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  • Original Article: Lexology On February 5, 2015, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued a proposed rule that implements portions of the Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act pertaining to establishment of a mentor-protégé program available to all small businesses, instead of just certain SBA-approved 8(a) contractors as is the case under the current program. The SBA explains in its proposed rule that Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (“SDVOSB”), HUBZone and woman-owned small business (“WOSB”) companies will be included in the proposed “universal” mentor-protégé program and that “having five separate small business mentor-protégé programs could become confusing to the public and procuring agencies […]

    SBA Proposes Broad Expansion of Mentor-Protégé Program

    Original Article: Lexology On February 5, 2015, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued a proposed rule that implements portions of the Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act pertaining to establishment of a mentor-protégé program available to all small businesses, instead of just certain SBA-approved 8(a) contractors as is the case under the current program. The SBA explains in its proposed rule that Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (“SDVOSB”), HUBZone and woman-owned small business (“WOSB”) companies will be included in the proposed “universal” mentor-protégé program and that “having five separate small business mentor-protégé programs could become confusing to the public and procuring agencies […]

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  • Original Article: Washington Business Journal   The Small Business Administration will begin to include overseas contracts as part of the baseline used to rate agency performance against small business contracting goals. Currently about $100 billion a year in federal contracts — including contracts that support overseas projects — aren’t considered when the agency calculates small businesses’ share of procurement dollars annually. It’s been a bone of contention among the small business community, which argues that all awarded contracts should factor into individual ratings, as well as the overall goal of federal government to allocate 23 percent of contracts to small […]

    SBA to include overseas contracts in rating agencies

    Original Article: Washington Business Journal   The Small Business Administration will begin to include overseas contracts as part of the baseline used to rate agency performance against small business contracting goals. Currently about $100 billion a year in federal contracts — including contracts that support overseas projects — aren’t considered when the agency calculates small businesses’ share of procurement dollars annually. It’s been a bone of contention among the small business community, which argues that all awarded contracts should factor into individual ratings, as well as the overall goal of federal government to allocate 23 percent of contracts to small […]

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  • Original Article: BangorDailyNews BRUNSWICK, Maine — The House Armed Services Committee on Thursday approved an amendment to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act that, if approved by the Senate, would allow businesses on and near the former Brunswick Naval Air Station to qualify for a business incentive program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone) program provides incentives to businesses affected by recent military base closures and those affiliated with the civilian redevelopment of closed military installations. Brunswick Naval Air Station, now called Brunswick Landing, closed in 2011 under the most recent Department of […]

    Former Brunswick Navy Base Targeted for New Small Business Incentives

    Original Article: BangorDailyNews BRUNSWICK, Maine — The House Armed Services Committee on Thursday approved an amendment to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act that, if approved by the Senate, would allow businesses on and near the former Brunswick Naval Air Station to qualify for a business incentive program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone) program provides incentives to businesses affected by recent military base closures and those affiliated with the civilian redevelopment of closed military installations. Brunswick Naval Air Station, now called Brunswick Landing, closed in 2011 under the most recent Department of […]

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  • Original Article: PRWeb The U.S. Navy awarded African American owned Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) leader Spotswood Consulting, a new spot as Prime Contractor on the Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e) acquisition program for services procurements program. Spotswood Consulting is a leading Small Business, SBA 8(a) Certified firm. The awarded Small Business 8(a) Prime Contract holders are able to compete for over 1,100 task orders and service requirements with a combined value of over $24 Billion over the next five years solicited by Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), […]

    African American Owned Small Business Awarded U.S. Navy, SeaPort-e Prime Contract

    Original Article: PRWeb The U.S. Navy awarded African American owned Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) leader Spotswood Consulting, a new spot as Prime Contractor on the Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e) acquisition program for services procurements program. Spotswood Consulting is a leading Small Business, SBA 8(a) Certified firm. The awarded Small Business 8(a) Prime Contract holders are able to compete for over 1,100 task orders and service requirements with a combined value of over $24 Billion over the next five years solicited by Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), […]

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  • Original Article: Washington Business Journal Small business owners often increase their chances of federal contract success through teaming. But they’ve also got to steer clear of otherwise strategic partnerships with each other that can disqualify them from key opportunities. It’s high time that changed. Federal contracting rules define two companies to be “affiliated” if one partner has (or even appears to have) undue control or reliance on another, or if both are similarly controlled by a third party. Affiliation is a major concern for teaming partners pursuing federal contracts set aside under the programs for small business. A partnership between […]

    New Policy Could Clear the Way for More Small Business Teaming

    Original Article: Washington Business Journal Small business owners often increase their chances of federal contract success through teaming. But they’ve also got to steer clear of otherwise strategic partnerships with each other that can disqualify them from key opportunities. It’s high time that changed. Federal contracting rules define two companies to be “affiliated” if one partner has (or even appears to have) undue control or reliance on another, or if both are similarly controlled by a third party. Affiliation is a major concern for teaming partners pursuing federal contracts set aside under the programs for small business. A partnership between […]

