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Recent Legislation

H. R. 8273:  Introduced on 7/1/22 as the Small Business Payment for Performance Act to provide interim partial payment to small business contractors that request an equitable adjustment due to a change in the terms of a construction contract.  DRAFT bill Press Release.
H. R. 8079:  Introduced on 6/15/22 to amend the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to remove the exclusion of certain small business concerns from the disadvantaged business enterprise program.
H. R. 7866:  Introduced on 5/27/22 to direct the Department of Transportation and the Small Business Administration to strengthen and advance certain disadvantaged businesses Giving Disadvantaged Businesses Opportunities for Success Act.
H. R. 7694:  to modify the requirements relating to the evaluation of the subcontracting plans of certain offerors.
H. R. 7628:  to increase oversight of and improve programs of the Small Business Administration.
H. R. 7622:  to include requirements relating to apprenticeship program assistance for small business development centers.
H. R. 7149:  to provide for disadvantaged business enterprise supportive services programs at modal administrations of the Department of Transportation.
H. R. 6445:  to require an annual report on entrepreneurial development programs.
S. 4413:  to remove the exclusion of certain small business concerns from the disadvantaged business enterprise program.
S. 4158:  to create certain requirements with respect to the SBIR and STTR program
S. 3929:  to provide for disadvantaged business enterprise supportive services programs at modal administrations of the Department of Transportation


Rules:  2014 to Present

Small Business Administration

Adoption of 2022 North American Industry Classification System for Size Standards.  (September 29, 2022)

Ownership and Control and Contractual Assistance Requirements for the 8(a) Business Development Program.  (September 9, 2022)

Streamlining Surety Bond Guarantee Program.  (August 8, 2022)

Past Performance Ratings for Small Business Joint Venture Members and Small Business First-Tier Subcontractors.  (July 22, 2022)

Veteran-Owned Small Business and Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business - Certification.  (July 6, 2022)

Small Business Size Standards:  Adoption of North American Industry Classification System for Size Standards.  (July 5, 2022)

Procurement Scorecard Program; Treatment of Deobligations.  (June 22, 2022)

Quality Assurance.  (June 22, 2022)

Radio Frequency Identification Advance Shipment Notices.  (June 22, 2022)

Part 7 Requirements.  (June 21, 2022)

Small Business Size Standards:

Termination of Nonmanufacturer Rule Class Waiver.  (June 8, 2022)

Calculation of Number of Employees for All Programs and of Average Annual Receipts in the Business Loan, Disaster Loan, and Small Business Investment Company Programs.  (June 6, 2022)

Small Business Size Standards: Manufacturing and Industries with Employee-Based Size Standards in Other Sectors except Wholesale Trade and Retail Trade.  (April 26, 2022)

Small Business Size Standards:

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting; Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction; Utilities; Construction.  (March 31, 2022)

Education Services; Health Care and Social Assistance; Arts, Entertainment and Recreation; Accommodation and Food Services; Other Services.  (March 31, 2022)

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Management of Companies and Enterprises; Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services.  (March 31, 2022)

Transportation and Warehousing; Information; Finance and Insurance; Real Estate and Rental and Leasing.  (March 31, 2022)

Small Business Administration

Women Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program:  Identification of Eligible Industries.  (March 18, 2022)

Termination of Nonmanufacturer Rule Class Waiver.  (February 15, 2022)

Termination of Nonmanufacturer Rule Class Waiver.  (February 15, 2022)

Small Business Administration

Establishment of Effective Date for Women-Owned Small Business and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Certification.  (January 24, 2022)

Consolidation of Mentor-Protege Programs and Other Government Contracting Amendments; Correction.  (January 6, 2022)

Class Waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule.  (December 6, 2021)

Small Business Size Standards:  Termination of Nonmanufacturer Rule Class Waiver.  (December 6, 2021)

Small Business Administration

Termination of Nonmanufacturer Rule Class Waiver; Correction Notice.  (November 26, 2021) 

Small Business Administration

Past Performance Ratings for Small Business Joint Venture Members and Small Business First-Tier Subcontractors.  (November 18, 2021)

