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Subcontracting Management from A to Z: Joint Ventures and Teaming Agreements

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Part 2: Joint Ventures and Teaming Agreements There are a variety of ways traditional “prime” and “sub” contractors can partner together under a federal procurement. Beyond the traditional prime/sub arrangement, companies may also consider utilizing joint ventures or teaming agreements to maximize the value provided to the government customer. In Part 2 of this 9-part […]

Subcontracting Management from A to Z: Small Business Subcontractors

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Part 3: Small Business Subcontracting: An Overview Contractors frequently do business with small businesses for a variety of reasons, including tapping into a market reserved for small and socioeconomic preferences. In Part 3 of this 9-part series, the Sheppard Mullin Supply Chain Management Team will walk through the various types of small business relationships and […]

Small Biz Basics 2023 – Small Biz Buzz

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The Series is intended as an entry-level look at the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and its Supplements (DFARS, HHSAR, etc.), as well as the Small Business Administration (SBA) regulations for small business federal contractors. U.S. Government policy is to work with small businesses whenever possible.  There are special programs designed to help small businesses compete […]

Subcontracting Management from A to Z: Subcontracting Plans

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Part 4: Subcontracting Plans Contractors frequently do business with small businesses for a variety of reasons, including tapping into a market reserved for small and socioeconomic preferences. In Part 4 of this 9-part series, the Sheppard Mullin Supply Chain Management Team will dig into the FAR Part 19 guidance and requirements for Small Business Subcontracting […]

Small Biz Basics 2023 – Small Biz Contracting Basics

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The Series is intended as an entry-level look at the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and its Supplements (DFARS, HHSAR, etc.), as well as the Small Business Administration (SBA) regulations for small business federal contractors. U.S. Government policy is to work with small businesses whenever possible.  There are special programs designed to help small businesses compete […]

Small Biz Basics 2023 – Small Biz Set-Aside Programs

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The Series is intended as an entry-level look at the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and its Supplements (DFARS, HHSAR, etc.), as well as the Small Business Administration (SBA) regulations for small business federal contractors. U.S. Government policy is to work with small businesses whenever possible.  There are special programs designed to help small businesses compete […]

FREE: GovCon 101 – NAICS

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Federal buyers must designate the NAICS codes and size standards they will assign to procurements, and many prime contractors must assign NAICS codes and size standards to their subcontracts. Join Jayna as she discusses the very basics of how the Federal Government and prime contractors should select the appropriate NAICS codes and size standards and […]

Small Biz Basics 2023 – Small Biz Contractor Relationships

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The Series is intended as an entry-level look at the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and its Supplements (DFARS, HHSAR, etc.), as well as the Small Business Administration (SBA) regulations for small business federal contractors. U.S. Government policy is to work with small businesses whenever possible.  There are special programs designed to help small businesses compete […]

Small Biz Basics 2023 – Small Biz Graduation

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The Series is intended as an entry-level look at the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and its Supplements (DFARS, HHSAR, etc.), as well as the Small Business Administration (SBA) regulations for small business federal contractors. U.S. Government policy is to work with small businesses whenever possible.  There are special programs designed to help small businesses compete […]

Subcontracting Management from A to Z: Contractor Purchasing Systems

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Part 5: Contractor Purchasing Systems The same way the FAR sets forth the policies and procedures guiding federal buyers in how they administer prime contracts, prime contractors are, in turn, required to implement policies and procedures to manage subcontractors effectively. In Part 5 of our 9-part series, the Sheppard Mullin Supply Chain Management Team will […]

Subcontracting Management from A to Z: Awarding Subcontracts

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Part 6: Awarding Subcontracts Having subcontracting policies and procedures is one thing, but none of it really matters if you can’t actually get business done. In Part 6 of this 9-part Series, the Sheppard Mullin Supply Chain Management Team will review best practices for selecting, awarding, and negotiating subcontract agreements, including discussing the government’s right […]

Subcontracting Management from A to Z: Flow Downs and Terms & Conditions

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Part 7: Flow Downs and Terms & Conditions Prime contractors have obligations to flow down certain prime contract requirements to subcontractors; subcontractors, for their part, typically want to resist as many of these flowdowns as they can. In Part 7 of this 9-part series, the Sheppard Mullin Supply Chain Management Team will walk through mandatory […]

Subcontracting Management from A to Z: Subcontract Pricing

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Part 8: Subcontract Pricing The federal government wants to ensure that it obtains the best value when contracting – whether at the prime or subcontract level. This means that prime contractors are expected to scrutinize their subcontractors’ pricing, much the same way the federal government scrutinizes its primes’. In Part 8 of this 9-part series, […]

Subcontracting Management from A to Z: Subcontract Management and Administration

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Part 9: Subcontract Management and Administration Wrapping up our 9-part series is a discussion of best practices for subcontract management and administration. Join us as the Sheppard Mullin Supply Chain Management Team uses real-world examples to provide practical advice for managing your subcontractors and supply chains, scaling your internal processes and procedures to best meet […]