Joint Venture and Mentor-Protege Bidding Strategies

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February 29, 2024 / 9:00 am MT

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Colorado APEX Accelerator Event




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Subject Matter Experts (SME), Peter Ford and Meghan Leemon with PilieroMazza PLLC, will discuss with participants the importance of having a well-shaped bidding strategy that includes joint venturing and participating in SBA’s All Small Mentor-Protégé Program. The topics covered are: – SBA’s rules for joint ventures; – the advantages/disadvantages of joint venturing in the federal arena; – the eligibility requirements for the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program; and the benefits the program has to offer. In addition, the session will touch on looming changes to the joint venture rules and the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program, such as consolidating the 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Program with the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program, eliminating SBA approval of 8(a) joint ventures for competitive contracts, and relaxing the requirement that a protégé can have only two mentors in its lifetime.