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Joint Venturing for Government Contracts

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-Prot;g; program qualities as a small business for set-asides if the prot;g; alone qualifies as a small business, including contracts for veteran-owned, women-owned and HUB Zone businesses.
  • JVs can help your business grow faster, increase productivity and generate greater profits.


  • When and why it makes sense to form a JV
  • Legal structure and roles or responsibilities of JV teaming arrangements
  • How SBA supports JVs in 8(a) and Mentor-Prot;g; programs
  • How CDOT supports JVs with DBEs and how counting works
  • Q&A -- Meet the presenters


  • Colorado SBDC -- Gain an understanding of how JVs work and how they can benefit a small business.
    Laurie Jones, East Colorado SBDC consultant, who has written a book on Joint Venturing
  • PilieroMazza -- Understand how to legally enter into a JV and set up your partnership with clear roles and responsibilities.
    Peter Ford, Attorney at PilieroMazza.
  • CDOT -- Learn the requirements from DBE JVs and counting toward goals.
    Jun Arcilla, CDOT's Certification Manager
  • SBA -- Find out how JVs work for federal contracting and the advantage for large and small businesses.
    Lead Business Opportunity Specialist

    Please pre-register to receive updates and reminders.

      $15/person non-refundable fee

    Thank you to our sponsors:


    Fee: $ 15.00

    Fee-based workshops are payable in advance via PayPal; see your registration confirmation for the link; if paying at the door, bring exact cash or check payable to the SBDC host "City of Aurora".

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    Phone: 303-326-8686


    Aurora-South Metro SBDC - Aurora Office
    Aurora Municipal Center
    2nd Floor ASPEN conference room
    15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., #2300 Aurora, CO 80012
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