I am back in Lawrence after a great trip to Washington, DC where I attended the Native American Contractors Association 2017 Federal Contracting Policy and Advocacy Conference. I was part of a great panel yesterday on the future of federal contracting. The panel spoke about GAO bid protests, the move away from lowest-price technically-acceptable procurements, the need to improve the HUBZone program, and other important topics facing the contracting community in the years to come.
A huge “thank you” to Mike Anderson, Chelsea Fish, and the entire NACA leadership team for organizing this fantastic event and inviting me to participate. And a big thanks also to everyone who attended the panel and stopped by the Koprince Law LLC booth. It was wonderful to see so many old friends and make plenty of new ones.
Next on my travel agenda: the National Veterans Small Business Engagement. If you will be attending the NVSBE, I look forward to seeing you in St. Louis.
I am back in Lawrence after a great trip to Minneapolis last week for the 2016 National Veterans Small Business Engagement. At the NVSBE, I presented four Learning Sessions: one on the nomanufacturer rule, the second on SDVOSB joint ventures, the third on best (and worst) practices in prime/subcontractor teaming agreements, and the fourth on common myths in the SBA’s size and socioeconomic set-aside programs (no, a contractor is not required to list a solicitation’s specific NAICS code in the contractor’s SAM profile).
It was great to see so many familiar faces and make so many new acquaintances. A big thank you to the organizers for putting on this fantastic event and inviting me to speak. Thank you, also, to all of the contractors, acquisition personnel and others who attended my Learning Sessions, asked insightful questions, and stuck around to chat afterwards. Another “thank you” who those who stopped by the Koprince Law LLC booth on the trade show floor to talk about government contracts law and collect a spiffy Koprince Law pen. And finally, thank you to all of the veterans who attended the NVSBE–and those who didn’t–for your service to our country.
If you are a service-disabled veteran owned small business or veteran-owned small business, there’s no bigger event than the annual National Veterans Small Business Engagement.
This year’s NVSBE will be in Minneapolis, and is less than a week away. I am excited to announce that I’ll be presenting four Learning Sessions at the 2016 NVSBE on a variety of legal topics important to SDVOSBs and VOSBs.
I am back in Lawrence after a great trip to Philadelphia, where I spoke at the 11th Annual Veterans Business Training and Outreach Conference. My presentation focused on recent legal changes important to SDVOSBs and VOSBs, including major changes to the SDVOSB joint venture requirements and the new “all small” mentor-protege program.
Many thanks to Clyde Stoltzfus and his team at the Southeast Pennsylvania PTAC for organizing this great event and inviting me to speak. And of course, a big “thank you” as well to everyone who attended the presentation, asked great questions, and followed up after the event.
Next on my travel agenda, I’ll be at the National Veterans Small Business Engagement in Minneapolis from November 1-3. I will present four Learning Sessions at the NVSBE, and will spend my “spare” time manning the Koprince Law LLC booth on the tradeshow floor. If you’ll be attending the 2016 NVSBE, I look forward to seeing you there!
I am back in Lawrence after two great days at the National Veterans Small Business Engagement in Pittsburgh. I led three Learning Sessions at the NVSBE: the first on SDVOSB joint venturing and teaming, the second on the SBA’s proposed new “universal” mentor-protege program, and the third on the ins and outs of the non-manufacturer rule.
Thank you to all of the veterans, government representatives, and others who attended the sessions–the rooms were packed and the audiences were very engaged. And thank you, as well, to the organizers of this great annual event, who kindly invited me to speak even though the VA and I don’t exactly see eye to eye on the Kingdomware case.
If you weren’t able to attend my sessions at the NVSBE, I am happy to send you a copy of the slides–just contact me.
I am pleased to announce that I will be presenting three Learning Sessions at the 2015 National Veterans Small Business Engagement in Pittsburgh.
My first session, Joint Venturing and Teaming on SDVOSB Set-Aside Contracts, will take place on November 17 at 11:10 a.m. in Room 333. The second session, The SBA’s Proposed New “Universal” Mentor-Protege Program, will be that same day at 3:10 p.m. in Room 413. The third session, Is My Company a “Non-Manufacturer”–The Ins and Outs of the Non-Manufacturer Rule will be held on November 18 at 11:10 a.m. in Room 413.
If you will be attending NVSBE 2015, I hope you’ll make it to my Learning Sessions. See you at the conference!
I am back in the Midwest after traveling to Atlanta last week for the National Veterans Small Business Engagement. This annual event was everything it was cracked up to be, featuring an incredible array of government officials, veteran-owned businesses, large prime contractors, and industry leaders.
Thank you to everyone who attended my learning session on GAO bid protests–you were a very engaged audience. Thank you, as well, to the organizers of the event, who assembled an outstanding variety of sessions and kept everything running very smoothly.
Thanks also to all of my veteran-owned clients and contacts who attended from all over the country. It was good to see so many familiar faces, and in some cases to put faces to names for the first time. And most importantly, for all the veterans who attended (and those who were unable to do so this year), thank you for your service to our country.