CONTRACTING LATEST NEWS May 7, 2019NSBA Member Spotlight: Alan PentzJanuary 24, 2019Shutdown Impacting Small BusinessJanuary 14, 2019House OKs Small Biz BillsSeptember 25, 2018House OKs Small Biz BillsSeptember 19, 2018Lawmakers Seek Action on SubcontractingJune 6, 2018Small Biz Contracting Reforms in NDAAMay 23, 2018House Talks DoD SubcontractingMarch 15, 2018Bill Ups Biz Competition with FedsJanuary 31, 2018NIST Rules for Federal ContractorsDecember 6, 2017Feds Prompt Payment Policy ExpiringOctober 25, 2017House Committee Talks Lending, ContractingOctober 11, 2017NDAA Moves to ConfereesJuly 18, 2017House Passes FY 2018 NDAAJune 19, 2017NSBA Honors Small Biz OwnersJune 15, 2017Look-Ahead to NSBA Lobbying DaysApril 5, 2017SBA Nominee Brings Acquisition ExpertiseJanuary 24, 2017NSBA Urges Confirmation of SBA Nominee McMahonDecember 14, 2016Congress OK’s NDAA, SBIR ReauthDecember 7, 2016SBIR Reauth Bill Poised for Full PassageNovember 17, 2016Lame-Duck: Spending CR CloseOctober 12, 2016Bill Could Shrink Small Biz ContractsSeptember 14, 2016Congress Returns to Long To-Do ListAugust 25, 2016Clinton Unveils Small Business PlanMay 25, 2016House Passes NDAAMay 25, 2016“Blacklisting” Rule to be Finalized in AugustMay 18, 2016Committee Approves SBIR/STTR BillMay 4, 2016SBA Releases Procurement ScorecardMarch 23, 2016Committee Approves SBIR/STTR ReauthorizationMarch 16, 2016Feds Exceed Contracting GoalsMarch 2, 2016DOL Requires Paid Sick Leave for Fed. ContractorsJanuary 13, 2016House Committee To Markup Contracting BillDecember 2, 2015NDAA Signed with Small Biz ProvisionsOctober 28, 2015NDAA Veto Stymies Small Biz Contracting ImprovementsOctober 14, 2015House Examines Contracting Executive OrderOctober 14, 2015Senate Approves NDAAMay 13, 2015Small Business Contracting Reforms Included in NDAAMarch 24, 2015Small Biz Contracting Reform Bill Introduced in HouseMarch 11, 2015SBA Seeks Comment on Rules Affecting Small BizFebruary 11, 2015SBA Seeks Input for Contracting RuleDecember 10, 2014NDAA Passes House with Small Business Contracting ReformsDecember 3, 2014Small Business Federal Contracting in JeopardyNovember 12, 2014SBA Lending Sets Another Record in FY 2014November 12, 2014Senate Panel to Hold Hearing on SBA Advocacy NomineeNovember 6, 2014Election Analysis: Capital, Contracting, Patents and CybersecuritySeptember 16, 2014House Hearing with SBA AdministratorSeptember 4, 2014NLRB Case Redefines Joint Employer StandardAugust 6, 2014Obama EO Raises Scrutiny on Contractor Labor ViolationsAugust 6, 2014Feds Reached Small Biz Contracting GoalJuly 30, 2014SBA Advocacy Submits Comments on Min Wage RuleJuly 30, 2014Government Contracts and the Need for Working CapitalJuly 23, 2014Bill Introduced to Ease Federal Contracting ProcessJuly 16, 2014White House Launches SupplierPay InitiativeJuly 16, 2014House Hearing Examines Procurement Reform DelaysJune 18, 2014Advocacy Releases Small Business Procurement ReportApril 10, 2014NSBA President Attends SBA Administrator Swearing-InMarch 27, 2014NSBA Applauds Confirmation of SBA AdministratorMarch 12, 2014House Small Biz Committee Approves Contracting BillsMarch 5, 2014Sen. Cantwell Chairs Her First SBC HearingFebruary 26, 2014NSBA Supports Nominee Maria Contreras-SweetFebruary 5, 2014NSBA State of the Union PodcastJanuary 29, 2014State of the Union: What it Means for Small BizJanuary 29, 2014President to Increase Min. Wage on Federal ContractsJanuary 28, 2014Small Business Reaction to State of the Union AddressOctober 9, 2013Small-Business Services Suffer Under ShutdownOctober 9, 2013SBA Publishes Final Small Business Contracting RuleOctober 1, 2013NSBA President Weighs in on Government ShutdownJuly 9, 2013Federal Gov’t Misses Small Biz Contracting GoalMarch 7, 2013Sequestration Cuts Go Into EffectFebruary 13, 2013NSBA State of the Union AnalysisJanuary 23, 2013New Procurement Guide from Braddock and MicrosoftJanuary 9, 2013FY 13 NDAA Enacted, Contracting Reforms IncludedDecember 26, 2012NSBA Applauds Passage of Contracting Reforms in NDAADecember 19, 2012NDAA Enters the Home StretchDecember 12, 2012NDAA Passes Senate and Heads to ConferenceNovember 28, 2012Contracting, Lending and Visa Bills Await ActionNovember 13, 2012Senate To Do List: NDAA and CybersecurityNovember 7, 2012Inclusion of Small Biz Contracting Reforms in NDAASeptember 20, 2012NSBA Testifies on SequestrationMay 15, 2012NDAA Improves Small Business ContractingMay 7, 2012Defense Bill Markup Includes Small Biz ContractingMarch 20, 2012House To Markup Contracting Reform BillsMarch 6, 2012Contracting Bills Slotted for House MarkupFebruary 14, 2012Bipartisan Small Biz. Contracting Bills IntroducedFebruary 9, 2012Rep. Mulvaney Bill to Improve Small Biz. ContractingFebruary 9, 2012SBA Publishes New Small Biz Size StandardsFebruary 9, 2012House Members Introduce Contract Bundling BillFebruary 1, 2012House Introduces Federal Contracting BillsNovember 1, 2011SBA Final Rule to Address Contract BundlingJune 28, 2011Feds Just Shy of Small-Biz Contracting Goal Load more ISSUE BRIEFS February 24, 2020Repeal Davis-Bacon RulesFebruary 24, 2020Small Business ContractingFebruary 24, 2020Federal Strategic Sourcing Load more NSBA LETTERS December 18, 2019NSBA Letter of Support for Jovita Carranza as SBA AdministratorJuly 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 ImprovedMay 16, 2016NSBA Supports RIF LegislationLoad more View All NSBA Letters LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY September 20, 2012NSBA Leadership Testifies on Impacts of Sequestration on Small BusinessSeptember 13, 2011NSBA Testifies On Medium-Sized Contracting BillOctober 4, 2007Improving SBA’s Contracting Programs: Testimony of NSBA President Todd McCrackenLoad 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.