GovBizConnect is proud to partner once again with Maria Panichelli and Ed DeLisle of Cohen Seglias to deliver a 3-part webinar focused on teaming for government contractors. The webinars will be held on December 14, January 17, and February 14. Registration links will be available soon. Stay tuned!
Session 1 – December 14:
Title: “Back to Basics: Understanding the Lingo, Eligibility Issues, and Affiliation Concerns associated with Teaming and Joint Ventures” – December 14
Blurb: As many government contractors know, teaming, joint venturing, and mentor-protégé arrangements are hot topics! However, while these concepts are frequently discussed, they are just as frequently misunderstood. This is because contractors are often unaware of the basic legal building blocks on which these types of relationships are built ,and the situations for which they are intended.
In this beginners-level webinar, experienced Federal government contracting attorneys Maria Panichelli and Ed DeLisle will discuss the fundamental building blocks necessary to understanding the “why” and “how” of small business partnerships. Maria and Ed will explain what set aside contracts are, how to determine if you are eligible for the federal government’s small business programs, and common pitfalls that can prevent your eligibility for set-aside contracts and adversely impact your teaming/JV opportunities.
Session 2 – January 17:
Title: “What’s Your Type? How to know whether Teaming, JVs, or a Mentor Protégé Relationship is Right for YOU”
Blurb: There are a number of different ways to form small business partnerships. Many contractors confuse teaming, joint venturing, and the formation of mentor protégé relationships. However, these types of partnerships have some major differences and raise different types of compliance concerns. In this webinar, experienced Federal government contracting attorneys Maria Panichelli and Ed DeLisle will focus on the differences between teaming arrangements and joint ventures, and provide strategies on determining which type of partnership is right for you and your business.
Session 3 – February 14:
Title: “Sealing the Deal: How to Draft Enforceable and Compliant Teaming and JV Agreements, and Successfully Navigate the Mentor Protégé Application Process”
Blurb: Now that you know what type of partnership is right for you, what comes next? While many contractors know about teaming and joint ventures, not as many fully understand the requirements necessary to draft enforceable and compliant teaming and JV agreements. In this session, experienced federal contracting attorneys Maria Panichelli and Ed DeLisle will cover the right way to use teaming and joint ventures to your advantage. They will discuss best practices for entering into an enforceable teaming agreement, important clauses you should include in these types of agreements, as well as common pitfalls you should avoid. Ed and Maria will also cover how to form a compliant JV. Finally, they will discuss how to successfully navigate the Mentor Protégé application process.