SBA Tweaks Bid Protests For Woman-Owned Businesses

Law360, New York (January 12, 2012, 6:30 PM EST) -- The U.S. Small Business Administration issued an interim final rule Thursday that amends protest procedures under its Women-Owned Small Business Program to bring them in line with the protest procedures for the SBA’s other contracting programs.

The SBA is updating its first-ever federal procurement preference regulation, introduced in February and designed to help women-owned small businesses seize contracting opportunities. Since that time, federal acquisition regulations and the SBA's own rules have changed, requiring an update to protest rules and an inflationary adjustment to contract sizes governed...
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