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Pathways to Government Contracting 2022: Hazards to Contractors Entering the U.S. Supply Chain By Subcontract

May 17, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The unique regulatory landscape of Government Contracting makes it difficult for new or commercial businesses to enter the space.  Fortunately, the Government has created several programs to assist companies looking to enter the Federal market.  These opportunities certainly help these new-entrants.  However, they also provide subcontracting opportunities for more traditional government contractors.  Join McCarter & English’s Dan Kelly as they explore how both new market entrants and existing contractors looking to subcontract may use these unique programs to create opportunities that help both classes of company.

Second Tuesday of the Month

All Sessions 12:00-1:30pm

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  • 1/18: JVs for Large and Small Contractors
    • What are Joint Ventures?
      • How do they different from teaming agreements?
    • Who uses Joint Ventures?
    • JV Advantages and Disadvantages
    • A Brief Overview of the Mentor Protégé Program
  • 2/22: SBIR Contracting
    • What is the SBIR/STTR Program
    • What are the Phases?
    • Subcontracting with SBIR Phase II and III Recipients
  • 3/15: Other Transactional Agreements
    • OTA Basics
    • What is research and prototyping?
    • What is a non-traditional contractor?
    • Competition in award and sole-source follow-on contracts
    • Consortium and non-consortium based OTAs
  • 4/19: IP in Government Contracting

    • Preserving Rights to Inventions Conceived or First Reduced to Practice under Government Funded Contracts and Grants (Understanding Bayh-Dole)
    • Strategies to Protecting Rights in IP Used, Modified or Improved with Government Funding
    • Ownership and License Rights to Technical Data and Computer Software under the FAR/DFARS
    • Licensing IP associated with Commercial Items
    • Rights of Subcontractors to IP Produced Under the Subcontract
    • Government Contractor Rights to Indemnification against Infringement Suits by Third Parties
  • 5/17: Hazards to Contractors Entering the U.S. Supply Chain By Subcontract
    • The Need for a Negotiated Agreement
    • Top 10 (13) Most Important Terms That Require Negotiation
    • Well Actually There’s One More – Scope!
    • Mandatory vs. Permissive Flow-Downs:  BEWARE THE BROAD FLOW-DOWN LINK!
    • Courted as a Small Business – Don’t Represent Until You Know the Affiliation Rules
    • Update on Section 889 – A Possible Barrier to Entry at All Tiers
  • 6/12: Simplified Acquisition Procedures & Commercial Items
    • Commercial Items and COTS
    • The Simplified Acquisition Threshold
    • The Micropurchase Threshold and the P-Card


May 17, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm




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