December News

SBA Adopts the 5-Year Receipts Calculation

The SBA will be adopting the period of measurement for receipts-based size calculations from three (3) years to five (5) years, effective January 6, 2020.

This long-awaited change is the result from the Small Business Runway Extension Act from 2018. The SBA made the final rulemaking today, December 5, 2019.

SBA is allowing a two year transition period until January 6, 2022, during this time firms may choose to use the current three (3) year calculation or the new five (5) year calculation. After January 6, 2022, all companies must adopt the new five (5) year period of measurement in determining size under the receipts based calculation.

View the final Rulemaking via the Federal Register HERE

Changes to the HUBZone Program ARE HERE

SBA will implement final rules, effective December 26, 2019, changing regulations for the Historically Underutilized Business Zone Program (HUBZone Program).

The new rules make it easier for HUBZone firms to understand and comply with Program requirements, offer HUBZone firms reduced regulatory burdens, and help government agencies by eliminating ambiguities in the regulations.

View the final rule HERE

SBA to host Tribal Consultations regarding the 8(a) BD Program

SBA has proposed substantive changes to the regulations governing the 8(a) Business Development program. Some of these changes directly impact 8(a) applicants and Participants owned by tribes and Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs), and therefore SBA requests comments and input from the tribal and ANC communities on the various approaches and changes in the proposed rule.

Minnesota – 
When: Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 10AM – 2PM CST
Location: 
SBA Minnesota District Office, Training Center
330 Second Ave South
Minneapolis, MN, 55401
 
View the flyer HERE

Alaska –
When: Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 10 AM – 4 PM AKST
Location:
Z.J. Loussac Public Library
3600 Denali Street
Anchorage, AK  99503

View the flyer HERE

New Mexico –
When:
 Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 10AM – 2PM CST
Location:
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
2401 12th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM  87104

View the flyer HERE

Oklahoma – 
When: Thursday, January 16, 2020, 10AM – 2PM CST
Location:
Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Corporate Training Center
12777 North Rockwell Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73142

View the flyer HERE

Questions? E-mail ONAA@sba.gov or call (202) 205-6680

Helpful Hints for the new Contract Opportunities Function in beta.SAM.gov: How to Use Search Filters and How to Save Searches

When you find a specific opportunity that you’re interested in, you can use the “Follow” tool to help keep track of any changes and easily reference the opportunity in the future.

How to track Opportunities:

  • Log into your beta.SAM.gov account using your Login.gov credentials
  • When you find an opportunity page that you would like to track, simply click on the follow button located on the upper right side of the opportunity page.

  • You don’t need to sign in to search, you do need to sign in to follow an opportunity or manage opportunities that you are following. If you aren’t signe din and you click the Follow button, you will be prompted to sign in with your Login.gov credentials.

Use the links below for more helpful hints using Contract Opportunities

How to save and download searches: HERE
How to Use Search Filters: HERE
How to Track Opportunities: HERE

SBA Adopts the 5-Year Receipts Calculation

The SBA will be adopting the period of measurement for receipts-based size calculations from three (3) years to five (5) years, effective January 6, 2020. This long-awaited change is the result from the Small Business Runway Extension Act from 2018.…
Read More

Changes to the HUBZone Program ARE HERE

SBA will implement final rules, effective December 26, 2019, changing regulations for the Historically Underutilized Business Zone Program (HUBZone Program). The new rules make it easier for HUBZone firms to understand and comply with Program requirements, offer HUBZone firms reduced…
Read More

SBA to host Tribal Consultations regarding the 8(a) BD Program

SBA has proposed substantive changes to the regulations governing the 8(a) Business Development program. Some of these changes directly impact 8(a) applicants and Participants owned by tribes and Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs), and therefore SBA requests comments and input from…
Read More

State Individual Disaster Assistance

The State Individual Disaster Assistance Hotline1-855-445-7131 Online Registration:Ready.Alaska.Gov The deadline to apply for individual assistance is January 29th, 2019 More information below State Individual Disaster Assistance for Individuals and Families within Municipality of Anchorage, Matanuska Susitna Borough, or Kenai Peninsula Borough, with…
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Earthquake Resources

After the November 30, 2018, 7.0 earthquake, the Turnagain Community Council (TCC) has put together an Earthquake Resources informational list.  The list is to help keep you updated and is a useful tool for anyone in need of assistance to…
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SBA HUBZone Program Report

The Historically Underutilized Business Zone Empowerment Contracting (HUBZone) program provides participating  small businesses located in areas with low income, high poverty, or high unemployment with contracting opportunities in the form of set-asides, sole-source awards, and price-evaluation preferences.  Firms must be certified…
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