Mergers & Acquisitions – Overview of the M&A Process and Considerations for Government Contractors

Presented by Cy Alba and Jonathan Bush   Click here to view the recorded session.   As a business owner or key executive, at some point, you may consider whether the time is right to acquire another business, either its assets, including government contracts, or its equity, as a possible strategy to diversify your business. At another time, you may be considering whether to sell some of your company’s assets as part of an effort to divest yourself of business lines on . . . Read More

Pre-Award Protests

Presented by Michelle Litteken and Tim Valley Click here to view the recorded session. Drafting a proposal in response to a federal solicitation can be a challenging task. This process becomes even more difficult when the terms of the solicitation are ambiguous, restrictive, or simply incorrect. As a contractor, there are strategies you can employ to try to address these issues. One underutilized strategy is a pre-award protest challenging the terms of a solicitation. When used correctly, a pre-award protest could result . . . Read More

Navigating SBA’s “Present Effect” on Your Corporate Strategies

Presented by Jon Williams and Kimi Murakami   Click here  to view the recorded session.   Session Description: When looking to make an investment in or purchase a small business contractor, it is critical to understand the potential impact of your corporate strategy under SBA’s small business rules. SBA has a unique rule called the “present effect rule” which can create adverse consequences for mergers and acquisitions, stock options, and convertible securities – even before the transaction is finalized or the option . . . Read More

Unlocking the Secrets of Debriefings

Presented by Megan Connor and Julia Di Vito Click here to view the recorded session.  Session Description: You just received an unsuccessful offeror notice—now what? Do you have a right to a debrief? Should you file a protest right away? If the agency provides a debriefing, should you push for a debriefing in person, over the phone, or in writing? You may wonder what the agency can tell you about the procurement or when the debriefing will occur. Having a basic understanding . . . Read More

The Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Act: Understanding Federal Domestic Preference Requirements

Presented by Jon Williams and Jackie Unger Click here to view the recorded session. Session Description: As part of his goal to “make America great again,” the President has routinely stated his intent to “buy American and hire American.” In an effort to make progress on this front, President Trump signed Executive Order 13788 on April 18, 2017, aimed at tougher enforcement of the “Buy American Laws” which are those laws requiring or providing a preference for the purchase of goods, products, . . . Read More

Know Before You Bid on Contract Opportunities

Presented by Nichole Atallah and Peter Ford Click here to view the recorded session. Session Description: We often see what can go wrong in the bidding and procurement process long after a client submits a proposal or is awarded a contract. From awards challenged because companies did not confirm their set-aside status, to incorrect assumptions made about the cost of labor, mistakes made before you bid can be costly, and even devastating. This webinar discussed how businesses can proactively get out in . . . Read More

Happy Cyber New Year: The Year End Countdown to DFARS Compliance with NIST SP 800-171

Presented by Jon Williams and Kimi Murakami Click here to view the recorded session. Session Description: This session discussed the implementation of NIST SP 800-171 when contractors are subject to DFARS 252.204-7012. Topics included if you need to comply and, if so, what you need to do to implement new security requirements. It also helps to determine if you are already prepared based on the policies and procedures in place. A strong security program can give you a competitive advantage and avoid many adverse consequences . . . Read More