Obermayer is excited to introduce its new “GovCon Examiner Live” webinar series, your resource for the fundamentals in government contracting and small business procurement. Over the course of 12 months, our experienced government contracting attorneys Maria Panichelli and Michael Richard will bring their 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 the SBA’s Mentor Protégé programs. 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. This is dangerous because, when done incorrectly, teaming and joint venturing can have serious consequences.
During this webinar, experienced government contracting attorneys Maria Panichelli and Michael Richard explain how contractors can use teaming, joint venturing and the mentor protégé program to their advantage. Attendees will learn proper 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 programs. The practical implications of negotiating terms of a teaming or JV agreement from both the prime and subcontractor perspectives will be discussed.