Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


Five-Part Federal Contracting Series Available On-Demand

Dec 17, 2020

PPT Slide graphic 300x167SMACNA’s complete five-part series, Federal Contracting for SMACNA Members, is now available on-demand. The series, held throughout 2020, focuses on the complexities of the federal contractor bidding process and how SMACNA members can benefit from these opportunities and secure lucrative federal contracts. 

Webinar topics include:

Part 1. Federal Procurement Overview

The first webinar details exactly how the Federal Government purchases goods and services, focusing specifically on construction services purchasing. Attendees will learn the rules that govern federal purchases and where to locate them. Contractors will also discover ways to find and secure available work opportunities for their businesses. (Recorded March 18, 2020.)

Part 2. Teaming and Joint Venturing in Federal Contracting

This second webinar in our series focuses on the use of teaming and joint venturing as a strategy to secure government work. SMACNA Members will learn how to effectively apply this practice to their business. (Recorded April 22, 2020.)

Part 3. Small Business Contracting

In our third webinar, participants will learn how to use the federal government’s small business programs to find new opportunities. Additionally, contractors will learn how their businesses can qualify for these programs, how the programs can benefit their firms, and best practices for securing contracts. An in-depth guide to the full contract process will also be provided. (Recorded June 18, 2020.)

Part 4. Construction Claims Involving the Federal Government

In this webinar, contractors will learn about the federal claims process and gain various strategies for effectively navigating the complex federal construction claims process. The webinar also includes a summary of COVID-19 issues affecting Federal Contracting in 2020. (Recorded November 10, 2020.)

Part 5. The Federal Bidder Protest Process

In the final webinar in our series, SMACNA contractors will learn about the federal government’s unique process for purchasing construction services, how to avoid missed opportunities, as well as how to dispute the outcome of a bid. (Recorded December 10, 2020.)

About the Presenter

Ed DeLisle 244x293Edward DeLisle, Esq. is an expert in federal contracting, construction law, construction litigation, and small business procurement and litigation. He has drafted and negotiated numerous construction contracts, teaming agreements and joint venture agreements for subcontractors, contractors, developers, and owners. Additionally, Ed was the principal author of the SMACNA Guide to Federal Contracting, which was released in 2019 and is available as a complimentary benefit to all SMACNA members.