1 ETEBA Membership Meeting Small Business Size Standards and Women-Owned Small Business Program Updates ETEBA Membership Meeting February 21 st, 2013 United Small Business Administration Walter Perry, Tennessee District Director, , Keri Wolfe, Business Opportunity Specialist, ,
2 WOSB Program Changes The National Defense Authorization Act removed the anticipated award price of the contract thresholds for women-owned small businesses (WOSB) and economically disadvantaged womenowned small businesses (EDWOSB) This allows contracting officers to set aside more contracts for certified WOSBs and EDWOSBs and will help federal agencies achieve the existing statutory 5% goal. Currently the WOSB Program identifies eighty-three four-digit North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) SBA will conduct another study to identify and report industries underrepresented by women-owned small businesses. More eligible women-owned businesses may be able to participate in SBA s Women s Federal Contract Program and compete for and win federal contracts
3 Mentor-Protégé Programs The Administrator is authorized to establish a mentorprotégé program for all small business concerns. The mentor-protégé program will be identical to the mentor-protégé program of the Administration for small business concerns that participate in the program under section8(a) except that the Administrator may modify the program to the extent necessary given the types of small business concerns included as protégé Within 270 days (from Dec. 28, 2012) regulations with respect to mentor-protégé programs will be issued
4 Senior Executive Service The head of an agency will take steps to ensure that members of the senior executive service responsible for acquisition, other senior officials responsible for acquisition, and other members of the senior executive service assume responsibility for of the agency s success in achieving small business contracting goals and percentages promoting a climate or environment that is responsive to small business concerns; communicating the importance of achieving the agency s small business contracting goals; and encouraging small business awareness, outreach, and support.
5 Size Standard Changes In 2007 SBA began a review of size standards to determine whether existing size standards were still relevant and revise them when necessary. Size standards are re-evaluated every five years. To review size standards, SBA evaluated industry characteristics such as Average firm size Startup costs Industry competition Distribution of firms by size Level of and small business share of Federal contract dollars
6 Size Standard Changes SBA has evaluated all receipts-based size standards for industries in NAICS Sector 56, Administration and Support and Sector 51, Information to determine whether they should be retained or revised SBA will retain employee based size standards for Sector 56 and 51. The Agency will review them with other employee based size standards.
7 NAICS Sector 51, Information SBA has increased the receipt based size standards for 15 industries and retained the current receipts based size standards for five industries in NAICS sector 51. SUMMARY OF REVISED SIZE STANDARDS IN NAICS SECTOR 51 NAICS NAICS Industry Title Current Revised Software Publishers... $25.0 $ Motion Picture and Video Production Motion Picture Theaters (except Drive-Ins) Other Motion Picture and Video Industries Other Sound Recording Industries Radio Networks Radio Stations Television Broadcasting Cable and Other Subscription Programming Satellite Telecommunications All Other Telecommunications Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services News Syndicates Libraries and Archives All Other Information Services
8 NAICS Sector 56 SBA has increased the receipt based size standards for 37 industries and retained the current receipts based size standards for the 7 remaining industries in NAICS sector 56, Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services.
9 NAICS Sector 56 SUMMARY OF PROPOSED SIZE STANDARD REVISIONS SECTOR 56 NAICS NAICS Industry Title Current Revised Employment Placement Agencies... $7.0 $ Executive Search Services Temporary Help Services Professional Employer Organizations Document Preparation Services Telephone Answering Services Telemarketing Bureaus and Other contact Centers Private Mail Centers Other Business Service Centers (including Copy Shops) Collection Agencies Credit Bureaus Repossession Services Court Reporting and Stenotype Services All Other Business Support Services Travel Agencies Tour Operators Convention and Visitors Bureaus All Other Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services
10 NAICS Sector 56 - Continued SUMMARY OF PROPOSED SIZE STANDARD REVISIONS SECTOR 56-CONTINUED NAICS NAICS Industry Title Current Revised Investigation Services Security Guards and Patrol Services Armored Car Services Security Systems Services (except Locksmiths) Locksmiths Exterminating and Pest Control Services Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services Packaging and Labeling Services Convention and Trade Show Organizers All Other Support Services Solid Waste Collection Hazardous Waste Collection Other Waste Collection Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal Solid Waste Landfill
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12 8(a) Business Development 8(a) firms are needed in all industries, however there is a high demand for 8(a) firms in the construction industry. Eligibility: Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Individuals not Member of Designated Group: Preponderance of the Evidence Standard Objective Distinguishing Feature Race, Ethnic origin, gender physical handicap, or long-term residence in an environment isolated from mainstream America ie Amish community Chronic and Substantial Discrimination Negative Impact on Business Opportunity Negative Impact on Education Negative Impact on Employment Negative Impact on business History
13 Upcoming Events Construction Conference at Y-12 Feb 28 Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Small Business Training Forum on March 13 in Nashville TVA Supplier Diversity Summit - Apr in Knoxville 4 th Annual Procurement Summit, 2 nd week in June, in Nashville Y-12 UPF Event w/sba, Spring/Summer TBD
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