the SBA mentor-protégé program. Recent changes to the small business regulations relating to teaming, JVs, and the mentor-protégé regulations will also be discussed.