SBA Finalizes Women-Owned Small Business Rule

An interim final rule published in the Federal Register and effective immediately will amend regulations to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program, allowing greater access to federal contracting opportunities for women-owned businesses as a result of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 signed in January.

The interim final rule removes the anticipated award price of the contract thresholds for women-owned small businesses and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses, to allow them greater access to federal contracting opportunities without limitations to the size of the contract. Read full article here.