SmallGovCon Week in Review: April 4-8, 2022

Happy Friday, Readers! Our hometown Kansas Jayhawks won the NCAA National Basketball Championship and it’s an understatement to say that we are very excited about it here in Lawrence, Kansas. Thousands of people took to the streets in downtown Lawrence on Monday night to celebrate the win and the energy was incredible! What a fun ride!

There were several announcements by the SBA this week concerning adding more industries that are eligible for the Women-Owned Business Federal Contract Program as well as expanding the standards to increase eligibility for federal contracting and loan programs. You can read more about that along with other news in the article below. Have a great weekend!

  • FAR Council finalizes more stringent procurement rules under Buy American Act [FedNewsNet]
  • SBA Adds More Industries Eligible for Women-Owned Business Federal Contract Program [SmBizTrends]
  • Air Force Notifies Industry of $999M Follow-On Range Support Contract Vehicle [GovConWire]
  • What the 2023 fiscal budget will look like for contractors [FedNewsNet]
  • Inland Empire Man Agrees to Plead Guilty in Bid-Rigging Scheme to Obtain Contracts to Provide Food to Federal Prison Facilities [DoJ]
  • U.S. Cyber Command providing cyber expertise and intelligence in Ukraine’s fight against Russia [FedScoop]
  • DoD’s budget inflation story is more complicated than you think [FedNewsNet]
  • Eight Individuals Facing Federal Indictment for a $3 Million Scheme to Defraud Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the Defense Health Agency [DoJ]
  • Government Contractor vs. Subcontractor: What’s The Difference? [ExecGov]
  • Federal Contractors Could Soon Have to Disentangle Themselves Completely From Russia [GovExec]
  • Top Government Contracting Events for 2022 [ExecGov]
  • SBA expands standards to increase eligibility for federal contracting, loan programs [OCGNews] and read our extended post here.
  • PF 2022-29 Acquisition Guide Chapter 19.2 Revision, Small Business Program [EnergyGov]