Cohen Seglias Federal Contracting partner Maria Panichelli teamed up with Women Impacting Public Policy(WIPP) for a second webinar series, this time on “Building a Compliant Team: Teaming, Joint Ventures, and Mentor Protégé Relationships in Federal Government Contracting“.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2017
BACK TO BASICS: ELIGIBILITY AND AFFILIATION:
Though teaming and joint venturing are a frequently discussed topic in federal contracting circles, 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 set-aside contracts.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
TEAMING, JOINT VENTURING, OR MENTOR PROTÉGÉ RELATIONSHIP: HOW TO KNOW WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU:
Many contractors confuse teaming, joint venturing, and mentor protégé relationships. However, these types of partnerships have some major differences and raise different types of compliance concerns. In this webinar, we will focus 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
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017
HOW TO DRAFT ENFORCEABLE AND COMPLIANT TEAMING OR JOINT VENTURE AGREEMENTS (45 MIN):
There is no hotter topic in federal contracting than teaming and joint venturing. While many contractors know the terms, not as many fully understand the requirements necessary to draft enforceable agreements. 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 from both the prime and subcontractor perspectives. We also discussed other partnering strategies, including mentor-protégé relationships. Recent developments in this area of law were also covered.