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Succeeding in Government Small Business Contracting: Guidance for Primes and Subs Webinar Series 2020

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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One event on September 15, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on October 20, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 15, 2020 at 12:00 pm


This 5 part program covers the various issues pertaining to the Small Business Programs implemented through Federal contracting.  It covers the complex in government contracting rules that apply when of procurement is set-aside, in whole or in part, for small business; when a large contractor must subcontract with small buiness; and when a small business prime subcontracts with a large business.  The program also covers the unique requirements for compliance with the various small business rules. 

At the end of this program you will understand the opportunities and obligations created by the Small Business Act and subsequent statutes, plus strategies for taking advantage of these opportunities while meeting the obligations.  For large businesses you will have an appreciation of the small business issues you will have to address in your purchasing and supply chain management.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the basic requirements for small business contracting with the government
  • Learn about the contract formation issues unique to the small business contracting environment
  • Know how to use the special protest procedures when small businesses are involved
  • Understand the special set aside programs that create opportunities for large and small contractors
  • Learn about the large/small business pairings that give both businesses advantages in government contracting

Who Should Attend:
This course is designed to benefit both government and contractor personnel as well as existing small businesses considering doing business with the Federal government and individuals thinking of creating a small business to do business with the Federal government.  Large businesses will also benefit from this course as we identify requirements to comply with the Small Business Act and pitfalls to be avoided in achieving their small business goals under Federal government contracts. 

Topics and Dates

All sessions will take place Tuesdays, 12:00 am – 1:30 pm (ET). 

  1. Small Business Overview – August 18
    • Principal sources of Law
    • Why Special Rules for Small Businesses
    • Congressional Oversight
    • SBA Organization
    • Small Business Contracting & Subcontracting Goals
    • Size Standards (NAICS)
    • Certifications
    • Set Asides
    • Rule of Two
    • Affiliation
    • Protests
    • Prime/Sub
    • Mentor-Protégé
    • SBIR
    • Certification of Competency (CoC)
  2. Formation and Affiliation Issues – September 15
    • Ownership and Control
    • Location
    • NAICS codes
    • Number of Employees
    • Average Revenues
    • Affiliation
    • Ostensible Subcontractor
    • Joint Ventures
    • Common Management or Facilities
    • Identity of Interest
    • Newly Organized Concern

  3. Protests– October 20
    • Size status
    • Qualifying persons
    • Location of business and employees
    • Forums/Jurisdiction
    • Process

  4. Set Aside Programs – November 17
    • Sole Source
    • Reserve under Simplified Acquisition Threshold
    • Full & Partial Set Asides
    • Rule of Two
    • Set Asides for Task Orders under IDIQ
    • Set Asides under Schedules
    • Set Asides by Small Business Category

  5. Subcontracting, Mentor-Protege, and Teaming Agreements – December 15
    • Subcontracting Goals
    • Subcontracting Plans
    • Joint Ventures & Teaming Agreements
    • The Mentor/Protege Programs
    • Disputes
    • Intellectual Property


October 20
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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