Joint Venture and Mentor-Protege Bidding Strategies

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July 1, 2021 / 9:00 am ET

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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. PTAC SME, Mr. Peter Ford, joined PilieroMazza in 2011, heading the Boulder Colorado office. He is one of the firm’s most experienced attorneys for SDVOSB-related matters for both the VA and SBA. Peter advises clients on small business procurement matters, particularly issues related to eligibility for, and continued participation in, small business federal procurement programs such as the SBA’s 8(a)BD, SDVOSB, WOSB, HUBZone programs and the VA’s VetBiz VIP program. He represents clients in actions before OHA, GAO and ODRA. He also counsels clients on maintaining compliance with the FAR and the small business regulations, which includes auditing clients for potential size and affiliation issues.