Small Business Administration

National Defense Authorization Act of 2020, Definition of Surviving Spouse for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses and Change to 8(a) Business Development Contracting Thresholds.  (November 8, 2021)

Small Business Administration

Streamlining Surety Bond Guarantee Program.  (September 23, 2021)

Small Business Administration

Streamlining Surety Bond Guarantee Program.  (September 23, 2021)

Correction to Consolidation of Mentor-Protégé Programs and Other Government Contracting Amendments.  (July 22, 2021)

Small Business Size Standards:  Wholesale Trade; Retail Trade (May 25, 2021)

HUBZone Program: Extending Map Freeze.  (May 5, 2021)

Consolidation of Mentor-Protege Programs and Other Government Contracting Amendments: Correction.  (February 23, 2021)

Ownership and Control of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concerns: Correction.  (February 23, 2021)

Consolidation of Mentor-Protege Programs and Other Government Contracting Amendments; Correction(January 14, 2021)

Women-Owned Small Business and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Certification; Correction(January 14, 2021)

Extension of Participation in 8(a) Business Development Program (January 13, 2021)

Small Business Size Standards:  Education Services; Health Care and Social Assistance; Arts, Entertainment and Recreation; Accommodation and Food Services; Other Services.  (November 27, 2020)

Correction to "Consolidation of Mentor-Protege Programs and Other Government Contracting Amendments."  (November 16, 2020)

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Management of Companies and Enterprises; Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services.  (November 13, 2020)

Regulatory Reform Initiative: Government Contracting Programs.  (November 5, 2020)

Use of Federal Surplus Property for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses and Small Businesses in Disaster Areas and Puerto Rico.  (November 2, 2020)

Small Business Administration

Consolidation of Mentor-Protege Programs and Other Government Contracting Amendments.  (October 16, 2020)

Surety Bond Guarantee Program Fees.  (October 2, 2020)

Small Business Size Standards:  Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting; Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction; Utilities; Construction.  (October 2, 2020)

Transportation and Warehousing; Information; Finance and Insurance; Real Estate and Rental and Leasing.  (October 2, 2020)

Small Business Innovation Research Program and Small Business Technology Transfer Program Policy Directive.  (August 17, 2020)

Women-Owned Small Business and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Certification. (May 11, 2020)

Regulatory Reform Initiative: Small Disadvantaged Businesses (May 8, 2020)

Waiver of Nonmanufacturer Rule for diabetic test stripes under NAICS code 325413 and Product Service Code PSC 6515.  (April 20, 2020)

Regulatory Reform Initiative:  Government Contracting Programs.  (February 4, 2020)

National Defense Authorization Acts, Recovery Improvements for Small Entities after Disaster Act, and Other Small Business Government Contracting; Correction.  (January 30, 2020)

Class Waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule. (January 23, 2020)

Use of Federal Surplus Personal Property for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses and Small Businesses in Disaster Areas and Puerto Rico.  (January 21, 2020)

Extension on comment period for Consolidation of Mentor Protege Programs and Other Government Contracting Amendments.  (January 10, 2020)

Extension on comment period for Consolidation of Mentor Protege Programs and Other Government Contracting Amendments.  (January 10, 2020)

Small Business Size Standards:  Calculation of Annual Average Receipts.  (December 5, 2019)

National Defense Authorization Acts of 2016 and 2017, Recovery Improvements for Small Entities After Disaster Act of 2015, and Other Small Business Government Contracting.  (November 29, 2019)

Small Business HUBZone Program and Government Contracting Programs.  (November 26, 2019)

Correction to Small Business Size Standards: Adjustment of Monetary-Based Size Standards for Inflation.  (November 20, 2019)

HUBZone Program Provisions for Governor-Designated Covered Areas.  (November 15, 2019)

Consolidation of Mentor Protege Programs and Other Government Contracting Amendments.  (November 8, 2019)

Surety Bond Guarantee Program Fees (August 14, 2019)

Small Business Size Standards: Adjustment of Monetary-based Size Standards for Inflation. (July 18, 2019)

Small Business Size Standards: Adjustment of Monetary-based Size Standards for Inflation (July 18, 2019)

