|Posted by Abraham Xiong on July 3, 2012 at 1:05 PM||comments (0)|
A new federal program to help small contractors owned by women is drawing criticism from lawmakers and business advocates who say it has provided too little assistance to too few firms.
After an 11-year delay, the first contracts were awarded under the program in April 2011, according to federal procurement data compiled by Bloomberg. By the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, agencies had doled out $21.1 million ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Abraham Xiong on June 7, 2010 at 11:43 AM||comments (0)|
On May 24th, 2010, Senators Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced an important bill that will strengthen the ability of women-owned businesses to secure federal contracts.
Government Contractors Association (GCA) strongly supports this legislation and urges the Congress to enact this legislation as soon as possible.
There are approximately 10 million women-owned companies or about 32% of all US companies. Yet, le...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Abraham Xiong on April 8, 2010 at 10:13 PM||comments (0)|
New 8(m) Certification for Women Owned Small Businesses?
Women-owned small businesses ("WOSB's") are reported to be the fastest growing segment of this country's business community. Unfortunately, WOSB's have not seen a proportionate increase in the number of federal contracting dollars sent their way. In fact, the federal government has repeatedly failed to meet its own women-owned small business contracting goal (which was s...Read Full Post »