Wed, Oct 25th – Gov Con CXO Forum: ABC’s of JVs in the Federal Marketplace
The use of joint ventures in federal procurement has increased dramatically in the last few years. Procurements have become increasingly complex—primarily those set aside for small businesses. As a result, small businesses frequently must combine resources in order to be competitive. Joint ventures also are on the rise due to the expansion of the Small Business Administration’s Mentor-Protégé Program to include not only Section 8(a) business concerns but also all other types of small business concerns. The expansion of the Mentor-Protégé Program to include all types of small businesses has made joint venturing a very popular option because joint ventures formed by small and large businesses in the program are eligible to participate in procurements set-aside for small businesses.
Topics discussed will include:
- What is a Joint Venture?
- Why do contractors form Joint Ventures?
- How do Joint Ventures help small and emerging businesses grow?
- What are the typical issues that arise with the formation, drafting and negotiation of Joint Venture and Operating Agreements?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of using Joint Ventures in federal procurements?
Who should attend?
- Devon Hewitt, Partner, Protorae Law
- Kathleen Kelley, Partner, Protorae Law
For more information, go to http://www.secaf.org/ev_calendar_day.asp?date=10%2F25%2F17&eventid=45.