A seminar on “How to Win Federal Construction Contracts with Teaming Arrangements” is being held on February 23, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Hotel in Orlando, Florida. The program is scheduled to take place from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the seminar fee is $195, with a fee of $95 for additional people from the same company.

As contractors are well aware, the world of federal construction contracting has changed. Sealed bidding has largely given way to contracting by negotiation (“best value’), and the government is using task order contracts for construction more frequently. These large dollar value multi-year procurements are often beyond the economic reach of many small and medium-sized contractors. The negative effect on small businesses has not gone unnoticed.

The way to survive and thrive in this new world of federal construction contracting is to engage in various forms of teaming arrangements. These include joint ventures, committed subcontracting, large and small business teaming agreements, and small business subcontracting. In fact, the government often includes provisions in solicitations that encourage and promote teaming and joint ventures. These provisions permit small and medium-sized businesses to compete for contracts they would otherwise be deemed ineligible.  To further foster small business participation, the government also uses set-aside procurements that limit competition to HUBZone business, Service Disabled Veteran Owned firms, or 8(a) concerns.

This seminar is being presented by the law firm of Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman and the Chairman of the Firm’s Federal Construction Practice Group, Michael H. Payne, will address the following topics:

* What is a teaming arrangement?

* What should be included in a teaming agreement?

* What types of joint ventures are permitted in federal construction contracting

 * What are the requirements for a joint venture agreement?

* How can large business concerns benefit from small business set-asides that seem to exclude them from participation in many federal projects?

* Are there any circumstances where a large business can affiliate with a small business concern?

* What happens if two or more small businesses join to form a team?

* How can Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, HUBZone contractors, and 8 (a) firms leverage their size status and preferential status to maximize participation in larger dollar value procurements?

* How can a prime contractor take advantage of the past performance of a team member to increase its competitive position? hatever your experience level is with teaming arrangements, this seminar will provide you with the tools compete in the new landscape of federal government contracting.

To register, please respond by February 18, 2010 by clicking here.  For questions, please contact Crystal Garcia at (215) 564-1700 or email cgarcia@cohenseglias.com.