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Federal Contracting Assistance Programs

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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.

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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.