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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.

SBA Releases Its New Small Business Contracting Report 7/3/13

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 article "Winning a Government Contract", 1/4/10.


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.