Short Take: Hopewell Darneille to Present at DYNET 2018, Fairmont, WV -- April 5, 2018
March 23, 2018
Hopewell Darneille, of the Firm's Washington, DC office, will be a presenter at the annual Dynamic Networking for Small Business (DYNET) Conference, a federal and prime contracting event in Fairmont, West Virginia, on April 5, 2018 at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center.
Mr. Darneille will co-present a workshop on "SBA's 2016 Joint Venture Rules Revisited," with Melissa Loder, the principal Business Opportunity Specialist in the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) West Virginia District Office.
This workshop will provide a fast-moving discussion of SBA's 2016 joint venture rules, and the related new limitations on subcontracting (LOS) and universal mentor-protégé (M/P) program rules. Mr. Darneille and Ms. Loder will discuss considerations, options, strategies and traps in structuring joint ventures, including mentor-protégé joint ventures, under SBA's new rules. They will discuss real-world problems addressed in recent SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA), Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Court cases, and how companies can resolve and avoid such issues. Finally, the Workshop will discuss the pending consolidation of the SBA and Veterans Administration (VA) Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) regimes.
The DYNET Program is sponsored by the Northern West Virginia (NWV) Chapter of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA). In addition to the SBA, participating organizations include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the VA and the Regional Contracting Assistance Agency (RCAC). Registration for the conference is free. To register, visit www.dynetworking.com.
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