GSA’s Small Business Works Virtual Event: Navigating Equity in Procurement is July 26-27, 2022

Mark Your Calendar: GSA’s Small Business Works Virtual Event: Navigating Equity in Procurement is July 26-27, 2022 On July 26-27, the GSA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization will host a no-cost virtual training event. The two-day event will provide training for the small business community and federal acquisition workforce. This is your opportunity […]

Department of Defense Unveils Plan to Address Effects of Inflation on Contracts

Inflation. A word no one likes, but it is something that is currently impacting nearly every facet of our lives. Gas prices continue to rise, grocery costs are through the roof, and everyday living expenses are taking more hard-earned money from our country’s workers than ever before. However, consumers are not the only ones feeling […]

Breaking: SBA Issues Veteran-Owned Certification Rules

The SBA has issued its draft rules on how it will go about certifying Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) and Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs). Below, we highlight some of the main components of these rules. The changes stem from Congress’s requirement in the 2021 NDAA to eliminate SDVOSB self-certification and adopt a government-wide SDVOSB certification […]

Back to Basics: EDWOSB Eligibility

by Stephanie Ellis Last week, Nicole Pottroff went through the basics of eligibility for participation in the SBA’s Women-Owned Small Business (“WOSB”) Federal Contracting Program. Today, I’ll walk you through the additional eligibility requirements for participation in SBA’s Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (“EDWOSB”) Program as stated in 13 C.F.R. § 127.200(a). Read More Here:

California high-speed rail reaches major milestone in Central Valley

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) said on Friday that the almost $24 billion Central Valley segment of its $113 billion high-speed rail line from San Francisco to the Los Angeles area has hit a major milestone with placement of the section’s final precast girders.  Read more:

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 […]