Small Business Size Standards: Calculation of Annual Average Receipts.  (June 24, 2019)

Small Business Size Standards: Calculation of Annual Average Receipts (June 24, 2019)

Streamlining Surety Bond Guarantee Program.  (June 3, 2019)

Women-Owned Small Business and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business – Certification(May 14, 2019)

Revised Size Standards Methodology.  (April 11, 2019)

Small Business Innovation Research Program and Small Business Technology Transfer Program Policy Directive.  (April 2, 2019)

Small Business HUBZone Program; Government Contracting Programs.  (December 31, 2018)

National Defense Authorization Acts, Recovery Improvements for Small Entities after Disaster Act.  (December 4, 2018)

Small Business HUBZone Program; Government Contracting Programs(October 31, 2018)

Ownership and Control of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concerns (September 28, 2018)

Small Business Size Regulations; CFR Correction

Surety Bond Guarantee Program Fees (July 30, 2018)

Small Business HUBZone Program and Government Contracting Programs and Consolidation of Mentor Protégé Programs (May 30, 2018)

SBA's Size Standards Methodology (April, 2018) (April 30, 2018)

Rules of Practice for Protests and Appeals Regarding Eligibility for Inclusion in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation Database (March 30, 2018)

Conforming Statutory Amendments and Technical Corrections to Small Business Government Contracting Regulations (March 26, 2018)

Ownership and Control of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concerns (January 29, 2018)

HUBZone and Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act Amendments (October 23, 2017)

Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program North American Industry Classification System Code Updates (October 11, 2017)

Rules of Practice for Protests and Appeals Regarding Eligibility for Inclusion in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Verification and Evaluation Database (September 29, 2017)

Small Business Size Standards:  Adoption of 2017 North American Industry Classification System for Size Standards (September 27, 2017)

Small Business Size Standards:  Class Waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule.  (September 18, 2017)

SBA Makes Changes to its Surety Bond Program (September 18, 2017)

Small Business Size Standards: Rubber Gloves; Termination of Nonmanufacturer Rule Class Waiver (April 21, 2017)

Small Business Size Standards: Adoption of 2017 North American Industry Classification System for Size Standards.  (April 18, 2017)

Small Business Size Standards:  Rubber Gloves; Waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule (March 14, 2017)

Correction to Small Business Mentor Protégé Programs.  (December 27, 2016)

Correction to rule on:  North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Sector 31-33, Manufacturing (December 21, 2016)

Women’s Business Center Program.  (November 22, 2016)

Acquisition Process: Task and Delivery Order Contracts, Bundling, Consolidation (October 3, 2016)

Acquisition Process: Task and Delivery Order Contracts, Bundling, Consolidation; Correction (September 30, 2016)

Small Business Government Contracting and National Defense Authorization Act Amendments (September 30, 2016)

Small Business Timber Set-Aside Program (September 27, 2016)

Business Loan and Surety Bond Guarantee Programs (August 9, 2016).

HUBZone and National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 Amendments (August 4, 2016)

Small Business Mentor Protégé Programs (July 25, 2016)

Affiliation for Business Loan Programs and Surety Bond Guarantee Program (June 27, 2016)

Small Business Government Contracting and National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 Amendments (May 31, 2016)

Small Business Innovation Research Program and Small Business Technology Transfer Program Policy Directive (May 31, 2016)

Statement of General Policy, SBA Size Policy Statement No. 3:  interaffiliate transactions exclusion.  (May 24, 2016)

Surety Bond Guarantee Program changes (April 22, 2016)

Small Business Innovation Research Program and Small Business Technology Transfer Program Policy Directive (April 7, 2016)

Office of Management and Budget

M-16-07 Reporting of Accelerated Payment to Small Business Subcontractors.  (March 21, 2016)

Small Business Administration

Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program: Identification of Eligible Industries (March 3, 2016) 

Small Business Size Standards: Industries with Employee Based Size Standards Not Part of Manufacturing, Wholesale Trade, or Retail Trade (January 26, 2016)

Small Business Size Standards: Manufacturing (January 26, 2016)  

