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Please join us as we examine the intricacies, challenges, and opportunities with regards to approaches and strategies to grow a small socioeconomic business in the government contracting space.

The following topics will be addressed in detailed: 
  • GSA Schedules and Contractor Teaming Arrangements 
  • The New SBA Mentor Protégé Program 
  • Subcontracting and compliance challenges/sales history as you grow to a prime 
  • Small Business Set Asides (Opportunities and Challenges) 
  • The Non manufacturer Rule and Trade Act Agreement challenges as small business resellers
  • Size standard challenges and understanding the “3 year rule”
About Our Presenter ...
Cpt. Scott Davidson USA, Ret., Managing Principal
The GCO Consulting Group

Scott DavidsonCPT Scott Davidson USA .RET has more than 14 years of professional consulting and contracts management experience supporting Federal Government Contractors. Scott a Managing Principal at The GCO Consulting Group (GCO) a growing Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that is focused on GSA Schedule Consulting, Federal Business Development Strategy and Federal Contract Compliance Support and to Small and Large Businesses. In his role at Vets GSA; Scott provides specialized consulting expertise in GSA Schedule Contracting, Federal Contract Management services and Federal Proposal and Business Development support for all sizes of business from Small to Fortune 500 clients. Scott is responsible for the cradle to grave capture management of over $1 Billion of Federal Business for clients to include a Department of Justice $150M single award for a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business client. 

Prior to The GCO Consulting Group Scott served as the Director of GSA Schedules for the URS Corporation (Ranked 248 on the Fortune 500) in which he was responsible for the management and administration of URS’s Federal Division’s GSA Schedules Program Office. Scott was responsible for the management of all the Federal Services GSA Schedules which generated over $300M a year in revenue for the company. Scott served honorably in the United States Army as both enlisted soldier and a commissioned Officer and has served multiple combat tours throughout Southwest Asia to include Iraq and Afghanistan and is the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal. Scott was Medically Retired from the United States Army for Combat Related Injuries during his tour in Iraq in 2007.
About Our Presenter ...
Dismas Locaria, Partner
Venable LLP

Dismas (Diz) Locaria is a member of the firm's Government Contracts Group.  Mr. Locaria's practice focuses on assisting government contractors in all aspects of working with the Federal government.  Mr. Locaria has extensive experience assisting clients with regulatory and contract/grant term counseling, compliance (including ethics and integrity compliance), responsibility matters, such as suspension, debarment and other contracting/grant exclusions, small business matters and GSA Federal Supply Schedule contracting.  Mr. Locaria also represents and counsels clients with the peculiarities of the Homeland Security Act, including obtaining and maintaining SAFETY Act protections.

Government Contract and Grant Counseling and Compliance:  Mr. Locaria has a wealth of knowledge regarding applicable contract (e.g., the Federal Acquisition Regulation) and grant (e.g., OMB Circular A-110 and A-122) regulations, including the application of these regulations to both prime contractors/grant recipients and subcontractors/subgrantees.  This knowledge has enabled Mr. Locaria to assist both for-profit and nonprofit organizations with meeting the requirements for becoming a federal contractor or grantee, interpreting the implication of regulatory, contract and grant term to clients’ work and operations, evaluating and advising contractors and grantees on intellectual property issues and contract modifications, among many other issues.