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|

Project Accounting vs. Standard Accounting

If your company has or may have government contracts, then establishing a Project Accounting System is extremely important.  One of the key differences between Project Accounting and Standard Accounting is that costs are allocated and tracked amongst the different contracts (or projects) and not corporate divisions or functional groups. The ideal situation is to have [...]

July 31st, 2015|Resources|

Government Contracting Goals

The U.S. Small Business Administration plays an important role in awarding at least 23% of all prime government contract dollars to small businesses.  They also assist federal agencies in meeting specific statutory goals for socio economic categories: Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)—5% Goal Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)—5% Goal Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone)—3% Goal Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned [...]

July 7th, 2015|Resources, Small Business|

Apprenticeships, Internships, Co-ops, Oh My!

As a small business, it can be difficult to navigate through every aspect of what it takes to make your company successful.   One key task facing your business may be finding employees that can help you achieve your vision.  Indeed there are a lot of resources available, but how about taking the time to develop [...]

July 1st, 2015|Resources, Small Business|