Back to Basics: WOSB Eligibility

by Nicole Pottroff To level the playing field for women business owners, the Federal Government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses participating in SBA’s Women-Owned Small Business (“WOSB”) Federal Contracting Program. Ideally, those contracts are for specific industries where WOSBs are historically underrepresented. And in fact, the Government even has certain WOSB contracting goals to encourage such […]

Airforce & NASA Outreach Event – July 14

Edwards Air Force Base Small Business Office & NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center are teaming up to present a Small and Disadvantaged Business outreach event.   The event will take place via Zoom on Thursday, July 14 at 2:00 pm, Pacific.  The presenters will provide insight on how to do business with their respective facilities and […]

State of California seeks businesses before fire season

The State of California’s Department of General Services (DGS) seeks businesses before fire season strikes. Small Business (SB), Microbusiness (MB), SmallBusiness -Public Works (SB-PW), and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) DGS certified businesses with active certifications who can deliver on-demand emergency goods and services are invited. The SB/DVBE Emergency Registry was developed by DGS to […]

$4.2B cleared for California Central Valley High-Speed Rail

The portion of California’s high-speed rail project that runs through the Central Valley region is advancing with legislative approval of the final $4.2 billion needed to complete it. The new state budget also offers an additional $3.65 billion for other rail infrastructure work, which could include a Bay Area Rapid Transit link to San Jose.  […]

RFP Phishing Scams

Phishing scams are part of daily life when using the internet.  We have begun to see a scam that the example below illustrates.  Basically, the scam works like this.  You receive an official-looking email from what looks like a real government official.  In the email, you are asked to review the attached RFP and provide […]

Prelude to Registrations and Certifications Webinar

Selling your products or services to the government often requires registering your company in different ways with your potential government customer.  As an example, registering to sell directly to the federal government is different than selling to the state or to your local county.  In some cases, due to the nature of your business, you […]