The SBA issued a proposal to modify two of the methods the organization uses to qualify which businesses classify as small businesses for government contracts and SBA loan and investment programs.
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Problem: The complexity of applying for a government contract can discourage many small-business owners from competing in a government bid....
Last week, Reps. Chabot (R-Ohio) and Velázquez (D-N.Y.) urged the FAR to enact regulations to revise limitations on subcontracting.
Last week, the House Small Business and Science, Space, and Technology Committees held a joint hearing on the SBIR and STTR programs to discuss ways to improve the two highly-successful small-business innovation programs.
Last week, the Senate approved the NDAA by a broad majority which includes SBIR reauthorization and now awaits President Barack Obama's signature.
The House recently approved final NDAA language that would reauthorize the SBIR/STTR programs and reject efforts to change how small-business contracts are counted.
The SBA recently released notices calling for comments on two rules that affect small businesses: one focusing on expanding the mentor-protégé program; and the other on EPA regulations.
The SBA is calling for comments to its proposed rule which would change regulations and implement Section 1651 of the 2013 NDAA, which could impact small businesses in the federal market.
The Republican take-over of the Senate could have lasting effects on issues including access to capital, federal contracting reform, patents and cybersecurity.
Government contractors often face financial strains due to payment delays, making short-term financing helpful, but it is important to understand all of your options.