Join us on September 25th at the GovMates Institute to learn how government contractors can be compliant and cost-effective when it comes to SCA. Topics include: Proposal pricing; Onboarding staff; Fringe costs; and Ongoing management. (BONUS: breakfast and lunch are included!)
Learn about the ins and outs of combining forces with other GSA Schedule holders through Contractor Team Arrangements
In the last year, the Small Business Administration ("SBA") has issued a number of proposed rules that could have far-reaching impacts on small business government contractors. These include the long-awaited rulemaking implementing the new five-year receipts calculation, inflationary adjustments for receipts-based size standards, and clarifications on the limitations on subcontracting rule. SBA has also proposed major changes to the HUBZone, WOSB/EDWOSB, and 8(a) Programs. Join Megan Connor and Peter Ford -- partners in PilieroMazza's Government Contracts Group -- on August 20th for, "SBA Proposed Rule Changes and How They Will Impact Government Contractors," a 1-hour webinar where attendees will get an in-depth look at the practical applications of these proposed changes.
Join Jon Williams, partner in PilieroMazza PLLC's Government Contracts Group, for an informative discussion on SBA's Mentor-Protégé Program and how 8(a) businesses can use this fantastic program to leverage growth, gain experience, and win contracts. This webinar will discuss the benefits for 8(a) companies to get into the SBA's Mentor-Protégé Program, the program requirements, navigating the application process, and what to do once you get in.
This event provides a unique opportunity to learn CPARS trends and their implications on your future performance ratings. The discussion will include best practices, insights and recommendations on what you need to do to proactively engage and manage your CPARS ratings so that you receive the highest accurate past performance ratings earned and deserved. The Federal Government is requiring its acquisition officials to provide more detailed justifications for all CPARS ratings higher than "Satisfactory." The result is fewer "Exceptional" and "Very Good" ratings over the past few years, with a marked increase in "Satisfactory" ratings. In many new contract competitions, the difference between "Satisfactory" and "Very Good", or "Very Good" and "Exceptional" CPARS ratings, is the difference between winning or losing. Regrettably, current CPARS rating trends are telling us that "Satisfactory" is the new "Unsatisfactory".
To Manufacture or Non-Manufacture? That is the question we will answer during this webinar, which will focus on how to qualify as a small business manufacturer or nonmanufacturer for set-aside contracts. The Small Business Administration ("SBA") has specific rules detailing what it takes to qualify as a small business manufacturer or as a so-called "nonmanufacturer." Join Jon Williams, Partner in PilieroMazza's Government Contracts Group, and Tim Valley, Associate in PilieroMazza's Government Contracts Group, to learn about:
We have fielded numerous calls from new clients asking the same question when it turns out they have violated a FAR provision: "Do they really expect me to read all of those regulations? How is someone supposed to understand everything that is in there?" Unfortunately, the answer is "yes" the government does expect you to know all of the FAR and DFARS clauses that are relevant to you work and to follow them to the letter. Not only that, but by virtue of the fact the FAR and DFARS are publicly available, all contractors are presumed to have acknowledge of all the clauses and understand them. This reality can be daunting for new company or even large well established businesses looking to enter the federal space. During this session we will look at some of the most confusing and poorly understood FAR and DFARS provisions to give you a leg-up on your competition or be able to help your own companies or those you work with in navigating these areas of the law.
This is a CLP credited course for government agencies on the WOSB Set Aside Program.
The panel will provide you with an overview of labor and employment requirements for businesses contracting with the federal government.
Have you ever considered bidding a job but didn't because it was too big or you didn't have enough resources? Forming a Joint Venture (JV) could be the answer! It may seem intimidating for a small business but it is an excellent tactic to quickly build capacity and grow your business. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has a program to support JVs, and DBE certified firms can successfully JV and count toward DBE goals as long as they know the rules. This workshop will help you understand how to legally enter into a JV and set up your partnership with clear roles and responsibilities.
A PilieroMazza half-day conference on June 5, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency in Tysons Corner, VA. We will be hosting panel discussions focusing on what small and mid-sized contractors need to be mindful of to get on teams and win contracts, how both cyber and data rights are affecting M&A transactions, and what are the keys to a successful insider-threat program and the importance of educating and training your personnel.
SDVOSBs are subject to unique control and ownership requirements, making it hard to attract investors and partners. Given the restrictions created by SDVOSB ownership and control requirements, how can a founder grow and incentivize key employees and investors effectively while still playing within the rules? In this session, we will identify common control pitfalls for veteran owners, particularly in light of SBA's new regulations. We will also discuss how a veteran owner can protect the company's SDVOSB eligibility while still enticing top executives and investors and explore creative strategies for investment structure and incentive models. This is a can't-miss session for owners looking to expand while preserving SDVOSB status.
During the past 12 months, several legislative and regulatory measures have been proposed or passed that could impact the ways that SDVOSBs can do business while remaining compliant. This session will address the recent changes and proposals and provide tips on best practices.
This dynamic session will provide business owners with realistic options for growing beyond small while maintaining your success as a government contractor.
Pam will be moderating a keynote panel discussion between Robb Wong, Associate Administrator of Government Contracting and Business Development with the SBA, and Therese Meers, Counsel with the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. This discussion will focus on the future of small business procurement.
SBA's Mentor-Protégé Programs, All Small, 8(a), and DoD's MentorProtégé Program are valuable resources for small businesses and their mentors. These programs allow small businesses to receive assistance from their mentors, and be exempt from affiliation, in order to grow and better serve their customers. In this session, we will hear from participants in DoD's Mentor-Protégé Program and SBA's MentorProtégé Programs about their real-world experiences and insights. Come learn how to use these programs to win work!