Small Business Size Standards: Employee Based Size Standards in Wholesale Trade and Retail Trade.  (January 25, 2016)

Small Business Size Standards: Inflation Adjustment to Monetary Based Size Standards.  (January 25, 2016)  

National Marine Fisheries Service

Single Small Business Size Standard for Commercial Fishing Businesses (December 29, 2015)

Small Business Administration

Women-Owned Small Business and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business – Certification (December 18, 2015)

Department of Veterans Affairs

VA Veteran-Owned Small Business Verification Guidelines.  (November 6, 2015)

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

Payment to Small Business Subcontractors; Withdrawal.   (October 28, 2015)

Small Business Administration

Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program.  (September 14, 2015)

Department of Energy

Fiscal Year 2015 Small Business Contracting Goals.  (May 14, 2015)

Small Business Administration

Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program.  (May 1, 2015)

Miscellaneous Amendments to Surety Bond Guarantee Program.  (April 14, 2015)

Extension of comment period:  Small Business Mentor Protégé Program; Small Business Size Regulations, etc.  (April 7, 2015)

Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and Veteran-Owned Small Business Status Protests.  (March 10, 2015)

Small Business Administration

Small Business Government Contracting and National Defense Authorization Act of 2013.  (March 9, 2015)

Reliance on advisory small business size decisions from Small Business Development Centers or Procurement Technical Assistance Centers.  (February 11, 2015)

Government-wide mentor-protégé program for all small business concerns, joint ventures, etc.  (February 5, 2015)

Waivers of Nonmanufacturer Rule:  Warehouse Instantly Adjustable Racking Systems.  (January 30, 2015)

Waiver of Nonmanufacturer Rule for Scientific Vacuum Pumps.  (January 28, 2015)

Small Business Government Contracting and National Defense Authorization Act of 2013.  (December 29, 2014)

Agent Revocation and Suspension Procedures.  (December 12, 2014)

Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Policy Directives: Data Rights; Phase III Award Preference.  (November 7, 2014)

Correction to Small Business Size Standards: Industries with Employee Based Size Standards Not Part of Manufacturing, Wholesale Trade, or Retail Trade.  (October 20, 2014)

Agent Revocation and Suspension Procedures.  (October 16, 2014)

Small Business Size Standards for Manufacturing.  (September 10, 2014)

Industries with Employee Based Size Standards Not Part of Manufacturing, Wholesale Trade, or Retail Trade.  (September 10, 2014)

Advisory Small Business Size Decisions.  (June 25, 2014)

Inflation Adjustment to Monetary Based Size Standards.  (June 12, 2014)

Corrections to a 10/2/2013 document.  (June 3, 2014)

Small Business Subcontracting; Corrections.  (May 23, 2014)

Employee-Based Size Standards in Wholesale Trade and Retail Trade.  (May 19, 2014)

Notice of rescission of four class waivers of the Nonmanufacturer Rule, NAICS code 335999, 335122, 335110, and 335311.  (April 11, 2014)

Surety Bond Guarantee Program.  (January 13, 2014)

Small Business Innovation Research Program Policy Directive.  (January 8, 2014)

Small Business Technology Transfer Program Policy Directive.  (January 8, 2014)

Small Business Blogs

Blog Organization
SCORE Success Blog SCORE
Small Business Federal Government Contracting  
Small Business Watchdog SBA, Office of Advocacy
Open For Business SBA


Audits, Reports & Hearings

Hearings

U. S. Senate

  • Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship

A Review of the SBIR-STTR Program.  (9/22/2021)

House of Representatives

  • House Committee on Small Business

Are Governmentwide Contracts Helping or Hurting Small Contractors?  (6/14/22)

The 8(a) Program: Overview and Next Steps to Promote Small Business Success.  (3/2/22)

Overview of the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs.  (3/8/22)

Audits

Government Accountability Office

Small Business Administration:  Steps Taken to Verify Tribal Recognition for 8(a) Program.  (1/3/22)

Small Business Administration

SBA’s Business Development Assistance to 8(a) Program Participants.  (2/14/22)

Small Business

Rules & Tools
Legal
Workforce
Reading

 

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