small business contracting goals

  • Getting in the zone – theHUBZone

    Enlightened Inc. Business Development Manager Patrick Novak, Fearless Solutions President Delali Dzirasa and the Small Business Administration’s Mariana Pardo discuss how IT companies are taking advantage of the SBA’s HUBZone program. October 24, 2017

  • Lawsuit calls on SBA to stop ‘deceptive’ practices for reaching compliance goals

    The American Small Business League filed a lawsuit May 3 calling on the Small Business Administration to stop what its president claims amounts to giving small business contracts to large firms and “inflating” numbers to meet compliance goals.

  • Agencies end 20 years of contracting failures

    The Small Business Administration is reporting that agencies surpassed the 5 percent governmentwide goal of awarding contracts to women-owned small businesses in 2015 for the first time ever.

  • Surprises in the SBA reauthorization bill

    The Defending America’s Small Contractors Act of 2016 would make the ability to protest task orders worth more than $10 million permanent.

  • Joe Jordan: There’s good news in the small business contracting numbers

    Small business success for the federal government in the latest contracting numbers as the government as a whole hits its small business contracting goal. The government also hit some other goals in minority contracting. Joe Jordan is CEO of FedBid, and former administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose that he likes what he sees in the latest numbers.

  • Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

    Small businesses could soon compete for contracts in more industries, according to a new bill from House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio). He introduces the Small Contractors Improve Competition Act. It’s looking at industries that don’t do much government business and ways to attract those small businesses to compete. It also sets an annual small business goal for each agency. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the bill and how it could impact your agency.

  • Rep. Chabot takes new approach to increasing small business contracting

    A new bill from the House Small Business Committee chairman would require SBA to develop a new methodology to measure how effective agencies are in ensuring small firms receive prime and subcontracts awards.