Join Live Oak Bank and PilieroMazza as we launch a webinar on the Buying and Selling Government Contracting Small Businesses: Growth and Exit Strategies Through M&A.
Attracting and retaining talent is a key challenge for many businesses in this current economic cycle where low unemployment and access to cleared employees is a common challenge. In this webinar, we will focus on achieving business goals through attracting, incentivizing, and managing employees.
This is the third episode in our multi-part series on how cybersecurity and protection of sensitive data from external and insider threats are critical to gaining a competitive advantage in the pursuit of federal work.
Areas of discussion involve matters relevant to the the small business community, including compliance, laws and regulations, staying sustainable during government shutdown, and continuing resolution.
This is the second episode in our multi-part series on how cybersecurity and protection of sensitive data from external and insider threats are critical to gaining a competitive advantage in the pursuit of federal work. In this episode, PilieroMazza Associate Dave Shafer joins our host, Jon Williams, to examine how cybersecurity impacts due diligence and closing M&A transactions.
The federal government is trying to buy smarter and more like a single enterprise. Category Management enables the government to eliminate redundancies, increase efficiencies, and deliver more value and savings. But what does all of this mean to small businesses?
This is the first episode in our multi-part series on how cybersecurity and protection of sensitive data from external and insider threats are critical to gaining a competitive advantage in the pursuit of federal work. In this episode, PilieroMazza partner Cy Alba joins our host, Jon Williams, to share valuable insights and real-world examples on the importance of protecting data rights and your company's IP, strategies for doing so, and how the protection of data rights and IP impact contractors in M&A transactions.
Join Peter at the Sky Ute Casino in Ignacio, CO on April 23-24, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
We will be at booth #614 in the Exhibit Hall on April 18, 2019, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in DC
For the National 8(a) Association powered by TargetGov Webinar Series on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 2:00pm ET
For the Northern VA PTAC Training Program on April 17, 2019, in Crystal City, VA at 10:00 AM
In partnership with the Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Program The SBA's affiliation rules are a key component of eligibility for all of...
PilieroMazza is partnering with NCMA Denver on September 12, 2018 at the Crawford Hotel in Denver for an event that will feature timely and relevant topics in government contracting and contracting management.
Presented by the Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce
Join Pam Mazza, Jon Williams, Megan Connor & Nichole Atallah at the NVSBC's VETS18 Conference on June 11 - 14, 2018 in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Drafting a proposal in response to a federal solicitation can be a challenging task. Join Michelle Litteken and Tim Valley, attorneys in our Government Contracts group this informative webinar where they will discuss key strategies, common protest grounds, and best practices for pre-award protests.
We are proud to partner with govmates for the launch of the govmates Institute of Procurement! govmates has listened to feedback from the small business community, and is taking a #notyourmothersmatchmaking approach to providing germane training and educational content for govmates members.
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. Join Jon Williams from our Government Contracts Group and Kimi Murakami from our Business and Corporation Group for an informative webinar on this topic. This webinar will explore SBA's present effect rule, how it impacts mergers and acquisitions, stock options, and convertible securities, and provide tips on how to successfully plan in advance when considering these corporate strategies.
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.
For any owner thinking about selling in the next five years, and any owner who would be willing to sell if the right opportunity came along, it is absolutely essential to know the latest and most successful GovCon growth and sell strategies.
The Year End Countdown to DFARS Compliance with NIST SP 800-171. On December 31, 2017, certain defense contractors with nonfederal systems that contain controlled unclassified information must have implemented NIST SP 800-171 if subject to DFARS 252.204-7012. Are you ready? Do these new cybersecurity requirements even apply to you?
Join PilieroMazza Partner Jon Williams as he speaks about growing your revenue through the successful use of joint ventures at a GovMates matchmaking session.
Businesses often partner together to pursue and perform government contracts. As a result, teaming and subcontract agreements are increasingly popular in the federal market. Because these agreements are so prevalent, so too are disputes between teaming partners.
The U.S. Department of Transportation ("DOT") distributes substantial funds each year to finance construction projects initiated by state and local governments. With the Trump administration proposing significant investment in infrastructure, the potential exists for an increase in funding available for state and local DOT-assisted transportation projects.
Give Me 5 - Update on SBA's New Mentor-Protege Program Wednesday, October 12, 2:00 pm EDT SBA recently released its long anticipated...
Every year 8(a) firms need to report to the SBA as to their progress in the program. The annual reporting...
SBA’s new ITVAR size rule, which went into effect on February 26th, requires ITVARs to comply with the nonmanufacturer rule when reselling IT products to the federal government under NAICS code 541519, footnote 18.
The White House recently issued three Executive Orders (“EO”) that will impose new labor policy requirements on government contractors. The most recent EO requires mandatory contractor disclosure and public reporting about contractor violations of 14 specific labor laws and requires contracting officers to consider this information when making a “responsibility” determination
For large contractors, putting together a subcontracting plan has been a fact of life for many years, but typically it is not a top priority. SBA is looking to change the prevailing approach to subcontracting plans though new regulations recently implemented, and this new approach includes a noticeable increase in audit activity.
In this time of year for making resolutions, small and mid-sized contractors should resolve themselves to better cybersecurity preparedness in 2015. The federal government has been busy passing laws and issuing regulations to impose cybersecurity requirements on prime contractors and subcontractors, and more are on the way.
If you are interested in applying for certification in the SBA’s HUBZone Program, or if you are already in the HUBZone program and want to ensure you stay in compliance, please plan to attend this informative webinar
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