Past Events

WEBINAR: The Value and Art of Negotiating Effective Teaming Agreements

February 13, 2020

WEBINAR: May the Clause Be with You - Session 3

February 12, 2020

Access to Capital: Resources for Scaling to Grow

February 12, 2020

Mentor-Protégé Program, Teaming Agreements, and Joint Ventures

February 6, 2020

Labor Regulations

February 3, 2020

WEBINAR: PCI Subcontracting Summit 2020: Overview of Subcontracting and FAR Part 44

January 28, 2020

Common Mistakes HR Professionals Make in Government Contracting

January 15, 2020

Sex Discrimination: New Court Rulings and Legislative Updates on Gender Identity and the Practical Impact on Employers and LGBTQA+ Employees

January 8, 2020

Labor and Employment for Government Contractors: Yes, There Is a Difference!

December 17, 2019

Unlocking the Secrets of Debriefings, Gov't Evaluation of Proposals and Protests

December 11, 2019

WEBINAR: Resolving Onboarding Mistakes That Cause Legal Problems on Federal Contracts

December 11, 2019

WEBINAR: Changes to SBA's HUBZone Program Are Here: Their Impact on Your Business Goals

December 10, 2019

SBA's Proposed Rule Changes to 8(a) and Mentor-Protégé Programs

December 5, 2019

WEBINAR: Key Labor & Employment Rules for Government Contractors

December 4, 2019

Top Legal Questions from Government Contractors

November 21, 2019

WEBINAR: The State of Affairs for Data Privacy—Trends in State Legislation and What They Mean

November 19, 2019

WEBINAR: PCI Subcontracting Summit 2019: Administration

November 19, 2019

SBA Proposed Rule Changes to 8(a) and Mentor-Protégé Programs

November 18, 2019

WEBINAR: Teaming, Subcontracting, & Joint Ventures

November 13, 2019

Labor and Employment for Government Contractors—Yes, There Is a Difference!

November 12, 2019

Data Privacy: What do Small Businesses Need to Know?

November 12, 2019

Cybersecurity Roundtable

November 8, 2019

Capture Planning Session

November 8, 2019

Growth through Joint Ventures and Mentor-Protégé Relationships

November 8, 2019

GovCon Tips for M&A in 2020!

October 30, 2019

WEBINAR: "Past Performance" of Government Contractors: Obtaining It, Using It, and Defending It

October 29, 2019

WEBINAR: PCI Subcontracting Summit 2019: Purchasing Systems

October 22, 2019

Navigating the FAR/DFARS: The Most Confusing and Little Known Clauses

October 17, 2019

Labor Regulations

October 15, 2019

WEBINAR: Incentive Compensation Plans Designed to Retain Talent and Grow the Business

October 15, 2019

Joint Venture and Mentor-Protégé Bidding Strategies

October 8, 2019

Surviving a DOL Audit

September 25, 2019
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!)

WEBINAR: PCI Subcontracting Summit 2019: Subcontract Pricing

September 24, 2019

A Practical Guide to the Davis-Bacon Act

September 20, 2019

WEBINAR: Top 10 Corporate Mistakes that Small Businesses Make in Federal Contracting

September 19, 2019

Legal and Practical Perspectives on Mergers & Acquisitions

September 5, 2019

Forming CTAs on GSA Schedules

September 5, 2019
Learn about the ins and outs of combining forces with other GSA Schedule holders through Contractor Team Arrangements

WEBINAR: SBA Proposed Rule Changes and How They Will Impact Government Contractors

August 20, 2019
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.

WEBINAR: SBA's Mentor-Protégé Program: How 8(a) Firms Can Grow, Gain Experience, and Win Contracts

July 24, 2019
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.

Is "Satisfactory" the New "Unsatisfactory" CPARS Rating?

July 18, 2019
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".

Everything You Need to Know about SBA's Manufacturer and Non-Manufacturer Rules

July 17, 2019
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:

Navigating the FAR/DFARS: The Most Confusing and Little Known Clauses

July 10, 2019
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.

WOSB Program Training

June 24, 2019
This is a CLP credited course for government agencies on the WOSB Set Aside Program.

Employing Federal Contractors: An Overview of Labor and Employment Requirement for Government Contractors

June 19, 2019
The panel will provide you with an overview of labor and employment requirements for businesses contracting with the federal government.

Understanding and Avoiding Affiliation Under Small Business Contracting Programs

June 18, 2019

Size and Status (Re)Certifications: Tripwires for Small Businesses

June 18, 2019

How to Successfully Joint Venture to Grow Your Business

June 11, 2019
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.

Gaining a Competitive Advantage through Cyber, Data, & Personnel Security

June 5, 2019
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.

Growing and Maintaining SDVOSB Status Through Investment and Beyond

May 30, 2019
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.

Update on Legislative and Regulatory Proposals & New Rules: How They May Impact Your Business

May 29, 2019
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.

How to Successfully Make it Down the Growth "Runway" - Lessons Learned in Successfully Transitioning from Small to Midsize and Beyond

May 17, 2019
This dynamic session will provide business owners with realistic options for growing beyond small while maintaining your success as a government contractor.

The Future of Small Business Procurement

May 17, 2019
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.

What to Look for in a Relationship - DoD Mentor Protégé & SBA All Small

May 17, 2019
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!

Buying and Selling Government Contracting Small Businesses: Growth and Exit Strategies Through M&A

May 16, 2019
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.

WEBINAR: Managing and Incentivizing Employees

May 15, 2019
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.

