New State Initiative Will Set Aside Contracts for Small Businesses

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On July 19, 2012, Gov. Corbett officially announced the creation of a new state contracting program which is intended to set aside state contracts for small businesses and small veteran-owned businesses.  The Department of General Services has formed the Small Business Procurement Initiative and has expanded the Small Diverse Business Program – formerly the Small Disadvantaged Business Program– to include small veteran-owned businesses.  The Small Business Procurement Initiative reserves certain state procurements for competition among only self-certified small businesses – those that employ 100 or fewer employees and meet maximum revenue requirements – and enables these small businesses to participate in state contracting opportunities as prime contractors.

The official press release can be found here.  A link to the Small Business Procurement Initiative can be found here.  FAQ on the initiative can be found here.

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Posted on by Christopher I. McCabe, Esq. in DGS, General Leave a comment