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Monday, February 18, 2008

Deadline to Comment on SBA's Women Owned Set-Aside Program Quickly Approaching, February 25th Deadline

As you may know the deadline to submit comments regarding the SBA's recently proposed small business set-aside program for women is February February 25, 2008.

In an effort to prevent the implementation of the SBA's proposed program that would limit the Women owned small business set-aside program to 4 of 140 industries, please use the information below to register a comment, thank you.

Addresses: You may submit comments,identified by 3245–AF40, by any of the
following methods:
• Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the instructions
for submitting comments.
• Mail, Hand Delivery/Courier:
Robert C. Taylor, Office of Contract Assistance, Office of Government Contracting,
U.S.Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street, SW.,Washington, DC

ForMore Information Contact:
Robert C. Taylor

Sample Comment:

My name is ____, and my company's name is _____, located in _______. With this letter, I am formally responding to the SBA's proposed rule issued on December 27, and asking you to withdraw it. Women-owned businesses receive only 3.4% of federal procurement contracts, which is well short of the intent of the Public Law 106-554, passed in 2000, which was created to allow federal contracting officers to award up to 5% of all contracts to women-owned businesses. Rather than improve the contracting percentages, the proposed rule is a drastic step backward.

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