New Regulations for the SBA’s Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program

Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) published new regulations for its Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting program that will provide women-owned small businesses and economically-disadvantaged women-owned small businesses with a free, online certification and eligibility process. The implementation of the new changes has been delayed to July 15, 2020, to accommodate those that are currently affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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NAWRB & 2020vet, Inc. Win a Multi-Year Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Consulting Contract

Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB), in collaboration with 2020vet, Inc., are pleased to announce they have won a three-year contract with a one year option. Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ), Time-and-Materials (T&M) contract to provide a bench of qualified speakers to conduct seminars on Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) to public transit fixed-route operators across Los Angeles County. Guest speakers will engage transit professionals, including social service representatives, community advocates, health and human services workers, and others. The contract was granted by Access Services in collaboration with Los Angeles County.

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NAWRB Comments on SBA’s Proposed Receipts-Based Size Standards

Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)’s Proposed Rule, Small Business Size Standards: Calculation of Annual Average Receipts.This new proposed rule will modify how the SBA calculates annual average receipts in determining size standards for certain industries, including retail trade, agricultural and construction industries. Specifically, the proposal states that the agency intends to change its size standards from a three-year averaging period to a five-year averaging period for calculating annual average receipts for all receipts-based size standards.

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Los Angeles: Largest U.S. City to Include LGBTQ Businesses in Contracts

Los Angeles has announced a new policy that gives LGBTQ businesses—those owned by members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community—opportunities in contracting and procurement, as well as for capacity building and educational programs from small businesses. This places the city as the United States’ largest municipality in population and economic size to have such a policy. 

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Teaming with NAWRB in Procurement Contracting

NAWRB’s procurement contract bidding schedule is brimming with opportunities across the housing ecosystem, from executive coaching and asset management to construction and technology. With all of the Requests for Proposals (RFP) we receive, utilizing the power of teaming with other professionals and companies has been an effective tool to help satisfy contract demands while positioning others to capitalize on their unique capabilities.

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