PODCAST: GovCon Live! Episode 3 - Risk Mitigation Strategies with Nichole Atallah and Megan Connor

May 15, 2019
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.

OSDBU Prime Vendor Outreach Session

May 8, 2019
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.

PODCAST: GovCon Live! Episode 2 - Cybersecurity Compliance for M&A with Dave Shafer

May 8, 2019
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.

WEBINAR: Category Management - What Every Contractor Needs to Know

May 2, 2019
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?

PODCAST: GovCon Live! Episode 1 - Protecting Your Data Rights with Cy Alba

May 1, 2019
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.

Peter Ford Will be Speaking at the PTAC HUBZone and Small Business Conference

April 23, 2019
Join Peter at the Sky Ute Casino in Ignacio, CO on April 23-24, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Visit PilieroMazza at the 29th Annual Government Procurement Conference

April 18, 2019
We will be at booth #614 in the Exhibit Hall on April 18, 2019, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in DC

Tony Franco to present "Strategies for Growth After Graduation - The End of the Line?"

April 17, 2019
For the National 8(a) Association powered by TargetGov Webinar Series on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 2:00pm ET

"Past Performance: How to Use Yours, Benefit from Others', and Defend It from Attacks"

April 17, 2019
For the Northern VA PTAC Training Program on April 17, 2019, in Crystal City, VA at 10:00 AM

VIP Webinar - SBA Proposes Significant Changes to Its Small Business Regulations

February 21, 2019

Not to "Belabor" Labor Laws Webinar

January 29, 2019

Webinar: How Federal Contractors Can Survive the Government Shutdown

January 25, 2019

Understanding and Avoiding Affiliation under Small Business Contracting Programs

January 17, 2019
In partnership with the Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Program The SBA's affiliation rules are a key component of eligibility for all of...

WEBINAR: SBA Proposes Significant Changes to Small Business Procurement: Will You Be Impacted?

January 16, 2019

Contractor Teaming Agreements: Necessary or Not Worth it?

December 12, 2018

PilieroMazza and M&T Bank Present a New and Growing Company Seminar Series

December 4, 2018

Webinar: Understanding OCI Mitigation Plans

November 7, 2018

Webinar: Labor Law Series

October 31, 2018

VIP Webinar - SBA's New Rules for SDVOSBs: What You Need to Know

October 25, 2018

Webinar: What to Do When the Investigator Comes Knocking: Dealing with Subpoenas

October 23, 2018

WEBINAR: Using CTAs to Pursue GSA Schedule Opportunities: The Basics You Need to Know

September 20, 2018

Staying Relevant in a Changing Federal Marketplace

September 12, 2018
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.

Growing Your Business Value with the SBA Mentor-Protégé Program

August 23, 2018
Presented by the Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce

Webinar: Strategies for Teaming Agreements

July 24, 2018

Got Gov Con Questions? We've Got Answers!

July 12, 2018

Webinar: Employment Law for Government Contractors: Yes, It's Different.

July 11, 2018

Webinar: Mergers & Acquisitions for Government Contractors

June 27, 2018

Do's and Don'ts for Teaming Agreements & Subcontracts at NORCAL PTAC

June 27, 2018

VETS18 - Veteran Training Symposium

June 13, 2018
Join Pam Mazza, Jon Williams, Megan Connor & Nichole Atallah at the NVSBC's VETS18 Conference on June 11 - 14, 2018 in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Webinar: Pre-Award Protests—An Underutilized Tool

June 13, 2018
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.

govmates Institute of Procurement

June 6, 2018
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.

Webinar: Navigating SBA's "Present Effect" on Your Corporate Strategies

May 24, 2018
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.

Unlocking the Secrets of Debriefings

April 12, 2018
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.

Understanding Federal Domestic Preference Requirements: An Overview of the Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Act

March 15, 2018

Getting Clarity: Successful GovCon Growth & Sell Strategies

March 8, 2018
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.

Considerations Before Bidding on Contract Opportunities

February 28, 2018

PM Webinar: Happy Cyber New Year

December 14, 2017
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?

Employee Labor Law Issues

October 11, 2017

Joint Ventures in GovCon

July 18, 2017
Join PilieroMazza Partner Jon Williams as he speaks about growing your revenue through the successful use of joint ventures at a GovMates matchmaking session.

How to Avoid Common Subcontracting Pitfalls

June 7, 2017
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.

Taking Advantage of the DBE Program in Today's Environment

May 24, 2017
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.

Organizational Conflicts of Interest and Post-Government Employment Restrictions

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

WIPP Give Me 5 - Update on SBA's New Mentor-Protege Program

October 12, 2016
Give Me 5 - Update on SBA's New Mentor-Protege Program Wednesday, October 12, 2:00 pm EDT SBA recently released its long anticipated...

SBA's 8(a) Annual Reporting Requirements

October 5, 2016
Every year 8(a) firms need to report to the SBA as to their progress in the program. The annual reporting...

New Rules on the Limitations on Subcontracting Seminar with John Klein from SBA

July 12, 2016

Understanding the Impact of SBA’s New ITVAR Size Rule

April 12, 2016
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.

Executive Orders and Labor Laws: New "Proposed" Guidance - Clarity or Concern?

July 15, 2015
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

Subcontracting Plan Compliance Webinar

April 21, 2015
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.

Cybersecurity Resolutions for the New Year

January 14, 2015
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.

HUBZone Program: What You Need to Know About Getting and Staying Certified

September 17, 2013
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

Society of American Military Engineers 12th Annual Small Business & Government Conference

January 1, 1900

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