Small Business Edge
News that Makes the Difference
Dated: March 3, 2015
Editor Dianne Fuentes
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FORT BLISS ACQUISITION FORECAST OPEN HOUSE...The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command in Fort Bliss, Texas is cordially inviting you to attend their open house on March 25, 2015. Meet with representatives from Fort Bliss Units looking for small business like yours. For more information regarding this event,Click here.
ALLIANCE TEXAS SMALL BUSINESS PROCUREMENT FAIR...
The GSA, Office of Small Business Utilization is cordially inviting you to attend their 13th annual Alliance Texas Small Business Procurement Fair in Arlington, TX on April 23, 2015. Large businesses with subcontracting opportunities along with buyers and contracting officers from the major military bases from the surrounding states, looking to recruit small business, will be on site. Stand head and shoulders above your competitors at this event, by attending one of our workshops in your area. For more information regarding this event,Click here.
NDAA - NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT 2013 PROPOSED RULES Washington, DC... Click on the link below which pertains to the performance requirements that applies to the small business and socioeconomic program set aside contracts and small business subcontractors.Click Here
PRESIDENT OBAMA SIGNS INTO LAW NEW AUTHORITY TO INCREASE OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES Washington, DC...
The National Defense Authorization Act has been signed into law by President Obama. Click or copy the link below to get the full story.
FEDERAL REGISTER - THE DAILY JOURNAL OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT Washington, DC...,Small Business Mentor Protégé Program; Small Business Size Regulations; Government Contracting Programs; 8(a) Business Development/Small Disadvantaged Business Status Determinations; HUBZone Program; Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program; Rules of Procedure Governing Cases Before the Office of Hearings and Appeals A Proposed Rule by the Small Business Administration on 2/05/2015. For the complete document, click on the link below or enter it into your browser.
WOMEN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM GETS GREATER FOCUS AND SOLE SOURCE ADVANTAGE Washington, DC... The National Defense Authorization Act passed by the congress and signed into law by the President modifies section 825 of the code to empower certain Women Owned Small Businesses to seek and be awarded sole source contracts, a feat previously reserved to other categories. "Yes, there are certain restrictions and caveats in the code," explained Dean Ledbetter noted expert in WOSB and EDWOSB Contracting and principal of New Paradigm Management. "I was in Washington D.C. last week meeting with about a half dozen Small Business Officers from several departments and all of them were aware of the change in the law. But all of them had different opinions regarding its application. Personally, I think congress' intent is clear and well defined how this change should work. I see no need to wait for the promulgation of regulations before pursuing these opportunities."
New Paradigm Leadership Noted by SBA Administrator
Ft. Lauderdale, FL............Maria Contreras-Sweet, the newly appointed administrator of the US Small Business Administration sent a letter to Mr. Dean Ledbetter, Founder and Director of New Paradigm Management, acknowledging his leadership in the small business community and emphatically wishing him continued success. Other excerpts from the letter are below, but you can read the brief epistle in its entirety here.
Our conversation was very productive and informative....."As I travel across the country meeting with small business owners from different industries and regions, I am impressed with their ingenuity and determination and appreciation of the many partners who support them."
New Paradigm wholeheartedly supports the new agency focus despite budget cuts and personnel constraints. The SBA has finally acknowledged that the US Government is the single largest buyer of everything in the world and with its concentrated buying power the government is in a position to help small business in a meaningful and substantive way.
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