Teaming, Joint Ventures and Mentor-Protégé Relationships on Federal Contracts
Format: Live webinar
Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
Trainer: Maria Panichelli
NCMA Certifications: 1.5 CPEs
APTAC CPP Certification: pending
In the last few years, the FedCon community has been abuzz with excitement over teaming, joint venturing, and mentor-protégé arrangements. However, the concepts and requirements relating to teams and joint ventures are often misunderstood. Many contractors confuse teaming, joint venturing, and the formation of mentor-protégé relationships. These types of partnerships have some major differences and raise different types of compliance concerns.
In this webinar, experienced Federal Contracting attorney, Maria Panichelli, will explain the differences between teaming arrangements and joint ventures, and provide strategies for determining which type of partnership is right for you and your business. She will also discuss how to form an eligible JV, the proper procedures for entering into an enforceable teaming agreement, important clauses you should include in these types of agreements, as well as common pitfalls you should avoid. She will consider the practical implications of negotiating terms of a teaming or JV agreement and will also discuss other partnering strategies, including mentor-protégé relationships.
Target Audience: small business contractors who want to strengthen their position in the federal marketplace through teaming
Meet Your Trainer:
MARIA PANICHELLI is an experienced government contracting attorney, whose practice focuses on federal construction contracting and small business procurement. Her practice spans a variety of federal contracting matters, including bid protests, REAs, contract claims, and appeals. She has represented clients before numerous Federal agencies, the Government Accountability Office, and various Federal and state courts, and has litigated cases covering a wide range of construction-related issues such as defective designs, defective specifications, differing site conditions, changes, suspensions, delays, and contract terminations. Maria frequently counsels clients with regards to compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations, Prompt Payment Act, and False Claims Act. Maria also counsels clients in all aspects of small business procurement. Maria successfully challenged negative agency findings with regard to clients’ SDVOSB and 8(a) eligibility, and successfully defeated size and status related bid protests brought by competitors. She has considerable experience drafting teaming and joint venture agreements, and advising small business clients with regard to potential affiliation problems and subcontracting requirements. Her small business practice also involves drafting corporate governance documents that will comply with small business program eligibility requirements.