Friday November 15, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM EST

Breakfast, Networking, and Headshot Photos start at 7:30 AM
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Washington Technology Park Conference Center 
15000 Conference Center Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151

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Heather Dallara, Chapter President 
NCMA Battlefield-Dulles Chapter 

November's Events: Mentor-Protege Programs/JVs and Professional Headshot Photos 

Please join us for a two-hour seminar on Mentor-Protégé programs and Joint Ventures. We will also have a photographer at the event to take professional headshot photos! Breakfast, networking, and photo sessions start at 7:30AM, the seminar starts at 8:30AM.

Monthly Seminar

The program will discuss the regulations and best practices applicable to the creation of a Joint Venture with a small business for the purpose of competing for small business set-aside contracts.

In this seminar, attendees will learn about:

  • The advantages and disadvantages of joint ventures from industry and government perspectives
  • The regulatory requirements for establishing small business joint ventures and the upcoming changes to these requirements
  • The documents necessary to substantiate a small business joint venture and the costs associated with same
  • The best practices associated with managing joint ventures and joint venture relationships with the customer

About the Presenter: Ms. Devon Hewitt, Partner at Protorae Law

Devon Hewitt has over 20 years’ experience in the field of government contracts, representing small, mid-tier and large government contractors. She advises clients on a wide range of government contracting issues including  FAR compliance; small business contracting programs; intellectual property and data rights; GSA Schedule; the Service Contract Act; noncompete, nonsolicitation and nondisclosure agreements; subcontracts and teaming arrangements; joint ventures; FOIA; due diligence and novations; contract claims; codes of ethics and business conduct; mandatory and voluntary disclosures; suspension and debarment; terminations; and government audits and investigations.

Ms. Hewitt has authored numerous publications and taught a variety of courses on government contracts. She has served as a guest speaker for seminars sponsored by the National Contract Management Association, the Professional Services Council, the Washington Metropolitan Corporate Counsel Association, the Government Technology & Services Coalition, the Public Contracts Section of the American Bar Association, the Society of Military Engineers and other industry groups. Ms. Hewitt authored a treatise on Small Business Contracting Programs, which was published by Thompson Reuters in two parts at the end of 2010.  In 2012, Aspatore Books published the 2012 edition of its popular “Inside the Minds” series for government contractors which included a chapter written by Ms. Hewitt.  Ms. Hewitt also is a columnist for Bloomberg BNA’s Federal Contracts Report and a frequent blogger on government contracts issues.

Ms. Hewitt is a member of the Board of the Small Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) and currently serves as Co-Chair of its Legislative and Regulatory Committee. Ms. Hewitt has been active in the government contracts bar, serving as a Council member for the ABA’s Public Contract Law Section, as Chair of the section’s Committee on Small Business, as an Editor of the section’s publication, The Procurement Lawyer, and as a Guest Editor of the Intellectual Property chapter of the section’s publication on Service and Supply Subcontract Flowdowns.

Professional Headshot Photo

Have you been meaning to take a professional photograph for business purposes or for posting on a professional website such as LinkedIn?

Now is your chance!

The Battlefield-Dulles chapter has arranged for a photographer to take professional headshots before November's seminar. For only $15, you will have your picture taken with a professional background that you can use on LinkedIn or anywhere else you need a professional photograph. You will receive your photo via email so you can use it wherever and whenever you want.

Sign up for a photo session when you register for the seminar (link coming soon). Your guests are eligible as well! You must register for the seminar to take advantage of this offer. We are limiting this to the first 40 people!

Register Now! Our cancellation policy is located here.