House To Markup Contracting Reform Bills

March 20, 2012

On Thursday, March 22 at 10:00 a.m. EST, the House Small Business Committee is scheduled to markup five bills aimed at reforming and enhancing the federal contracting process. The Committee expects to markup the following bills: Building Better Business Partnerships Act of 2012 (H.R. 3985), which would allow the SBA to...

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Contracting Bills Slotted for House Markup

March 6, 2012

Today at 1:00 p.m. EST, the House Small Business Committee is scheduled to markup six bills aimed at reforming and enhancing the federal contracting process. The Committee expects to markup the following bills: Government Efficiency Through Small Business Contracting Act of 2012 (HR 3850), which would, among other things, raise the...

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Bipartisan Small Biz. Contracting Bills Introduced

February 14, 2012

Members of the U.S. House Committee on Small Business recently introced three bills aimed at reforming and improving the federal contracting process for small buisness. The Small Business Protection Act of 2012 On Wednesday, Feb. 8, Rep. Joe Walsh (R – Ill.) and Rep. Gerry Connolly (D. – Va.) introduced...

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Rep. Mulvaney Bill to Improve Small Biz. Contracting

February 9, 2012

On Feb. 2, 2012, Representative Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), Chairman of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, introduced the Subcontracting Transparency and Reliability (STAR) Act of 2012 (H.R. 3893). The STAR Act will increase transparency, improve accountability, and enhance small-business contracting policies by, among other things, ensuring that...

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SBA Publishes New Small Biz Size Standards

February 9, 2012

On Feb. 10, 2012, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) published a final rule to change their official size standards. The new rule will increase the revenue-based size standards for more than 37 receipts-based size standards in 34 industries and 3 sub-industries in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)....

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House Members Introduce Contract Bundling Bill

February 9, 2012

On Feb. 8, 2012, Chairman Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) introduced the Contractor Opportunity Protection (COP) Act of 2012 (H.R. 4081), which seeks to, among other things: ·         Clarify statutory limits on federal agency bundling, ·         Create a third party arbiter (either the SBA or a third...

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House Introduces Federal Contracting Bills

February 1, 2012

Yesterday, House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves introduced two pieces of legislation that will help to bolster federal contracting opportunities and advocacy efforts for small businesses within the federal agencies. On the subject of federal contracting, Chairman Graves introduced the Government Efficiency through Small Business Contracting Act of 2012...

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NSBA Report Shows Small Business Climate Improving

January 31, 2012

Contact: Molly Brogan 202-552-2904 press@nsba.biz Washington, D.C. – The National Small Business Association (NSBA) today released its 2011 Year-End Economic Report  which shows a decidedly more positive outlook for America’s small businesses, with important gains in several key indicators. Most notably, more small-business owners report being confident about the future of their...

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House Passes Three Small Biz Capital Access Bills

November 8, 2011

The U.S. House of Representatives passed three bills Nov. 2 with strong bipartisan support that would substantially reduce the regulatory impediments to small businesses raising capital. The Small Company Capital Formation Act of 2011 (H.R. 1070) passed the House by a margin of 421-1. The bill would effectively amend Regulation A by...

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SBA Final Rule to Address Contract Bundling

November 1, 2011

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently published a final rule implementing various regulatory changes made by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. The rule is effective on Nov. 28, 2011, unless the agency receives “significant adverse comment” by Nov. 14, in which case it will publish a withdrawal of the...

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