Associated General Contractors of America & Cohen Seglias Webinar
On October 6th, join Partner Ed DeLisle for the Associated General Contractors of America webinar, “What all Federal Contractors—Big and Small—Need to Know about the New SBA Mentor-Protégé Program & Other Small Business Changes.” For more information, and to register for this event, please visit the AGC of America website.
The federal construction contracting marketplace faces the potential for a dramatic change, whether your company is a small business or not, as a result of recent U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) final regulations. Those regulations expand the SBA’s Mentor-Protégé Program to all small businesses—whether a categorical small business (WOSB, SDVOSB, HUBZone) or plain old small business—and beyond the existing 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Program. This will translate into more opportunities for large and small construction contractors to form joint ventures and bid on small business set-aside work. Additional regulations will also require large prime contractors to provide prior written notice to a subcontractor that it intends to identify the small business by name as a potential subcontractor in a proposal, offer, bid or subcontracting plan in connection with a federal contract.
During this webinar, AGC’s Associate Director of the Federal and Heavy Construction Division Jordan Howard and the construction law firm Cohen Seglias’ Edward T. DeLisle will discuss:
- The Potential Impacts of this New Program on Federal Contracting and Your Construction Business;
- Basics of the New SBA Mentor Protégé Program;
- What Contractors Should Know Before Participating in the New SBA Mentor Protégé Program;
- How will SBA Handle Applications for the New Mentor Protégé Program; and
- The Changes to Small Business Subcontracting Plans and its Impact on Large and Small Businesses.
Edward T. DeLisle is Co-Chair of the Federal Contracting Practice Group. Ed frequently advises contractors on federal contracting matters including bid protests, claims and appeals, procurement issues, small business issues and dispute resolution.