The Federal Government issues more than $100 billion in small business contracts each year, with prime contractors contributing billions more in small business subcontracting dollars. Despite the significant stakes, small and large contractors continue to struggle to understand the often changing regulations and the opportunities these programs provide. In this practical webinar, you will learn about the eligibility requirements for federal small business programs and strategies to avoid common pitfalls. Among other things, you will learn best practices in small business subcontracting and the opportunities provided by the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) newly expanded Mentor Protégé Program.
Upon course completion, you will be able to:
- Describe how the SBA determines if a business is “small”
- Outline basic eligibility requirements for the 8(a), Service-Disabled Veteran Owned (“SDVOSB”), Women-Owned Small Business (“WOSB”), and Historically Underutilized Business Zones (“HUBZone”) programs
- Recognize and plan how to avoid common eligibility pitfalls related to affiliation, ownership, and control
- Address best practices in small business subcontracting
- Describe the process for participating in the Mentor Protégé Programs and identify opportunities using that program