Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program

Docket ID: SBA-2013-0003
Agency: Small Business Administration (SBA)
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is amending its regulations to implement section 1697 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (NDAA). Section 1697 of the NDAA removed the statutory limitation on the dollar amount of a contract that women-owned small businesses can compete for under the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program. As a result, contracting officers may now set-aside contracts under the WOSB Program at any dollar level, as long as the other requirements for a set aside under the program are met. SBA believes that section 1697 of the NDAA is effectively immediately; the section does not require SBA to issue regulations in order to implement the provisions. However, SBA must remove the limitations in its regulations or they would be inconsistent with the statute, and lead to confusion among the public and other Federal agencies. Since SBA is merely conforming its regulations to the statute without interpretation or policy changes, the Agency does not believe that interagency review is necessary.
RIN: 3245-AG55
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 13 CFR 127
Priority: Other Significant
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Publication Period: Spring 2014
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 15 USC 637(m)
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
Interim Final Rule05/07/201378 FR 26504
Interim Final Rule Effective05/07/2013
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End06/06/201378 FR 26504
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Subtype: N/A
Type: Rulemaking
Program Office: Government Contracting

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Comment Period Closed
Jun 06, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 05/07/2013
ID: SBA-2013-0003-0001

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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Kenneth Dodds
Director, Office of Government Contracting
202 619-1766
202 481-2950 (Fax)
409 3rd Street SW., Washington, DC 20416
Washington, DC 20416
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