Tag Archive: federal contracting

Feds Exceed Small Biz Contracting Goal

August 2, 2021 9:01 pm Published by

The SBA announced that the federal government exceeded its small business contracting goal. For FY20, small businesses received $145.7 billion in federal contract dollars, a $13 billion increase from the previous year.

White House Expands Buy American Rule

July 28, 2021 4:15 pm Published by

Yesterday, President Joe Biden announced the biggest changes to the implementation of the Buy American Act in almost 70 years. The proposal would increase U.S. content in the products the federal government buys and support the domestic production of critical products.

Shutdown Impacting Small Business

January 24, 2019 6:07 pm Published by

Now in its 33rd day, the shutdown having a growing negative impact on America’s small businesses, the communities they fuel and the overall U.S. economy.

House OKs Small Biz Bills

September 25, 2018 3:53 pm Published by

Yesterday, the House passed nine bipartisan small-business bills on a number of different topics including lending and federal contracting.

SBIR Reauth Bill Poised for Full Passage

December 7, 2016 10:59 am Published by

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.

House Examines Contracting Executive Order

October 14, 2015 10:38 am Published by

On Sept. 29, a House Small Business Subcommittee held a hearing examining an Executive Order which requires federal contractors and some subcontractors with contracts exceeding $500,000 to disclose labor violations and their efforts to correct them.

Senate Approves NDAA

October 14, 2015 10:26 am Published by

Last week, the Senate approved the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1735) conference report which includes efforts to level the playing field for small firms in the federal marketplace, however the White House has issued a veto threat.

Bill Introduced to Ease Federal Contracting Process

July 23, 2014 12:07 pm Published by

Last week, Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) introduced legislation which would increase efficiency and streamline the registration process for small businesses interested in participating in the federal marketplace.

NDAA Enters the Home Stretch

December 19, 2012 10:55 am Published by

Several NSBA-supported contracting reforms have been included in the compromise package hammered out by conferees of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees for the FY13 National Defense Authorization Act, which is expected to be voted on shortly by both the House and Senate.