The nonmanufacturer rule is one that is commonly misunderstood in the federal government contracting realm. But it is also one we encounter quite often in our role assisting federal contractors.
On September 21, please join my colleague, Steven Koprince, and me as we dive deep into the nonmanufacturer role, tackling the ins and the outs of the rule and answering some of your questions surrounding it. The webinar will be hosted by our friends at the Iowa State University CIRAS PTAC, and it is easy to register: just click here.
It is with great pleasure that we announce that the firm you have known as Koprince Law LLC has a new name:
Koprince McCall Pottroff LLC
The firm, a boutique federal government contracts firm in Lawrence, KS, will continue to focus on providing services to federal contractors throughout the United States and beyond, with a special focus on those issues unique to small business federal contractors.
The federal government contracting rulebook is notoriously complex and confusing–but not all confusion is created equally. As attorneys serving federal contractors (many of them small businesses), my colleagues and I often see contractors making the same common legal mistakes or holding the same common legal misconceptions.
On August 12, please join me and Nicole Pottroff as we cover our top 21 legal mistakes in federal government contracting–with an emphasis on small business issues–and explain how to avoid them. This webinar is hosted by our friends at Govology and it is easy to register: just click here. See you on August 12!
Robert Jones of Left Brain Professionals is putting on the GovCon Accounting Summit this week. I’ll be involved in a Panel Discussion – The Need for GovCon Accounting Advisors, at 9:00 AM-10:30 AM ET on July 22, 2021. Hope to see you there. There are many other great topics at the event, so be sure to check it out!
My colleague Steven Koprince and I are pleased to be speaking at The Catalyst Center for Business & Entrepreneurship this Thursday. Please join us on July 15, 2021 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM (CDT) as we discuss the SBA’s affiliation rules in plain English, from rules governing common ownership and management to lesser-known bases of affiliation such as economic dependence and family relationships.
The Catalyst always has a great group both organizing the events, and attending! We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at this event. For more information and to register, visit their site.
To be awarded a government contract, a company must do more than submit the winning proposal — it must be “responsible.” The concept of responsibility in government contracting is far-reaching and can include such things as having adequate financial resources, a satisfactory ethical record, acceptable past performance, and even required security clearances.
On July 15, please join me and Chris Coleman as we discuss this cornerstone of government contracting in a session hosted by Govology. Chris and I will cover responsibility in-depth, including what is inclued in the FAR’s definition of responsibility, how the government evaluates responsibility, and how a small business can challenge a non-responsibility determination through the SBA’s Certificate of Competency process.
It’s easy to register: just click here. See you on July 15!
For disadvantaged small businesses, the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program can help level the playing field by providing powerful benefits, including access to sole source and set-aside contracts. And in the wake of the Administration’s announcement that it will attempt to boost SDB contracting by 50%, this could be the right time for many businesses to consider an 8(a) Program application.
On Wednesday, June 30 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern, please join me as I discuss the 8(a) Program with Teresa Moon of Parabilis. As a back-and-forth conversation (not a webinar), this promises to be an informative and fun event. Click here to sign up. See you on June 30!