2017 Design-Build Conference & Expo

FR08 - How the SBA’s “All Small” Program Impacts Design-Build Project Delivery Teaming

Nov 10, 2017 9:30am ‐ Nov 10, 2017 10:45am

Credits: None available.

Standard: $35.00


Recent changes at the Small Business Administration opened the floodgates. There is currently unprecedented access to small business contracts set aside by the Federal government and contractors across the spectrum are feeling the heat of increased competition. Meanwhile, the rise in popularity of design-build services is leading to growing numbers of design-build project delivery teams. Should your business – large or small – dive into a mentor-protégé relationship? Or do the risks outweigh the rewards?

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the different types of teaming opportunities available to design-build contractors in the Federal sector and the best practices to ensure successful and profitable relationships
  • Differentiate classic design-build teaming from the Small Business Administration’s brand new “All Small” Mentor-Protégé Program
  • Compare the risks and rewards of teaming arrangements, including detailing the steps that every set of teaming partners should take to allocate performance risks that many builders and designers do not fully understand or appreciate
  • Describe the common pitfalls to avoid when teaming on a Federal project and the associated serious legal consequences


  • Nick Solosky, Partner, Federal Government Contracts & Procurement Practice, Fox Rothschild LLP

Credits Available

How the SBA’s “All Small” Program Impacts Design-Build Project Delivery Teaming Exam

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