Maria Panichelli presented a three-part webinar series covering everything you need to know about Teaming, Joint Ventures, and the SBA’s Mentor Protégé Programs for the Washington State Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
TEAMING AND AFFILIATION BASICS: UNDERSTANDING THE LINGO, ELIGIBILITY, AND AFFILIATION
There is no hotter topic in federal contracting than teaming, joint venturing, and mentor-protégé arrangements. However, the concepts and requirements relating to teams and joint ventures are often very misunderstood. In this beginners-level webinar, we discussed the fundamental building blocks necessary to understanding the why and how of small business partnerships. We explained 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.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
KEY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TEAMING, JOINT VENTURES, AND MENTOR-PROTÉGÉ RELATIONSHIPS
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, we focused on the differences between teaming arrangements and joint ventures, and provide strategies for determining which type of partnership is right for you and your business.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 06, 2017
TEAMING, JOINT VENTURES, AND MENTOR-PROTÉGÉ ARRANGEMENTS: BEST PRACTICES AND COMMON PITFALLS
Though teaming and joint venturing are a frequently discussed topic in the federal contracting circle, these concepts are often misunderstood. In this session, we covered the right way to use teaming and joint ventures to your advantage. We discussed how to form an eligible JV, the proper procedures 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. We considered the practical implications of negotiating terms of a teaming or JV agreement and will also discuss other partnering strategies, including mentor-protégé relationships.