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Contracting: Joint Ventures Program

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST

Joint ventures allow certain businesses to compete together for government contracts reserved for small businesses. Joint venture benefits to participants include:

  • Collective representation of past performance
  • Shared costs and resources
  • Leveraging the other partner’s experience and market share

A mentor and its protégé can joint venture as a small business for any small business contract, provided the protégé individually qualifies as small. The joint venture may also pursue any type of set-aside contract for which the protégé qualifies, including contracts set aside for 8(a), service-disabled veteran-owned, woman-owned, and HUBZone businesses.

Join us this week to learn more about this program, benefits, and how to create a joint-venture to pursue new opportunities.

Wednesday Webinars

Wednesday Webinars with SBA Seattle is an ongoing series of free, virtual, webinars covering a variety of topics to benefit small business owners. On the third Wednesday of each month, we will be focusing on government contracting opportunities, certifications, and business development programs.

About the Presenter

Fernando Cervantes is the Lead Business Opportunity Specialist in the Seattle District’s Spokane Branch office. Fernando joined the SBA following an accomplished career in the U.S. Air Force, most recently from Fairchild Air Force Base. During his service, he was a contracting officer (Level II certification) and worked in several contracting squadrons in the Air Force. In addition to his vast contracting experience, Fernando has demonstrated a commitment to small business success in contracting. He set the squadron small business record with 95% set aside, earning the unit the No. 1 small contracting squadron for women-owned small business and No. 2 for small disadvantaged business for Air Mobility Command.