Webinar: Part One of Series “Partnering to Win on Federal Contracts: Teaming, JVs, and the Mentor Protégé Program” by Maria Panichelli

May 15, 2019

Government Contracting Partner Maria Panichelli presented part one of a four-part webinar series titled, “Partnering to Win on Federal Contracts: Teaming, JVs, and the Mentor Protégé Program” on Friday, May 10 from 12-1:30 P.M. Thank you to those who participated in part one! For those of you who missed it, or if you attended but would like a recap, here’s 5 key takeaways:

1. Teaming and Joint Ventures are strategies that government contractors can use to increase their contract award opportunities.  However, there are distinct differences between Teaming and JVing, and it is important for contractors to understand these differences, and analyze which strategy might work best in their particular circumstances.

2. A thorough understanding of the fundamental underlying small business regulations, and the purpose of the small business programs, is critical to successful teaming and joint venturing.

3. Open and honest communication, transparency, and accountability are the key to a successful partnership, and successful completion of government contracts.

4. When teaming, remember to discuss key issues such as Exclusivity, Enforceability and Expectations!

5. The Mentor Protégé programs are meant to help small business concerns receive mentorship and guidance; the SBA will not approve a mentor-protégé pair if the sole purpose of that pairing is to joint venture for small business contracts.

View part one below. The slides for part one can be downloaded here. Register for part 2 here, part 3 here, and part 4 here.


Maria is the Chair of the Government Contracting department, focusing her practice exclusively on federal government contracting and procurement. Her practice includes pre- and post-award bid protests, contract interpretation and performance counseling, the preparation of Requests for Equitable Adjustment and Contract Disputes Act (CDA) claim litigation, statutory and regulatory compliance counseling, resolution of subcontractor disputes (including the negotiation of liquidating agreements, and the use of pass-through claims and Miller Act bond claims), contract terminations, and all aspects of small business procurement. Click here to learn more about Maria and her practice.

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