Southeast Region Federal Construction, Infrastructure & Environmental Summit


WHEN.  October 23, 2019 from 1400-1530

WHERE. Wilmington Convention Center, Rooms 106/107, 515 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

NOTE. To attend the Small Business Legislative and Regulatory Update, you must be registered to attend the Summit.


This Pre-Summit activity will discuss new legislation and regulations concerning small businesses, their impact and how the US Small Business Administration will administer, implement and oversee these changes throughout the Department of Defense and civilian agencies. The SBA will cover small business contracting provisions enacted into law through the NDAA 2019 and subsequent legislation, including the Small Business Runway Extension Act.  We will discuss upcoming and in-process SBA and FAR rules concerning the women-owned small business program, HUBZone program, size standards, limitations on subcontracting, the 8(a) program, and multiple-award contracts.

These discussions are meant to be informative and interactive, and will provide a clear understanding of how legislation and regulations will impact small businesses both in the set-aside programs and the socio-economic programs. This is not a “how to” session about certification in small business and socio-economic programs. Rather, it is a higher level discussion of the impact of new legislation and regulations on small businesses, and on large businesses with small business utilization requirements.


Following the Small Business Legislative and Regulatory Update, this session will present and encourage open dialogue with the audience on technical, legal and other contracting issues germane to both small and other businesses in the federal market.

Topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • Changes to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) affecting infrastructure contractors
  • Executive Orders affecting federal contractors
  • Cyber security requirements for federal contractors
  • Federal source selection processes, including experience, past performance and acquisition strategies
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) rule changes and updates to small business programs
  • SBA “universal’ Small Business Mentor-Protégé program – impact for large and small businesses
  • Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) sole-source authority
  • Veteran and Service Disabled-Veteran Owned Small Business Certification
  • Small business status recertification requirements under the SBA
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