Federal Small Business Programs—A Primer for Government Contractors
The federal government spends approximately $500 billion in private sector contracts every year. Over 20% of those contracts must be awarded to small businesses. Small business contracts are primarily awarded through small business set-aside programs that support 8(a) business development, women-owned small businesses, veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses, and HUBZone businesses. Competing under these programs is often a great way for a small or new company to break into an industry dominated by big players. But they come with a host of unique strategies and daunting compliance requirements.
Join Peter Ford and Lauren Brier, attorneys in PilieroMazza’s Government Contracts Group, as they discuss key details of the government’s small business set-aside programs and tips for breaking into the federal marketplace. They’ll cover:
specific programs and compliance requirements;
bidding strategies unique to small businesses; and
tips for staying competitive and protecting your small business status.