ABOUT THIS EVENT
With the passing of a recent $1 trillion+ infrastructure bill and renewed emphasis on contracting with underrepresented businesses (including at the state level increased requirements to subcontract with certified Small, Women-owned, and Minority-owned (“SWaM”) businesses), small disadvantaged businesses are poised to gain massive benefits! Whether you are a concern considering SWaM or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (“DBE”) certification, an already-certified concern, or even a large or non-disadvantaged business, it is important to understand the requirements of these programs and how to leverage them for potentially lucrative opportunities. Join Government Contracts Attorneys Brad Reaves and Paul Hawkins as they outline the ins and outs of both the Virginia SWaM and DBE programs including program eligibility requirements, certification procedures, common contracting and continuing eligibility issues, and certification appeals. We look forward to having you join us!
Brad Reaves helps government contractors make sense of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Small Business Regulations, and other statutory and regulatory minefields. Brad has particular expertise and experience with the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Mentor Protégé Programs (both the “All Small” and 8(a) Mentor Protégé Programs), and set-aside programs including the 8(a), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB - SBA & CVE), HUBZone, and Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB and EDWOSB) programs.
Paul Hawkins’ practice focuses on helping government contractors and business owners successfully navigate the unique issues they face on a daily basis. Specifically, Paul helps small business clients avoid regulatory and legal pitfalls while optimizing their participation across various state and federal small business programs including the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a), Service Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVOSB), HUBZone, Women Owned and Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned (WOSB/EDWOSB) Programs, the DOT’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, and Virginia’s Small, Woman, and Minority Owned (SWAM) Programs. Paul also has specific expertise in navigating the SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Leveraging his knowledge of the various SBA small business programs, Paul regularly represents clients in prosecuting and defending against SBA Size and Status Protests (SDVOSB, HUBZone, WOSB/EDWOSB) as well as Size and Status Appeals at the SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA).
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
11:30am-1:30pm (Lunch provided)
Comfort Systems of Virginia - Training Room
824 Curtis Saunders Court, Suite 104
Chesapeake, VA 23321
ABC-VA and HRUHCA Members - $67
Non-members - $97
Please note that a reservation constitutes a financial commitment unless cancellations are made 24 hours in advance.
Contact Jamie Carrow, [email protected]