In case you missed it, just a few weeks ago the White House issued “A Proclamation on National Black History Month, 2023.” If you have not read it yet, I encourage you to do so. In the proclamation, Biden states “I have set a goal to increase the share of Federal contracting dollars going to small-disadvantaged businesses by 50 percent by 2025, which will bring up to an additional $100 billion in capital to these businesses.” For that to be accomplished there need to be more small-disadvantaged businesses seeking government contracts. Know that government contracting is a process. As explained in our President and CEO’s LinkedIn article on obtaining government contracts as an African American business owner, this is a process. The great thing is that organizations such as the Small Business Administration (SBA) offer a lot of free training and resources.
Civility Management Solutions (CivilityMS), a full-service SBA certified 8(a), VA-Verified Service-Disabled Veteran, Economically Disadvantaged Woman, and Woman Owned Small Business, has been awarded contracts across seven federal government agencies and offices. The contracts awarded have a total amount of over $13,347,282 to the Greenbelt, Maryland-headquartered firm that recently celebrated ten years of operation.
Recently, President and CEO Laurie Sayles testifies in support of the Department of Commerce’s budget and on behalf of the VIP program before the House Appropriation Committee’s Education and Economic Development Subcommittee. This Black History Month, we stand with all disadvantaged small business organizations that are currently in or interested in seeking federal government contracting. We must work together and hold each other accountable as the Biden-Harris administration continues to prioritize opportunities.
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