Teaming & Collaborations
The Amadeo Law Firm helps clients build productive relationships with their prime contractor, subcontractor, vendor and joint venture partners through carefully crafted agreements. Whether the arrangements involve SBA Mentor-Protégé partnerships, teaming agreements, prime contracts, subcontracts, joint venture agreements or intellectual property licenses or transfer agreements, the firm counsels clients so that they accomplish their government contracting collaboration objectives while also protecting their business and proprietary interests.
Very few government contractors are able to single-handedly deliver goods or services to their government clients without obtaining at least some products or services from other vendors or subcontractors. Even small business government contractors often have to subcontract part of their work to other companies. In fact, for many government contractors, the process of selecting subcontractors and vendors that will provide support during contract performance often begins well before contract award, and in some instances even before a contract solicitation has been issued.
The Amadeo Law Firm guides clients during the pre-award teaming stages so that they align themselves with partners in arrangements that give them the best chances to maximize their capabilities. With significant experience representing small to mid-sized businesses in dealings with major prime contractors, the firm helps clients negotiate agreements that enable all parties to enjoy rewards of their contract efforts to the fullest extent possible.
Increasingly, government contractors are choosing to form joint ventures with other contractors in order to bid on and perform under government contracts. Joint ventures offer contractors unique opportunities to capitalize on the experience, financial resources, and past performance of their teaming partners. In certain instances, such as in the case of an SBA Mentor-Protégé or small business joint venture, government contractors have unique opportunities to perform under contracts they might otherwise not be eligible for outside of a joint venture arrangement. The Amadeo Law Firm helps clients craft agreements that comply with regulatory and SBA small business program requirements so that they and their teaming partners remain eligible for the contracts they wish to bid on and perform under.
In many, if not most, instances, government contractors are required to meet certain requirements when they subcontract part of the work to other contracts. These requirements often require contractors to pass through or “flow down” certain contract clauses in their prime contracts to their subcontract agreements with suppliers, vendors and subcontractors. Companies awarded contracts set aside for small businesses or under one of the SBA’s small business programs also may be subject to requirements that limit the kind or amount of work their subcontractors perform. The Amadeo Law Firm helps clients prepare subcontract agreements that meet subcontract limitations and flow-down requirements.
- Teaming Agreements
- Subcontract Agreements
- Joint Venture Agreements
- Mentor-Protégé Agreements
- Small Business, 8(a), SDVOSB, WOSB, HUBZone Joint Ventures
- Mandatory Clause Flow Down
- Subcontract Limitations
- Performance of Work