SmallGovCon Week in Review: July 17-21, 2023

Hello and Happy Friday! We hope you had great week and are finishing the week strong today. The SBA and Whitehouse announced that the current administration exceeded its small business goal with a record breaking $163 Billion in federal procurement opportunities. That’s an $8.7 billion increase from the previous year, which is great news for small businesses. You can read more about this and other newsworthy articles below. Have a great weekend.

  • Biden-Harris Administration Sets Record-Breaking $163 Billion in Federal Procurement Opportunities to Small Businesses [GlobeNewsWire]
  • Acquisition Excellence: HUD Receives an “A+” Grade on SBA’s Annual Small Business Procurement Scorecard [HuD]
  • TUESDAY: SBA Administrator Guzman, NASA Administrator Nelson to Announce New Federal Contracting Records Set by the Biden-Harris Administration at NASA [NewsWires]
  • Statement from President Joe Biden on Record Procurement from Small Business [Whitehouse]
  • No shortage of ideas for reforming Defense Department acquisition [FedNewsNet]
  • Agencies making ‘substantial progress’ toward higher small, disadvantaged contracting goal [FedNewsNet]
  • DHS is the Largest Federal Agency to Receive 14 Consecutive “A” Grades on SBA’s Annual Small Business Procurement Scorecard [DHS]
  • Small Business Size Standards: Adjustment of Monetary-Based Size Standards, Disadvantage Thresholds, and 8(a) Eligibility Thresholds for Inflation [FedReg]
  • Maryland Defense Contractor Sentenced to Almost Four Years in Federal Prison for Procurement Fraud [DoJ]
  • Electronic Health Records Vendor NextGen Healthcare Inc. to Pay $31 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations [DoJ]