Hopewell Darneille, of the Firm’s Washington, DC office, will be a presenter at the seventh annual Dynamic Networking for Small Business (DYNET) Conference, a federal and prime contracting event in Fairmont, West Virginia, on April 27, 2015 at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center.
Mr. Darneille will co-present a workshop on “Teaming, Joint Ventures, Subcontracting & Mentor-Protege Agreements in Today’s Changing Procurement Environment,” with Melissa Loder, the principal Business Opportunity Specialist in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) West Virginia District Office.
This workshop will provide a fast-moving discussion of options and strategies in structuring teaming arrangements and mentor-protege agreements in today’s changing procurement environment. The workshop will discuss real-world problems addressed in recent SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA), Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Court cases, and how companies can resolve and avoid such issues. The workshop also will discuss current regulatory developments, including the new authorization of Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) sole source set-asides and SBA’s pending final rules on joint ventures, affiliation, the new proposed universal mentor-protege program and limitations on subcontracting.
The DYNET Conference is hosted by the I-79 Development Council. In addition to the SBA, participating organizations include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Regional Contracting Assistance Agency (RCAC). Registration for the conference is free. To register, visit www.dynetworking.com.
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