Topic: government contracting

Pennsylvania Enacts E-Verify Requirement for Public Contractors

Starting on January 1, 2013, Pennsylvania public contractors and subcontractors will have a bit more paperwork to complete when making new hires. That’s the date the state’s Public Works Employment Verification Act takes effect. For your reference, a Q&A on the new law:   What is E-Verify? “E-Verify is a free Internet-based system that is… Read more »

SBA Celebrates America’s Small Businesses

It’s National Small Business Week, and the Small Business Administration is throwing a party. Guess what: you don’t have to be in DC to join the festivities; follow along via the SBA’s live webcast. We’re joining the National Small Business Week party, too. Thought we’d bring along this tasty little roundup of advisories regarding SBA… Read more »

Women-Owned Businesses: Federal Contracting Incentives for Women in Small Business

“Madeleine Albright said ‘there is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.’ It follows that there must also be a special place in hell for women who do not accept the help of entities, programs, and benefits specifically purposed to promote women and diversity in the business world.” (Incentives to… Read more »

Women-Owned Business and the SBA: What Does it Mean?

Here’s an explanation of the Small Business Administration’s October 2010 rule defining treatment of women-owned businesses that qualify for federal contracts: How Will SBA’s Final Rule on Women-Owned Businesses Impact You? by Thompson Coburn. Highlights: – On Thursday, October 7, 2010, the Small Business Administration (SBA) published a long-awaited final rule laying out the framework… Read more »