Join PilieroMazza as we support the
National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
at the RES Annual Conference in Las Vegas on March 5-8, 2018
The Reservation Economic Summit (RES) events are an integral part of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s ongoing commitment to the Native American Business Community. The RES events provide unparalleled access to respected tribal leaders, members of congress, federal agency representatives, state and local elected officials and top CEO’s on both a regional and national platform. [more conference info]
At the conference, plan to attend the following sessions where PilieroMazza will be participating:
Key Employment and Labor Issues Affecting Tribal Entities
Nichole Atallah - Partner, Labor & Employment Group, will be one of the presenters.
Contracting and Procurement
Monday, March 5, 2018 from 1:30 - 3:00 pm
John Shoraka, Managing Director, Advisory Services Group, will be one of the presenters.
Contracting and Procurement - Financing Options for Government Contractors
Monday, March 5, 2018 from 3:15 - 4:45 pm
Jon Williams - Partner, Government Contracts, and John Shoraka, Managing Director, Advisory Services Group, will be the presenters.
Technology - Being Tech Savvy: Mitigate Risk of Insider and Cyber Threats
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 3:45 - 5:15 pm
Jon Williams - Partner, Government Contracts, will be the moderator.
Mentor-Protégé Relationships - Value Propositions to Mentors and Protégés
Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 10:15-11:15 am
John Shoraka, Managing Director, Advisory Services Group, will be the moderator.
Megan Connor - Partner, Government Contracts, will be a panelist.
PilieroMazza successfully defended a size appeal before the SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals (“OHA”), allowing the awardee to maintain an important contract award. The Air Force awarded the contract in December 2016. No size protests were filed, but two competitors filed bid protests with GAO. In response to the bid protests, the Air Force took corrective action but did not terminate the contract. In October 2017, the Air Force completed its corrective action and confirmed the original contract award. A competitor subsequently filed a size protest against the awardee. SBA dismissed the size protest as untimely, concluding that because the original contract award was not terminated, and no size protest was filed within five days after the original notice of award, it was too late for the protester to file a size protest after the conclusion of corrective action approximately 10 months later. The protester appealed, but OHA agreed with SBA finding that it was too late to file a size protest because the contract was not terminated during the corrective action. Click here to read the decision.
National 8(a) Association
2018 Small Business Conference
January 30 - February 1, 2018
Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center
The 2018 National 8(a) Small Business Conference is the premier supplier diversity networking event for small businesses. The Conference offers educational sessions and resources for small, minority, current 8(a), and graduated 8(a) businesses including supplier diversity matchmaking with federal agencies, large business primes, and commercial companies and multiple networking opportunities to meet federal agencies, buyers, and prospective teaming partners.
If you are attending the conference, be sure to attend The SBA 8(a) Program A-Z the Legal Details breakout session on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, from 2:45 - 3:45 pm, and hear Tony Franco provide his insights. Also, plan to attend Claims & REAs – A Sensical Approach on Thursday, February 1, 2018, from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, presented in part by Cy Alba who will give a deeper dive on this important subject. Or just stop by and say hello to the guys!