Understanding and Complying with the Nonmanufacturer Rule

Format: Live webinar (on-demand recording will be available on Oct. 23rd)
Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
Instructor: Matthew Schoonover and Rob Kampen, Koprince Law LLC
NCMA Certifications: 1.5 CPEs
APTAC Certifications: 0.75 ATCs
APTAC BOK: C.1.1 Federal Acquisition Regulation
*Your registration includes access to the on-demand recording.

Small and large contractors alike often misunderstand how the Government’s nonmanufacturer rule works. Being a “nonmanufacturer” for federal contracting purposes means much more than not being a manufacturer– it means qualifying under a series of special requirements imposed by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Join government contract attorneys, Matt Schoonover and Rob Kampen, as they demystify the nonmanufacturer rule, including all eligibility components, waivers, exceptions, and more.

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

Understand the requirements to qualify as a nonmanufacturer;
Know how to determine whether a nonmanufacturer waiver is in effect, and how to obtain a waiver;
Understand the important exceptions and limitations of the nonmanufacturer rule.

Target Audience: Small businesses pursuing federal market opportunities

Meet Your Instructors:

Matthew Schoonover

MATTHEW SCHOONOVER is a Partner at Koprince Law LLC, where he counsels clients about the unique legal issues they face as federal government contractors. In addition to advising clients about regulatory and compliance issues, Matt prepares effective and compliant teaming agreements, subcontracts, mentor/protégé agreements, joint venture agreements, and other key documents. A significant portion of Matt’s practice, moreover, involves representing contractors in bid protests, size and socio-economic category protests and appeals, and in claims and appeals under the Contract Disputes Act.

Matt has been honored to present on government contracting legal issues to a variety of audiences, including at several small business and veterans’ contracting seminars. He has been quoted in articles appearing in Bloomberg.com, Law360.com, Westlaw Journal, and Contract Management magazine. Matt is also a co-author of SBA Small Business Size and Affiliation Rules and Debriefings and Bid Protests, which are Volumes 2 and 3 in the “Koprince Law LLC GovCon Handbooks” series.

You can catch Matt’s latest government contracting posts on SmallGovCon, including his 5 Things You Should Know series. You can also follow him on Twitter (@MTSchoonover) or correspond with him by email (mschoonover@koprince.com).

Rob Kampen is an Associate Attorney with Koprince Law LLC. Rob’s practice covers all areas related to federal government contracts. In representing clients, Rob brings his business acumen and experience to help clients address their regulatory concerns in practical ways. Before joining the firm, Rob worked for several years in financial services and telecom. At Community America Credit Union, he helped both individuals and small businesses navigate their complex financial situations and identify custom solutions to fit their needs. During his time at Sprint, Rob’s focus was on negotiating, drafting, and managing contracts to maintain and upgrade Sprint’s network and cell site portfolio.

Rob attended the University of Kansas School of Law. During law school, he worked for the Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel in their small business/self-employed group. He also received his B.S. in Political Science from Creighton University. Outside of the office, Rob enjoys staying active, whether by travelling with his wife or taking his lake-loving dog to the park. He can be reached by phone: (785) 200-8919 or email at rkampen@koprince.com


Oct 17 2019


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 17 2019
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm