The Most Serious Management and Performance Challenges SBA is Facing in FY 2017

The Inspector General of the Department of Commerce (DOC), Mrs. Peggy E. Gustafson, has released a report that explains the numerous challenges the Small Business Administration (SBA) is currently facing. Some of these challenges include: small business contracting, information technology, leadership, human capital strategies, and SBA loan program risk management and oversight. Although progress has been [...]

February 8th, 2017|News, Small Business|

Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization’s FY 2015 Annual Report Summary

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) has released its FY 2015 Annual Report Summary. It contains information on how the DOE is utilizing Small Businesses to complete nearly 6.5 Billion dollars worth of contracts through different opportunities and initiatives. The report also has a message from the Director of the DOE [...]

February 1st, 2017|DOE, Events, Resources, Small Business, WOSB|

Applications are being Accepted for the 2017 National Small Business Week Awards

Do you have a small business success story?  If so, applications are being accepted for the Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) National Small Business Week awards.  Winners will be announced during the week of April 30-May 6, 2017, in several categories, such as:  Small Business Person of the Year, Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation, [...]

September 30th, 2016|Awards, Events, Small Business|

The U.S. Department of Energy Acquisition Forecast

As the largest civilian contracting agency within the Federal government, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) understands that it is crucial to inform the public, in a timely manner, of both forecasted prime contracting/subcontracting opportunities and ongoing contracting opportunities. The DOE has provided valuable links to access this forecasted information and the status of ongoing contracts. For more information [...]

April 22nd, 2016|DOE, Resources, Small Business|

House Small Business Committee Leaders Seeking Change

House Small Business Committee Leaders, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) and Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), wrote a letter to the Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), encouraging the agency to revisit recent changes that were made to the procurement procedures. Some of  these revisions have made it difficult for Small Businesses to win federal contracts. For more [...]

April 8th, 2016|Resources, Small Business|

Defending America’s Small Contractors Act of 2016

Ohio representative Steve Chabot has introduced H.R. 4341- Defending America's Small Contractors Act of 2016. This Bill will amend the Small Business Act and clarify the role of small business advocates.  It will also improve transparency and clarity for small businesses as well as increase opportunities for competition in subcontracting. For more information on this bill, [...]

March 31st, 2016|Resources, Small Business, Uncategorized, WOSB|

SBA Webinar on Women-Owned Small Business Contracting Program

SBA is hosting a webinar called, "What you need to Know about the Women-Owned Business Contracting Program". The SBA webinar will cover topics like, WOSBs vs. EDWOSBs, eligibility requirements, and provide a step by step instruction through the General Login System (GLS) process of becoming a self-certified EDWOSB/WOSB. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 29, [...]

March 24th, 2016|Events, Resources, Small Business, WOSB|

SBA Program Eligibility for Women Owned Small Business

Are you interested in becoming certified as a Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) so that your company is eligible for contracting opportunities within the program? Information such as the WOSB certification process, either by an SBA-approved Third-Party Certifier or self-certification, can be found on the Small Business Administration (SBA) website.  For more information, please click here.    

March 15th, 2016|Resources, Small Business, WOSB|

New NAICS for Women-Owned Small Business Program

In 2015, a reevaluation of those industries eligible for the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program was conducted at the request of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).  Effective March 3, 2016, WOSBs and EDWOSBs will be eligible for contract opportunities in 113 new industry groups.  The Federal Register Notice identifying the updated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) [...]

March 11th, 2016|Resources, Small Business, WOSB|

EnRep Celebrates Women’s History Month

  March is Women’s History Month. In 1981, Congress passed the law authorizing March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week”  and in 1987 designated the month of March as “Women’s History Month”.  Please join EnRep in paying tribute to the multitude of women whose commitment to environmental preservation, political integrity and technological improvements have positively impacted our communities [...]

March 10th, 2016|Resources|