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Recent Trends in COVID Mask and Vaccine Mandates for Employers

Join PilieroMazza’s Nichole Atallah and Sarah Nash, partners in the Firm’s Labor & Employment Group, for an overview of recent legal developments and trends on vaccine and mask mandates and their implications for employers, whether engaged in the commercial or federal sector.

Teaming, Subcontracting, & Joint Ventures

In this webinar, Tony Franco, senior partner of PilieroMazza PLLC, will provide an overview of the various types of strategic partnership agreements available to veteran and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. Tony will start with a review of basic teaming agreements, which will include performing due diligence, eligibility requirements, and how to structure the division of work when putting together the agreement. Tony will then move into subcontracting and discuss the key clauses to include in these agreements. Joint Ventures always generate many questions, so Tony will also spend time reviewing the main characteristics of joint ventures, the advantages and disadvantages of JVs, and how to structure a JV, especially with set-aside components. He will also discuss the special rules for joint ventures.

SBA’s Final Rule on Joint Ventures, the Mentor-Protégé Program, the 8(a) Program, and Much More

PilieroMazza attorneys Peter Ford and Anna Wright give a presentation on key changes for government contractors. SBA recently issued a final rule that will impact joint ventures, the mentor-protégé program, the 8(a) program, and much more. Understanding the new rule is essential to leveraging your small business status. The changes that Peter and Anna will discuss include Mentor-Protégé Program Limitations and Requirements, Joint Ventures, Small Businesses Affiliation and Recertification Rules, and Revised 8(a) Program Requirements.

This is the Busy Buying Season: Strategies on How to Respond to Opportunities

In this webinar, subject matter expert Jon Williams from PilieroMazza PLLC will present the new rules impacting ownership and control of SDVOSBs.

Jon will share insight on how these rules will:

  • Be handled by the Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Impact your operating agreement
  • Influence the way your business operates
  • Interplay between VA and SBA

Instructors: Jonathan Williams, Partner PilieroMazza

This is the Busy Buying Season: Strategies on How to Respond to Opportunities

Tina Patterson, Principal of Jade Solutions, LLC will share with attendees tips and strategies to adapt your proposal management strategies to continue delivering winning solicitation responses during the upcoming projected busy buying season.

Presented by: Tina E. Patterson, CF APMP, ACIArb Principal, Jade Solutions, LLC

Takeaways Include:

  • Effective tips to address quick turn-around on RFP’s
  • Solicitation trends to be aware of
  • Tools to help manage the volume of RFP requests

Center for Verification and Evaluation Protests and Appeals (CVE)

In this webinar, Judge Holleman will present a program on how protests and appeals from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) database will be handled at the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Hearings & Appeals (OHA).

Presented by: SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals

Topics include:

  • Congress recently authorized OHA with the task of adjudicating these matters and this program will walk the participant through each stage of the process for both CVE protests and appeals.
  • It will explain how both CVE protests and appeals are initiated, who may initiate them, what issues may be addressed, when protests and appeals may be filed, what protective orders are, when protests and appeals may be dismissed, who may respond to them, the basis for the decisions, and whether the decisions may be reconsidered.
  • At the conclusion, participants will grasp the new CVE database protests and appeals process and have a better understanding on how they may initiate or defend a CVE protest or appeal at SBA’s OHA.

VIP VBOC Webinar: CVE Certification and SBA Transition

Where are you in the CVE Process and transition to SBA?

The transfer of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) to the SBA is effective January 1, 2023. All functions of the CVE will be Managed by SBA.

Hear from Mr. Larry Stubblefield, who is the Associate Administrator for the Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD) at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). In this role, Mr. Stubblefield oversees the OVBD team in developing and implementing policies and programs that equip veterans, service members (active duty, National Guard, Reserve), and military spouse-owned small businesses with counseling and education, access to capital, and contracting opportunities. Mr. Stubblefield has first-hand military experience, having served 30 years as an enlisted soldier and active duty officer in the US Army.

VIP VBOC Webinar: CVE Certification and SBA Transition Part 2

The transfer of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) to the SBA is effective January 1, 2023. All functions of the CVE will be Managed by SBA.

Hear from VIP Graduate, Marc Goldschmitt, who will discuss this change and ensure your company experience a smooth transition.

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