– CONTRACTING – LATEST NEWS January 24, 2019Shutdown Impacting Small Business January 14, 2019House OKs Small Biz Bills September 25, 2018House OKs Small Biz Bills September 19, 2018Lawmakers Seek Action on Subcontracting June 6, 2018Small Biz Contracting Reforms in NDAA May 23, 2018House Talks DoD Subcontracting March 15, 2018Bill Ups Biz Competition with Feds January 31, 2018NIST Rules for Federal Contractors December 6, 2017Feds Prompt Payment Policy Expiring October 25, 2017House Committee Talks Lending, Contracting October 11, 2017NDAA Moves to Conferees July 18, 2017House Passes FY 2018 NDAA June 19, 2017NSBA Honors Small Biz Owners June 15, 2017Look-Ahead to NSBA Lobbying Days April 5, 2017SBA Nominee Brings Acquisition Expertise January 24, 2017NSBA Urges Confirmation of SBA Nominee McMahon December 14, 2016Congress OK’s NDAA, SBIR Reauth December 7, 2016SBIR Reauth Bill Poised for Full Passage November 17, 2016Lame-Duck: Spending CR Close October 12, 2016Bill Could Shrink Small Biz Contracts September 14, 2016Congress Returns to Long To-Do List August 25, 2016Clinton Unveils Small Business Plan May 25, 2016House Passes NDAA May 25, 2016“Blacklisting” Rule to be Finalized in August May 18, 2016Committee Approves SBIR/STTR Bill May 4, 2016SBA Releases Procurement Scorecard March 23, 2016Committee Approves SBIR/STTR Reauthorization March 16, 2016Feds Exceed Contracting Goals March 2, 2016DOL Requires Paid Sick Leave for Fed. Contractors January 13, 2016House Committee To Markup Contracting Bill December 2, 2015NDAA Signed with Small Biz Provisions October 28, 2015NDAA Veto Stymies Small Biz Contracting Improvements October 14, 2015House Examines Contracting Executive Order October 14, 2015Senate Approves NDAA May 13, 2015Small Business Contracting Reforms Included in NDAA March 24, 2015Small Biz Contracting Reform Bill Introduced in House March 11, 2015SBA Seeks Comment on Rules Affecting Small Biz February 11, 2015SBA Seeks Input for Contracting Rule December 10, 2014NDAA Passes House with Small Business Contracting Reforms December 3, 2014Small Business Federal Contracting in Jeopardy November 12, 2014SBA Lending Sets Another Record in FY 2014 November 12, 2014Senate Panel to Hold Hearing on SBA Advocacy Nominee November 6, 2014Election Analysis: Capital, Contracting, Patents and Cybersecurity September 16, 2014House Hearing with SBA Administrator September 4, 2014NLRB Case Redefines Joint Employer Standard August 6, 2014Obama EO Raises Scrutiny on Contractor Labor Violations August 6, 2014Feds Reached Small Biz Contracting Goal July 30, 2014SBA Advocacy Submits Comments on Min Wage Rule July 30, 2014Government Contracts and the Need for Working Capital July 23, 2014Bill Introduced to Ease Federal Contracting Process July 16, 2014White House Launches SupplierPay Initiative July 16, 2014House Hearing Examines Procurement Reform Delays June 18, 2014Advocacy Releases Small Business Procurement Report April 10, 2014NSBA President Attends SBA Administrator Swearing-In March 27, 2014NSBA Applauds Confirmation of SBA Administrator March 12, 2014House Small Biz Committee Approves Contracting Bills March 5, 2014Sen. Cantwell Chairs Her First SBC Hearing February 26, 2014NSBA Supports Nominee Maria Contreras-Sweet February 5, 2014NSBA State of the Union Podcast January 29, 2014State of the Union: What it Means for Small Biz January 29, 2014President to Increase Min. Wage on Federal Contracts January 28, 2014Small Business Reaction to State of the Union Address October 9, 2013Small-Business Services Suffer Under Shutdown October 9, 2013SBA Publishes Final Small Business Contracting Rule October 1, 2013NSBA President Weighs in on Government Shutdown July 9, 2013Federal Gov’t Misses Small Biz Contracting Goal March 7, 2013Sequestration Cuts Go Into Effect February 13, 2013NSBA State of the Union Analysis January 23, 2013New Procurement Guide from Braddock and Microsoft January 9, 2013FY 13 NDAA Enacted, Contracting Reforms Included December 26, 2012NSBA Applauds Passage of Contracting Reforms in NDAA December 19, 2012NDAA Enters the Home Stretch December 12, 2012NDAA Passes Senate and Heads to Conference November 28, 2012Contracting, Lending and Visa Bills Await Action November 13, 2012Senate To Do List: NDAA and Cybersecurity November 7, 2012Inclusion of Small Biz Contracting Reforms in NDAA September 20, 2012NSBA Testifies on Sequestration May 15, 2012NDAA Improves Small Business Contracting May 7, 2012Defense Bill Markup Includes Small Biz Contracting March 20, 2012House To Markup Contracting Reform Bills March 6, 2012Contracting Bills Slotted for House Markup February 14, 2012Bipartisan Small Biz. Contracting Bills Introduced February 9, 2012Rep. Mulvaney Bill to Improve Small Biz. Contracting February 9, 2012SBA Publishes New Small Biz Size Standards February 9, 2012House Members Introduce Contract Bundling Bill February 1, 2012House Introduces Federal Contracting Bills November 1, 2011SBA Final Rule to Address Contract Bundling June 28, 2011Feds Just Shy of Small-Biz Contracting Goal Load more NSBA LETTERS July 13, 2018NSBA Letter of Support for Prompt Pay Act (S. 2893) September 18, 2017NSBA Letter of Support for the HUBZone Uniformity and Business Stability (HUBS) Act of 2017 (H.R. 3294) February 16, 2017NSBA Survey: Small Business Outlook Significantly Improved May 16, 2016NSBA Supports RIF Legislation January 12, 2016NSBA Letter Supporting Small Business Contracting Bill (H.R. 4341) Load more View All NSBA Letters LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY September 20, 2012NSBA Leadership Testifies on Impacts of Sequestration on Small Business September 13, 2011NSBA Testifies On Medium-Sized Contracting Bill October 4, 2007Improving SBA’s Contracting Programs: Testimony of NSBA President Todd McCracken Load more View All Legislative Activity RELATED SURVEYS 2016 Year-End Economic Report On Feb. 17, 2017, NSBA released its 2016 Year-End Economic Report which shows a small-business community with a vastly improved economic outlook than just six months ago. 2007 Procurement & Contracting Survey NSBA asked small-business owners about their involvement in the federal marketplace, and various problems and proposed reforms to improve small-business access to federal contracts.