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Policy Updates

Despite their sizable contribution to the economy, representing one-third of all small business owners, women are still not getting their fair share of procurement opportunities. Learn about the policy affecting women's federal procurement.


WIPP 2014 Economic Blueprint 07/22/14

WIPP ACTION ALERT: Increased Access to Federal Contracts for Women-Owned Businesses 06/30/14

Legislation Introduced to Assist Women Seeking Access to Federal Contracts 06/18/14

A Win in the House for Women Seeking Access to Federal Contracts 5/22/14

A Win in the House for Women Seeking Access to Federal Contracts 5/22/14

Rep. Velazquez Proposes Adding Sole Source Authority to WOSB Procurement Program. WIPP Applauds. 7/2/13

WIPP Supports Proposed Change in Health Care Law's Definition of Full time employees 7/2/13

WIPP Submits Letter to the SBA regarding lifting WOSB Dollar Caps 1/12/13

America's Women Business Owners are One Step Closer to Relief - FY 13 National Defense Authorization Act lifts dollar caps on WOSB contracts 12/19/12

WIPP Comments on Proposed DOT DBE Regulations 12/13/12

WIPP Procurement - SBA Increases Size Standards in Three Industies 12/6/12

WOSB Provisions included in the 2013 NDAA 12/3/12

Women Impacting Public Policy Testimony to the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship 11/29/12

WIPP Hearing Summary: Medicare’s Durable Medical Equipment Competitive Bidding Program: How are Small Suppliers Faring? 9/11/12

Women Vendors Get Less Than Price of Drone From U.S. Set-Asides 6/21/12

Why Is It So Hard To Give Women A Fair Shake In Government Contracting? 5/25/12

The NDAA & its Package of Small Business Procurement Reforms Passes in the House 5/18/12

Women Left Behind in House Armed Services Procurement Package 5/10/12

House 2012 Contracting Reform Initiative 2/20/12

Victory - President Signs Repeal of the 3% Withholding Tax Requirement 11/10/11

The SBA's WOSB Program Repository User Guide 2/10/11

SBA Expands Access to Federal Contracting Opportunities for Women-Owned Small Businesses 2/1/11

WIPP Releases Position Letter on Government Insourcing 10/28/10

SBA Announces Full Implementation of the Women's Procurement Program 10/04/10

USHII Press Release: Inc. 5000 10/04/10

Parity Restored, Thanks to the Small Business Jobs Bill! 9/16/10

WIPP Press Release: Enact Legislation Crucial to Small Business 7/14/10

WIPP Letter of Support for H.R. 5297, the Small Business Lending Fund Act of 2010 7/14/10

WIPP Letters of Support to the Senate for S.3399, the Fairness in Women-Owned Small Business Contracting Act of 2010 6/11/10

WIPP Letters of Support to the Senate for S.3190, the Small Business Programs Parity Act of 2010 6/10/10

WIPP Letters of Support to the House for H.R. 3729 6/10/10

WIPP Issues Statement on Women's Procurement 5/26/10

WIPP Submits Comments on the Proposed Women's Procurement Program 5/3/10

Executive Order Issued on Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development 4/27/10

Obama Administration Announces Creation of Interagency Task Force on Federal Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses 4/27/10

WIPP Letter to Senator Landrieu and Senator Snowe On S.2989 3/2/10

SBA Announces Women's Procurement Program and WIPP Releases Response Statement 3/2/10

Sebelius, Solis Announce Nearly $1 Billion Recovery Act Investment in Advancing Use of Health IT, Training Workers for Health Jobs of the Future, 2/15/10.

Crain's New York Business Article on Procurement, 2/6/10.

Landrieu, Snowe Introduce Bill To Boost Small Business Contracts, 2/4/10.

SBA Office of Advocacy Letter Regarding Proposed 8(a) Regulations, and Fact Sheet, 2/3/10.

WIPP Comments on the Proposed SBA 8(a) Regulations, 2/1/10.

TSA Told to Restart Competition for IT Infrastructure Work, 1/22/10.

GovLoopWeekly, 1/18/10.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Economic Recovery Act of 2009 Update, 1/13/10.

Executive Order 13514, “Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance", 1/7/10.

WIPP Featured in Inc.com article "Winning a Government Contract", 1/4/10.

Archive

3% Coalition Letter Regarding Jobs to the House, 12/26/09.

3% Coalition Letter Regarding Jobs to the Senate, 12/26/09.

House Introduces Bill to Raise Net Worth Cap for Minority Small Business Program, 12/15/09.

Subcontractor Fairness Act (H.R. 4134) Introduced in House, 11/24/09.

Agencies Fail to Meet Women-Owned Goals for Recovery Act, 10/13/09.

GSA Launches New Small Businesses Mentor-Protege Program, 9/23/09.

DISA Releases New Marketing Guide for Small Businesses, 9/20/09.

SBA Releases Sixth Month Recovery Act Report Card, 9/10/09.

SBA Launches New Online Training Course: 'How to Win Federal Contracts', 9/1/09.

SBA Releases FY2008 Contracting Data - Small Businesses Win Smaller Share, 8/24/09.

Obama Administration Announces Efforts to Increase Access to Contracting Opportunities for Minority-Owned, Small Businesses, 8/18/09.

Obama Administration Announces Efforts to Increase Access to Contracting Opportunities for Minority-Owned, Small Businesses, 8/18/09.

Esther H. Vassar Named SBA's National Ombudsman, 8/11/09.

Landrieu, Snowe Amendment Passes Senate to Make Small Business Government Contracting Programs Equal, 7/24/09.

SBA Offers $10 Million Surety Bond Guarantee, 7/23/09.

President Obama signs the Weapon System Acquisition Reform Act of 2009, 5/22/09.

"The Role of Small Business in Recovery Act Contracting:" WIPP National Partner Sylvia Medina testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 5/21/09.

Department of Labor Training and Employment Notice, 5/18/09.

WIPP Attends White House Briefing on Distribution of Stimulus Funds , 4/9/09.

DoD Secretary Gates Releases Budget Recommendations Which Include Contracting Cuts, 4/6/09.

WIPP Sends Letter to DOE Secretary Chu on Small Business Subcontracting Participation, 4/3/09.

US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Landrieu, D-La., Fights for Small Business Contracts, 4/3/09.

Government Withholding Relief Coalition Sends Letters of Support on Repeal of 3% Withholding, 4/2/09.

Small Business Committee to Host Outreach Conferences in Louisiana, 4/1/09.

House Committee on Transportationand Infrastructure Examines Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program, 3/26/09.

House Armed Services Committee Urges DOD to Halt A-76 Studies, 3/26/09.

House Small Business Committee Threatens to Shut Down SBA HUBZone Program, 3/25/09.

Senator McCaskill Invites Public to Weigh in on Contracting Oversight, 3/23/09.

WIPP Comments to SBA on Proposed Rule on Women's Procurement Program, 3/11/09.

WIPP Applauds COngressional Directive to Stop SBA's Proposed Women's Procurement Program, 3/11/09.

WIPP Applauds COngressional Directive to Stop SBA's Proposed Women's Procurement Program, 3/11/09.

WIPP Applauds Congressional Directive to Stop SBA's Proposed Women's Procurement Program, 3/11/09.

Stimulus Language Protecting Small Business Contracting, 3/10/09.

President Obama Released a Presidential Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments & Agencies, 3/6/09.

Amendment to Omnibus which would have Eliminated Sole Sourcing of Government Contracts was Rejected, 3/4/09.

Letter from Senator Snowe to SBA on Women's Procurement Program, 1/6/09.