Accountability in Contracting Small Business Summit

Presented by the the WOSB National Council of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce and The American Small Business Chamber of Commercefed-con-accountability-in-contracting

Small Business Calls on the Federal Government to Bring True Accountability and Transparency to Small Business Contracting

Small businesses, business associations and advocates are invited to join us as we work to elevate accountability and opportunities for America’s proud and strong small business suppliers.

Over the last months and years, mounds of reports, whistle-blower testimony and other evidence have shown that small business suppliers to the federal government are being left out of billions of dollars in opportunities. This summit will showcase the issues and data — and provide small business advocates with the tools we need to turn the tide and bring real transparency and accountability to small business contracting.

Please also consider attending our National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit on July 9, 2015.


8:30 am
Check-In and Networking

9:00 am
Welcome: State of the State of Small Business Federal Contracting

Federal Small Business Goaling Reports:  Fact or Fiction

10:00 am
SBA Office of Inspector General Briefing on Women-Owned Small Business Set-Asides
Report on the May 2015 SBA OIG Evaluation Report: Improvements Needed in SBA’s Management of the Women Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program
Troy M. Meyer, Small Business Administration, Assistant Inspector General for Auditing

10:30 am
The Impact of Obfuscation and Misrepresentation
Examples: Women-Owned, Veterans Affairs, Dept of Commerce, 8(a), HUBZone, Large Counted as Small

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Janet Fish – Council Leader, National Women Veterans Council (a joint council of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce and The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce)
Jan Frye Letter to VA Secretary McDonald (Jan Frye is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition & Logistics)
Department of Veterans Affairs

Margot Dorfman – CEO, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce
and VP of Government Relations for The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce
SBA Office of Inspector General Report
Government Accountability Office Report

8(a) and HUBZoneSBA Office of Inspector General Report

U.S. Department of CommerceOffice of Inspector General Report

Large firms obtaining small business awards

11:30 am
Taking Our Message to The Hill

The Raben Group:
Haley Griffin, Principal
Samara Foxx, Principal
Alex Przybelski, Associate

12:30 pm
Lunch on your own — followed by Hill visits

*Agenda subject to change


Embassy Suites – Washington, DC
900 10th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Ph. 202-739-2001

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