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      We are seeing an increase in Federal set-aside opportunities hitting the street now that we approach year-end - only two months to go! ALSO, in response to coronavirus and work-from-home practices, subscribers are now emailed a PDF of every issue.

      Our daily Alerts tracker is now posting about 375 set-asides and sources sought notices a day - a 25% increase over the previous two week period. There were 45 new set-aside opportunities for 8(a), 535 for SDV, 43 for HZ, 7 for WO and EDWOSB, and 2,852 small business set-asides (total or partial) in the two weeks ended 7/20/20.

      Here are last week's headlines in Set-Aside Alert:

  • FY2020 contracting expected to hit record $645B; $174B in Q4
  • New final rules in effect soon; Micro-purchase and SAT thresholds raised
  • SBA gets new Associate Administrator for Government Contracting
  • Democratic Senators aim to lift MBDA; invest $350B for minority needs
  • SBA limits 8(a) bids with JVs for STARS III
  • Senate passes NDAA 86-14, sending the legislation to the conference committee
  • Set-Aside Alert's coronavirus resources for contractors
  • Overview of The Main Street Lending Program
  • Tribes appeal ANC funds decision again
  • WOSB self-certifications to end on Oct. 15, SBA says
  • SBA awards record-high $125B in EIDL loans

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     Set-Aside Alert is the leader in contract alerts, news and information for small business federal contractors. Our team jumped on the FBO transition problem and has been posting all the new set-aside opportunities and sources sought notices on beta.SAM daily since the conversion, usually by 8 AM so you'll have plenty of time to evaluate and jump on contracts of interest. These include Sources Sought and RFI notices to give you early warning!

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