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|October 1, 2021||Need to Procure a Small Business? There’s an App for That||
The app features a map of Virginia that shows the locations of vendors that match whatever keyword you plug in. We tested it with the search term “concrete” and were shown a busy constellation ...Read more
|August 26, 2021||EPA Creates Diversity Task Force, Will Spend More With DBEs||
Earlier this month, an internal EPA email was obtained by E&E news. In it, Deputy Administrator Janet McCabe told employees of the agency that a “diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (D ...Read more
|August 20, 2021||Contract Awarded for $840M VA Hospital in Kentucky||
The 910,115-square-foot medical center will be built by Turner Construction and Walsh Construction as a joint venture. It will feature 104 beds, a facility for female veterans, two parking structur ...Read more
|July 6, 2021||New Jersey Legislators Push Veteran Contracting Bill||
The package includes a number of provisions that would benefit veterans outside of contracting, but one piece of legislation being pushed by Senator Vin Gopal (D), Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling (D), ...Read more
|June 10, 2021||SBA Gives University of Maryland $400K for New Vet Biz Training Center||
The funding is being given out from the Small Business Administration (SBA)’s Office of Veteran Business Development towards the University of Maryland’s Division of Research. It will be used t ...Read more
|June 1, 2021||Veteran Slams SBA’s EIDL Program, Wants to Talk to Manager||
This is a topic we at Contractor News have been monitoring for some time as small businesses owners on social media have tried to use what little voice they have to sound the alarm about the SBA’ ...Read more
|May 13, 2021||North Hempstead Adopts Procurement Preference for SDVOBs||
On April 22, 2021, the North Hempstead Town Board approved the adoption of a local law that will establish a preference for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOBs).
North Hempste ...Read more
|May 7, 2021||Are Authorities Doing Enough to Prevent DBE Fraud?||
Last month, an investigation by Boston’s local National Public Radio affiliate GBH uncovered fraud by Gilbane / Hunt, the construction manager of a minor league baseball park in Worcester, Massac ...Read more
|April 18, 2021||SBA to Launch Restaurant Revitalization Fund||
The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced on Saturday application requirements and eligibility guidelines for the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund signed into law as part of the ...Read more
|March 19, 2021||Small Business Environment More Healthy Despite Slowing Gains||
A popular metric for the small business ecosystem, the Small Business Index by MetLife and the US Chamber of Commerce, shows some improvement in the first quarter of 2021.
The index for this ...Read more