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WIPP Requests Comment Submissions on Proposed SBA Women's Procurement Program

Wednesday, April 14, 2010  
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Submit Comments on the Proposed SBA Women's Procurement Program

·It is time to act and make your voice heard in Washington! The deadline for submitting comments is Monday, May 3rd.

  • WIPP created a template for comment submission, which you can access by clicking here.

It is of the upmost importance to submit your comments and voice your opinion before this proposal is finalized. Some key points of the proposed program include:

· Allowing contract officers to restrict competition to WOSB in 83 industry categories that were Identified as either "underrepresented” or "substantially underrepresented” by women

· Program Eligibility: Certified small business that is women-owned and controlled (51%+ owned and managed by one or more women)

· Contract Size: $5M for manufacturing contracts; $3M for other goods and services

WIPP had several briefings on the issue, and yesterday, WIPP's Procurement Committee hosted a detailed webinar on the proposed SBA Women's Procurement Program, led by Ann Sullivan, WIPP Government Relations, who then fielded live questions.

If you were unable to attend the webinar yesterday and want to learn more about the proposed program, the podcast and presentation are available by request to all WIPP dues-paying members in good standing.

To request the presentation and podcast, please contact Jessica Davis, WIPP Program Specialist, at If you are interested in joining WIPP and gaining access to these materials, in addition to the wealth of informa tion, updates, and programming WIPP offers, please contact Noelle Duncan, WIPP Member Services, at

If you have any questions about the proposed program, please contact WIPP Small Business Policy Analyst, Angelin Barrios at

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