This session begins with the panel sharing what they have identified as their key success factors in obtaining contracts and/or sales with NYS and then feature an open discussion of overall best practices for SDVOBs to grow their businesses.
Tully Rinckey PLLC attorney Greg T. Rinckey will discuss various labor-related issues veterans and veteran owned businesses face in the private sector, including maintaining a security clearance and obtaining a facility clearance, USERRA issues, bid disputes and contract disputes, when to call an attorney in regard to a contract dispute or dealing with a government agency, how to hire an attorney and how to effectively work with an attorney to solve your legal issues.
This session will concentrate on how to obtain federal certifications for your SDVOSB. Multiple certifications will be discussed including 8A, Hub Zone, DBE, Federal SDVOSB and much more.
Public work contracts can be a profitable area for contractors. However, compliance with the wage and benefit obligations can be a trap for the unwary in terms of compliance. Amy Klein, Vice President & General Counsel of Direct Retirement Solutions, will address prevailing wage obligations and how open-shop government contractors can leverage the fringe benefit obligations to bid more competitively, avoid unanticipated liabilities, and provide superior benefit programs. These areas include how prevailing wage obligation may be met by a combination of cash wages and creditable “bona fide” fringe benefits provided for a covered worker, how using bona fide fringe benefits can lower bid costs by reducing the contractor’s “labor burden” (e.g., FICA, workers’ compensation premiums, unemployment taxes, and liability insurance premiums) and using “funded” versus “unfunded” plans, among other things.
The presentation will provide a general overview of SBA lending programs available to small businesses. We will also review the factors that lead to building fruitful and lasting relationships with a bank.