COVID-19 relief options and additional resources

Executive Office of the President
Office Of Management and Budget
Washington, D.C. 20503

March 9, 2007

Memorandum for Chief Acquisition Officers

FROM: Paul A. Denett - Signed by Paul A. Dennett Administrator

SUBJECT: Federal Procurement Data Verification and Validation


The Fiscal Year Small Business Goaling Reports can be found at the FPDS-NG site.

The following links serve as resources to print, broadcast and electronic media seeking information about SBA’s disaster assistance program. For more specific questions, contact one of the SBA Communications Departments listed below.

Contact for Eastern U.S., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

Michael Lampton
Communications Department
Field Operations Center – East
Atlanta, GA
(404) 331-0333

Contact for Western U.S., Alaska, Hawaii and the U.S. Pacific Islands

The links below point to websites created and maintained by other government agencies or organizations that provide disaster assistance information and services. SBA does not necessarily endorse the views expressed on these sites and does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information presented there.

SBA’s 8(a) Business Development program can help qualifying minority-owned firms develop and grow their businesses through one-to-one counseling, training workshops, and management and technical guidance. The program also provides access to government contracting opportunities, allowing these businesses to become solid competitors in the federal marketplace.

How do I know if I qualify for the 8(a) program?

The Federal Government has strict guidelines regulating its purchase of goods and services. Small businesses must meet certain qualifications, and government contracting officials use standardized procedures. As a small business owner seeking to sell to the government, you first have to understand how the contracting process works, determine whether your business qualifies, and decide whether government contracting is right for you.

For use by employers, corporations, partnerships, trusts, estates, churches, government agencies, Indian tribal entities, certain individuals, and others.

Form 12196 is used by Business Information Centers (including Women's & Tribal), Small Business Development Centers, SCORE Counselors, Chambers of Commerce and other organizations who need to order Federal tax products for distribution to their clients or are conducting Small Business Tax Workshops.

Small business owners may use this form to submit comments on Federal enforcement/compliance actions that they consider excessive or unfair. The National Ombudsman will use the form to contact the Federal agency for a review of the action.

Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 120 minutes per response, including time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to the Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project (0348-0003), Washington, DC 20503.


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