Big issues for small contractors: Small businesses with no set-aside status
Ed DeLisle Featured in Federal News Network Podcast
This week on Amtower Off Center, host Mark Amtower interviewed Ed DeLisle, principal attorney and chair of the Government Contracting Group for Offit Kurman and Brendan Walsh, Sr VP Partner Relations at 1901 Group.
Topics addressed include:
- how do small contractors attract and retain SMEs
- changes in set-aside programs and the Mentor-Protege program
- sub-contracting issues
- top legal issues facing small contractors
ABOUT EDWARD DELISLE
Edward DeLisle concentrates on federal contracting, small business procurement, construction law and construction litigation. He has drafted and negotiated teaming agreements, joint venture agreements, and construction contracts and subcontracts. He also actively monitors the progress of his clients’ contracts as outside general counsel in order to safeguard those rights and remedies to which they are entitled. In addition to litigating, arbitrating, and mediating complex construction and procurement cases in various jurisdictions and forums throughout the region, Mr. DeLisle assists companies—both foreign and domestic—in international disputes involving the US government. He is currently representing clients on matters involving Department of Defense work in Afghanistan and has done similar work for clients in Israel and Eastern Europe.
Ed counsels clients in all aspects of small business procurement. He has assisted clients in obtaining certification as small and small disadvantaged businesses at the municipal, state and federal level. He has participated in bid protests involving Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned, HUBZone and 8(a) set-aside contracts and regularly assists with responding to best-value procurements at the state and federal level. Ed also assists companies, both foreign and domestic, in international disputes involving the United States Government.
ABOUT OFFIT KURMAN
Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing, full-service law firms in the Mid-Atlantic region. With over 180 attorneys offering a comprehensive range of services in virtually every legal category, the firm is well positioned to meet the needs of dynamic businesses and the people who own and operate them. Our twelve offices serve individual and corporate clients in the Virginia, Washington, DC, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York City regions. At Offit Kurman, we are our clients’ most trusted legal advisors, professionals who help maximize and protect business value and personal wealth. In every interaction, we consistently maintain our clients’ confidence by remaining focused on furthering their objectives and achieving their goals in an efficient manner. Trust, knowledge, confidence—in a partner, that’s perfect.
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