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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Lloyd Chapman on Wall Street Journal This Morning with host Gordon Deal

If you missed American Small Business League President and Founder Lloyd Chapman on the Wall Street Journal This Morning with Host Gordon Deal on Monday morning please click here to listen. During the interview, Chapman discussed the diversion of federal small business contracts to large corporations and their subsidiaries, S. 2300 the Small Business Contracting Revitalization Act of 2007 and the Fairness and Transparency in Contracting Act of 2008, which has yet to be introduced.

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.