On May 30, Cohen Seglias partner Maria Panichelli presented a webinar on teaming, joint ventures, and the mentor protégé program hosted by the Carl Junction Area Chamber of Commerce (CJACC) and the Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, Joplin (MO PTAC).
There is no hotter topic in federal government contracting than teaming and joint venturing. Whether you are a small business looking to expand your capabilities or a large business looking for access to set-aside contracts, teaming and joint venturing can significantly expand your federal contracting opportunities. However, when done incorrectly, teaming and joint venturing can have serious consequences.
In this session, Maria taught attendees how to team the right way. She discussed eligibility concerns, the proper procedures for forming an enforceable teaming agreement or a compliant joint venture, subcontracting limitations, essential clauses to include in the agreement, issues to consider and – perhaps most importantly – common pitfalls to avoid. This webinar also touched on mentor-protégé relationships. Recent developments in this area of law were also covered.