Tag Archives: Small business set-asides

Small Businesses: You Left $3.8 Billion on the Table

Give small businesses a piece of the pie. That is the thrust of the U.S. federal statutory goal of awarding 23 percent of prime contract dollars to small businesses. Unfortunately, the Small Business Administration (SBA) reported earlier this month that the federal government missed its goal again in FY 2012, earning a “B” for its … Continue Reading

Keeping It In the Family: Extending Small Business Set-Asides to Surviving Families

On July 19, 2012, Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), along with Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), introduced the Veterans Small Business Protection Act of 2012. The legislation would allow veteran small business contracting privileges to be extended to spouses and dependents of soldiers killed in the line of duty. Under current regulations, surviving spouses who inherit veteran … Continue Reading

Not a HUBZone Business? No Longer a Problem: Equal Footing for Small Business Set-Asides

This post was written by Leslie A. Peterson. The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (“the Act”), signed by President Obama on September 27, 2010, quashed the argument that Historically Underutilized Business Zone (“HUBZone”) small businesses are entitled to absolute contracting priority. Section 1347 of the Act establishes parity among the Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) … Continue Reading