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  • June 08-10 Hear from industry leaders, policy experts, and successful entrepreneurs and gain valuable insights from their experience and expertise. From global brand building to leading during challenging times, each session will deliver valuable takeaways to help you build and grow your business. America’s Small Business Summit attracts hundreds of small business owners from all over the U.S. and serves as a platform to build your professional and personal network. Meet and exchange business cards and ideas with your peers during one of our many networking sessions.   Register    

    America’s Small Business Summit- June 08-10

    June 08-10 Hear from industry leaders, policy experts, and successful entrepreneurs and gain valuable insights from their experience and expertise. From global brand building to leading during challenging times, each session will deliver valuable takeaways to help you build and grow your business. America’s Small Business Summit attracts hundreds of small business owners from all over the U.S. and serves as a platform to build your professional and personal network. Meet and exchange business cards and ideas with your peers during one of our many networking sessions.   Register    

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  • Original Article: Federal News Radio By: Jory Heckman A new rule proposed by the Small Business Administration could help small companies team up to go after larger government contracts. “Projects in the federal procurement arena have gotten larger, more complex, and it’s become more difficult for individual small businesses to pursue these types of projects,” John Shoraka, associate administrator of government contracting and business at SBA, said on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin Tuesday. SBA issued the proposed rule on Dec. 29, nearly a year after Congress passed the fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization bill changing certain provisions in the […]

    Small Businesses to Take on Bigger Contracts Under SBA Proposed Rule

    Original Article: Federal News Radio By: Jory Heckman A new rule proposed by the Small Business Administration could help small companies team up to go after larger government contracts. “Projects in the federal procurement arena have gotten larger, more complex, and it’s become more difficult for individual small businesses to pursue these types of projects,” John Shoraka, associate administrator of government contracting and business at SBA, said on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin Tuesday. SBA issued the proposed rule on Dec. 29, nearly a year after Congress passed the fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization bill changing certain provisions in the […]

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  • Original Article: WDAM WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDAM) –  This is a news release from SBA The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will launch an 18 state road tour, joined by 11 fellow federal agencies in the SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The SBIR Road Tour “Seeding America’s Future Innovations,” is a nationally focused outreach initiative targeting advanced technology communities, including women-owned and minority-owned small businesses in states that have underutilized funding opportunities through these programs. Today, the agency is launching information on the tour through www.sbir.gov and will also launch a blog that […]

    SBA Promotes SBIR and STTR Programs with National Road Tour

    Original Article: WDAM WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDAM) –  This is a news release from SBA The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will launch an 18 state road tour, joined by 11 fellow federal agencies in the SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The SBIR Road Tour “Seeding America’s Future Innovations,” is a nationally focused outreach initiative targeting advanced technology communities, including women-owned and minority-owned small businesses in states that have underutilized funding opportunities through these programs. Today, the agency is launching information on the tour through www.sbir.gov and will also launch a blog that […]

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  • Original Article: MS Business Journal Small business owners who want to tap into government contracting may be put off by the rules and red tape that confront them. Even those who have experience in the competitive contracting arena can be confounded by the layers of regulations. Fortunately for business owners who want to get work from the government now have the new Marine Industries Science & Technology or MIST cluster to help. MIST assists these businesses in getting to information about contracts that’s critical to compete. The Mississippi Enterprise for Technology and the University of Southern Mississippi’s Business & Innovation […]

    MIST Sessions could open doors to Federal Contracts for Small Business

    Original Article: MS Business Journal Small business owners who want to tap into government contracting may be put off by the rules and red tape that confront them. Even those who have experience in the competitive contracting arena can be confounded by the layers of regulations. Fortunately for business owners who want to get work from the government now have the new Marine Industries Science & Technology or MIST cluster to help. MIST assists these businesses in getting to information about contracts that’s critical to compete. The Mississippi Enterprise for Technology and the University of Southern Mississippi’s Business & Innovation […]

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  • Original Article: NewswireToday.com For years, METALAST Surface Technology’s chemistry, training, and services have provided support to numerous Government and Military entities. In the current phase of business, METALAST has emerged as a registered WOSB with the SBA. The new MST company profile provides Government and Military partners with proven patented technology from the only Woman Owned Small Business in the world that is licensed by the US Navy to manufacture and provide MIL-SPEC QPD/QPL Hex Free/Trivalent Chromate Conversion Technology. METALAST Surface Technology looks forward to expanded collaboration with prime and sub contractors who are providing Chrome Free and Zero Chrome […]

    Small Business Success Story: Becoming a WOSB

    Original Article: NewswireToday.com For years, METALAST Surface Technology’s chemistry, training, and services have provided support to numerous Government and Military entities. In the current phase of business, METALAST has emerged as a registered WOSB with the SBA. The new MST company profile provides Government and Military partners with proven patented technology from the only Woman Owned Small Business in the world that is licensed by the US Navy to manufacture and provide MIL-SPEC QPD/QPL Hex Free/Trivalent Chromate Conversion Technology. METALAST Surface Technology looks forward to expanded collaboration with prime and sub contractors who are providing Chrome Free and Zero Chrome […]

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