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CPARS.gov Now Official Source for Federal Past Performance Information

CPARS.gov Now Official Source for Federal Past Performance Information By Gloria Larkin   The U.S. federal government’s Integrated Award Environment (IAE) has completed the merger of the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) with the Contract Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS.gov). CPARS now serves as the federal report card system for prime contractors providing services... Read More

Contracting Legislation Affects Large and Small Businesses

Legislative changes are happening right now that affect large and small businesses serving as federal contractors. There SBA’s Mentor-Protégé Program has, in the past, only included the 8(a) Program certified companies. The Small Business Jobs Act of 2013 allowed the SBA to establish Mentor-Protégé Programs for companies participating in the HUBZone, SDVOSB and WOSB Programs.... Read More

Better Vets Summit: Help the Vet

The Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks and the Arkansas Small Business Association (SBA) partnered to host the 7th Annual Northwest Arkansas (NWA) Better Vets Community Summit.  This annual military veteran-centric event focuses on providing veterans with resources across the region, with an emphasis on suicide awareness, employment, and small business resources. Caroline Dotson, the... Read More