H.R. 4671 - Corrective Action Report Oversight and Accountability Act: Strengthens corrective actions taken by agencies when they fail to meet their small business goals. Federal agencies have annual goals for awarding contracts to small businesses, reported on the SBA’s annual Small Business Procurement Scorecard. The bill requires federal agencies that fail to meet an annual small business contracting goal to submit a “corrective action report” to the SBA outlining the reasons why it did not meet the goal and proposing a “corrective action plan.” This bill standardizes the information required in these reports and requires agencies to provide an analysis of the efficacy of previously proposed practices.
S. 583 -PRICE Act: Encourages interagency collaboration to utilize small business contractors. Council Executive Director Michelle Burnett quoted in Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee press release. Signed into law on February 22, 2022
H.R. 3845 - Parity for HUBZone Appeals Act of 2021: Requires the Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) to issue a rule authorizing the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) to decide appeals relating to the status of HUBZone business concerns.
S. 2042 - Interagency Committee on Women’s Business Enterprise Act of 2021: Reauthorizes the Interagency Committee for Women’s Business Enterprise (ICWBE) to help coordinate federal resources to encourage the formation, growth and success of women-owned businesses. Supported by the HUBZone Council. Passed by the House Small Business Committee on February 17, 2022.
H.R. 3239: To update Title 41 of the U.S. Code, which governs federal contracting and procurement, to reflect changes to the law since it was originally codified in 2011 and to make other clarifying and technical changes.
HUBZone Council Response to the Office of Management and Budget Request for Information (RFI) on Methods and Leading Practices for Advancing Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through Government, Area 3: Procurement and Contracting Questions.
This RFI is an initiative from Executive Order 13985, which seeks to advance racial equity and support for underserved communities through the federal government. (7/6/21)
The HUBZone Council advocated for IRS Guidance that allows businesses with forgiven PPP loans to retroactively deduct regular businesses expenses. Published (4/21/21)
White Paper on HUBZone Price Evaluation Preference to Task Orders, explaining how the price evaluation preference helps to level the playing field for HUBZone firms in full-and-open competitions and allows federal agencies greater opportunity to devote federal spending to HUBZone firms. Written by HUBZone member Jon Williams (3/5/21)
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