1. Legal/regulatory updates from Dentons:
  2. Runway Extension Act Update: SBA Says Three-Year Reporting Period Still Applies(
  3. Does SBA's New Re-certification Rule Apply to My Contract? Recent OHA Decision Provides Some Clarity(

Comments – Contact Jon Heroux ( ) if you or your company is interested in submitting comments on any of the above. If there is sufficient interest, we can assess submitting comments as a chapter.


  1. NDIA RMC Events - an up-to-date listing is provided on our website. It is updated regularly.

Co Events Central Site - a fairly comprehensive list of various CO events is now posted. It is updated regularly so I invite you to bookmark it and visit regularly.

•12th Annual Veteran’s Small Business Conference - Don’t miss out on the year’s premier business training event for veteran entrepreneurs! Register here.

• SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative - On April 23-24, 2019 the “4 Corners PTACs” from Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and NCAIED – National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development will be hosting a small business conference. Come learn the ins and outs of the HUBZone program, meet and learn from government agencies, subject matter experts, HUBZone businesses, and prime contractors! Register here.

2019 Advance Colorado Procurement Expo - May 16, 2019 - The Advance Colorado Procurement Expo, now in its 10th year, is Colorado's premier buyers and sellers marketplace! Every year, businesses are invited to participate in this day-long event, which focuses on state and local government procurement. This year, the event will be held at the McNichols Civic Center Building in Denver. Register here.

• 2019 Aerospace & Defense Small Business Industry Day - October 3, 2019 - This event is designed to bring together small businesses and prime aerospace contractors to create greater collaboration and opportunities for new business. This statewide contract opportunities fair will give attendees an overall look at what is happening in the Colorado aerospace industry, sessions on business topics, networking, as well as matchmaking opportunities with prime contractors for small businesses. All small businesses, especially Small Disadvantaged Businesses, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses, Minority, and Women-Owned Businesses, and HUB Zone Firms are encouraged to register! Register here.

  1. Military space gets big boost in Pentagon’s $750 billion budget plan - “Future wars will be waged not just in the air, on the land or at sea but also in space and cyberspace, dramatically increasing the complexity of warfare,” David Norquist, acting deputy secretary of defense, told reporters following the rollout of the Pentagon’s budget March 12.
  2. DoD Proposes to Apply Non-Manufacturer Rule to All 8(a) Contracts - Nearly three years ago, the SBA issued a final rule that standardized the limitations on subcontracting and the non-manufacturer rule (“NMR”) that apply to small business concerns, including participants in SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program. In a step toward regulatory conformity, the DoD is now proposing to implement the revised NMR for 8(a) participants that contract with DoD.
  3. Colorado Congressional Delegation, Governor Urge Department of Defense to Headquarter U.S. Space Command in Colorado - The entire Colorado Congressional Delegation and Governor Jared Polis joined together to urge the U.S. Department of Defense to reestablish U.S. Space Command in Colorado and to use Colorado’s existing space missions and assets to address emerging and transforming threats in space.
  4. LOSING KEY OWNERS OF SBA SET-ASIDE BUSINESSES - How to Comply with the Rules on Ownership Changes and Maintain the Business’ Socioeconomic Status and Contracts. 
  5. The Procurement Technical Assistance Program is powerful because it connects small business with federal government.The Defense Logistics Agency, part of the Department of Defense, funds the Procurement Technical Assistance Program to increase the number of vendors capable of performing on government contracts.
  6. Op-ed | Commercializing Space: Before a commercial LEO market can flourish, the ISS must be retired - The viability of commercial space stations such as the proposed Axiom Station depend on the availability of commercial crew transportation and the retirement of the International Space Station.
  7. Government Contracts training:
  • Colorado PTAC is providing training to Colorado companies. To make use of the classes, go to and use code “CO8102”. Please provide feedback (positive and negative) to Dennis Casey, PTAC’s Executive Director –
  • List of other Training Resources (free and not) available here.

As always, feel free to send any updates that may be of interest to the membership to Eddie Ortiz ( ) or Karri L. Palmetier ( ).
Colorado Springs, Co