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Cheryl K. Salley
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Cheryl K. Salley
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Why aren’t women included in this group?
On the federal government side, only minority is automatically considered, but id you can show a proponderence you may be eligible
Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program (sba.gov)
Is the waiver a specific form that needs to be filled out?
To look up NAICS codes and size standards,go to http://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/
How long does the review process typically take once applied for the 8(a) program?
You said go to get a waiver, what do you mean by that? Or is that just part of the application process?
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Would you share the resources to assist with proposal preparation?
It’s hell :)
8a tax return query: If you business has only 2 years of tax return, will be need or an explanation.
Diana Saillant - reach out to the SBDC at www.scsbdc.com for assistance with proposal preparation
Follow up to Selena's question above about tax return, what if you have less than 2 years of tax return?
what about non profit organizations they do 990
Will the slides be sent to us with the recording?
Can a partnership of two or more companies apply to the 8a program as a single entity? Is that advisable. The reason I ask is that the partnership may be the mechanism for bringing the right resources together to bid on a job.
OK. I may have missed part of your presentation. Thanks.
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