Small Business


Women-owned biz bill slashes dollar limit on contracts

The Fairness in Women-Owned Small Business Contracting Act of 2012 was introduced this week by seven senators.

VA launches probe of reverse auctions

The VA is developing a report on the agency's use of reverse auctions before determining whether they may resume.

What's the most valuable small-business category?

Survey charts various small-biz set-aside categories to find the most valuable.

Sotera, Geospatial Intelligence Foundation partner to help military families

The partnership was able to raise $10,000 for the Fisher House, an organization that provides military families shelter while they visit wounded loved ones.

Women, minorities pay a high price for procurement gains

A new survey examines the experience women and minority small-business contractors have compared to other small firms.

MCR makes 3 strategic hires to push for $500M revenue mark

Trio of new executives has broad range of experience from communications to the Coca-Cola Co.

Tribal contractor group names new director

The Native American Contractors Association chooses Kevin Allis as its new executive director.

ManTech reportedly sued by small biz over contract breach

System High Corp. claims the large contractor unfairly terminated subcontracts as retaliation.

Link Solutions captures $50M Aberdeen contract

Small business wins $50 million contract for IT support work at Aberdeen Proving Grounds.

State seeks social media monitoring tools

State Department files a sources-sought notice to determine if small business could fulfill its requirements.

ManTech deal expands cybersecurity chops

ManTech plans to acquire cybersecurity-solutions provider HBGary.

Air Force explores award-fee kickers for small biz

In an effort to bring about change in the small-business contracting world, the Air Force looks into financially rewarding good work.

Commerce: Computer contract to save taxpayers millions

In a rare blog announcement, a Commerce official touted the cost-savings potential from a recent Intelligent Decisions Inc. contract.

House committee takes on contract bundling

New bill would push acquisition officials to explain their reasons for combining several smaller contracts into a large one.

SBA's new size limits yield mixed reviews

Organizations, legislators react to new SBA policy on increasing small business size limits.

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