Recently, the federal government has become more serious about issuing contracts to small businesses and that requires contractors to approach this market with creative solutions. One of those solutions is the Small Business Administration’s newly expanded Mentor-Protégé program, which allows large businesses to team with a larger variety of small businesses and to pursue contracts for which those small businesses are eligible. This program sets up a win/win situation, as large businesses can derive more workshare than they could from a traditional subcontract and small businesses gain a partner that is more invested in their success.
Damien C. Specht is a partner in the firm’s Government Contracts & Public Procurement practice in the Northern Virginia office. Recognized by multiple publications as a rising star, Mr. Specht represents clients in all facets of government contracts mergers and acquisitions, as well as Federal Acquisition Regulation counseling, negotiation of subcontracts and teaming agreements, contract disputes, size protests, and both pre- and post-award bid protests. More ›