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Increasing competitiveness: Mentor/protégé, Joint ventures, and Subcontracting

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (EDT)
 9/14/2023 11:00 AM (EDT)
 No Fee

 MDAPEX Team (301) 405-6550

 Online Meeting (Live)
 DoD Mentor-Protégé Program Information, Government Contracting, SBA Mentor-Protégé Program Information, Selling to Government

It’s no secret that federal government contract awards are hard to earn. This is becoming truer and truer as Uncle Sam continues to consolidate awards.

In this age of consolidated contracts and increased competition, small business contractors must take every advantage to best position themselves for awards. Thankfully, there are important tools to help small businesses do so: the Department of Defense’s and Small Business Administration’s mentor/protégé programs.

In this presentation, government contracts attorney Matthew Schoonover will discuss the importance of these programs, and why they might make sense for your small business. Armed with his experience assisting small businesses set up compliant mentor/protégé agreements, joint ventures, and subcontracting relationships, Matthew will share key considerations for each program, as well as considerations to keep in mind as your business navigates these relationships.

Attendees will learn the benefits of participating and tips for success.


Matthew Schoonover is the founder and managing member of Schoonover & Moriarty LLC, a law firm dedicated to serving federal government contractors. Together with his colleagues, Matt counsels clients on all aspects of their work with the federal government—from understanding acquisition regulations and contract provisions; to ensuring compliance with regulations relating to small business and socioeconomic program eligibility; and developing mentor/protégé agreements, joint venture agreements, and subcontracts. Schoonover & Moriarty also represents contractors in bid protests, size and socioeconomic eligibility protests, and performance disputes. Above all, Matt enjoys helping small businesses achieve success in the federal marketplace. Matt is an experienced speaker, having traveled the country (and, more recently, cyberspace) to present on topics critical to small businesses. He has been interviewed for a variety of publications and podcasts relating to small businesses. He’s also an experienced writer on small business federal contracting issues; you can follow Matt’s posts on small business federal contracting issues on GovConBrief.com.

Make sure to connect with Matt on LinkedIn. You can also email Matt at
mschoonover@SchoonoverLawFirm.com or call him at 913.354.2630.



September 14
10:00 am - 11:00 am


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