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Virginia SBDC

Federal Contracting Assistance Programs

Apr
8
2021
Thu 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Online
Facilitated by Central Virginia SBDC
Topic: Government Contracting

To help provide a level playing field for all businesses, the federal government limits competition - or sets aside - a certain percentage of contracts for (1) small businesses and (2) businesses in certain socio-economic or other categories.  These “small business set-asides” help qualified businesses to compete for and win contracts.

To compete for "set aside" contracts, businesses must register in one of the SBA's Contracting Assistance Programs.

Join our workshop and learn more about these Programs, whether you qualify for participation, and how to increase your chances of contracting success.

Programs include:

  • 8(a) Business Development: The federal government tries to award at least five percent of all federal contracting dollars to small disadvantaged businesses each year.

  • HUBZone:  The federal government tries to award at least three percent of all federal prime contracting dollars to HUBZone-certified small businesses each year.

  • Women-Owned Small Business:  The federal government tries to award at least five percent of all federal contracting dollars to women-owned small businesses each year.

  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned:  The federal government tries to award at least three percent of annual federal contracting dollars to service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses.

Join Lisa Wood, State Director of the Virginia PTAC, for this informative presentation - a "must" for small businesses considering the Federal Government contracting market.


Fee: No Cost



U.S. Small Business Administration, George Mason University, and America's SBDC

All programs of the Virginia SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
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