On the heels of the Small Business Administration's (SBA) proposed women's procurement program, I am thrilled to see that legislation introduced by Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) will strengthen the proposed program. The bill ensures that critical components included in other socioeconomic programs administered by the SBA will part of the women's procurement program.
The Fairness in Women-Owned Small Business Contracting Act of 2010 (S.3399) has a number of provisions that are designed to help women contractors, including:
- removing the dollar limits of $5 million for manufacturing contracts, and $3 million for other goods and service contracts
- allow for sole-sourcing
- data reviews to determine program eligibility every five (5) years
WIPP has issued a statement applauding the efforts of Senator Snowe and Senator Gillibrand. To read this, please click here
WIPP has also sent letters of support to Senator Snowe and Senator Gillbrand. To read those letters, please click here