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Webinar:  Women's Federal Procurement Program

Join Margot Dorfman, CEO of the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce for a complete overview and Q & A on the proposed regulations for the Women's Federal Procurement Program and get ready to submit your comments (comments are due by May 3, 2010).

Date/Time:  Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 1 pm EST.

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Margot Dorfman, Testimony before U.S. House of Representatives on the Women's Federal Procurement Program, 9/19/07

The Equity in Contracting for Women Act of 2000 was signed into law on December 21, 2000 - but implementation was delayed by the Bush Administration.  The U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce brought suit against the SBA for failure to implement the laws of the United States.  The Court found in favor of the USWCC claim even stating that the SBA, "...had sabotaged, whether intentional or not, the implementation of the procurement program..." and concluded that "a deadline is in order." 

While there remain several important steps before the process is complete, the proposed regulations published by the SBA show a strong grasp of the issue and a viable process to implement and sustain a strong women-owned small business federal contracting set-aside program.


(1)  Register to attend our webinar on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 1 pm EST.

(2)  Review our presentation on the proposed regulation.

(3)  Help us learn your views, take our brief survey on the proposed regulations.

(4)  View our primary web-page on the Women's Federal Procurement Program (lots of links and information.

(5)  See if your NAICS codes were selected for the program and let us know if you would like to receive updates.