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Joint Venturing for Government Contracting

Fri 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
Have you ever considered bidding a job but didn't because it was just too big?  Have you passed up opportunities because you didn't have enough time or resources?  Forming a Joint Venture (JV) could be the answer!  It may seem intimidating for a small business, but it is an excellent tactic to quickly build capacity and grow your business.

This workshop will take the mystery out of forming a JV and show you the benefits, such as:

  • You can receive DBE credit for the clearly-defined portion of the work performed by the DBE partner (even if the other partner is large or not a DBE).
  • A JV in the SBA Mentor-Protege program qualifies as a small business for set-asides if the protege alone qualifies as a small business, including contracts for veteran-owned, women-owned and HUBZone businesses.
  • JVs can help your business grow faster, increase productivity, and generate greater profits.


  • When and why it makes sense to form a JV
  • How JVs work in Federal Contracting
  • How JVs work with the DBE program
  • Q&A


  • Laurie Jones, Colorado SBDC -- Gain an understanding of how JVs work and how they can benefit a small business. Presented by: Laurie Jones, East Colorado SBDC consultant, who has written a book on Joint Venturing
  • Jun Arcilla, CDOT -- Learn the requirements from DBE JVs and counting toward goals. Presented by:  Jun Arcilla, CDOT's Certification Manager
  • James Holloway, SBA -- Find out how JVs work for federal contracting and the advantage for large and small businesses. Presented by: Jim Holloway, SBA Deputy District Director

    COST:   Free

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         Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.


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    Fee: No Cost

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