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How to Avoid Common Subcontracting Pitfalls

Apr
16
2019
Tue 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM




Do you understand what you're signing up for when you enter into a subcontract with a general contractor?

Do you worry that by pushing back on certain subcontract terms, you'll lose work to a competitor?

This workshop will help you navigate common construction subcontract terms, avoid common pitfalls, and offer tips that will put you in a better position to negotiate the best deal for your small business. Understanding your contract and becoming an effective negotiator is one of the keys to success and profitability. Come get the advice you need to be more contract-savvy from an attorney with PilieroMazza PLLC, one of the country's most prominent law firms for government contractors.

Key Topics:

  • Top mistakes subcontractors make when signing a contract
  • Why you should always read your subcontract and understand what it means
  • Common terms that can trip up subcontractors
  • Do you have to agree to everything in your subcontract?
  • How to negotiate contract terms and conditions
  • What are your legal rights?
  • What to do when you have a legal dispute

Suggested Audience:

Small businesses, subcontractors, subconsultants, government contractors, DBE and ESB certified firms.

Instructor:

Peter Ford heads the firm's Boulder, Colorado office. Since joining PilieroMazza in 2011, Mr. Ford has become one of the firm's most experienced attorneys for SDVOSB-related matters for both the VA and SBA. In this regard, he regularly assists clients with submitting applications to the VA's VetBiz VIP program, filing reconsideration requests of VA VetBiz VIP program denials, and filing and defending SDVOSB status protests.

Mr. Ford advises clients on small business procurement matters, particularly issues related to eligibility for, and continued participation in, small business federal procurement programs, such as the SBA's 8(a) BD, SDVOSB, WOSB and HUBZone programs and the VA's VetBiz VIP program. He represents clients in actions before OHA, GAO and ODRA. He also counsels clients on maintaining compliance with the FAR and the small business regulations, which includes auditing clients for potential size and affiliation issues.

Additionally, Mr. Ford provides general corporate and business assistance, with a focus on company start-up and corporate restructuring matters and purchase and sale transactions.

Fee: No Cost

This workshop will help you navigate common construction subcontract terms, avoid common pitfalls, and offer tips that will put you in a better position to negotiate the best deal for your business.

Phone: 303-620-8076

Location

Denver Metro SBDC
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce 1445 Market St., 5th Floor Denver, CO 80202
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