1. Legal/regulatory updates from Dentons:
  2. New SBIR/STTR Policy Enhances Phase III Sole Source Preference Requirements(
  3. SBA Adopts New Size Standard Methodology and Says Updates to Size Standards Coming in "Near Future"(
  4. New NDIA National Regulatory Tracker (

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.

•Monetizing Nonconformity: Authenticity as a Competitive Advantage for Small Business - A deeper understanding of how your aptitudes impact the performance of your business, giving you access to creating huge increases in efficiency and productivity! Free workshop, register here.

• PPLD 4th Annual Business Resource Fair - The goal of the Business Resource Fair is to make entrepreneurs and businesses in the Colorado Springs area aware of the many resources available to help grow their businesses. Attendance is FREE! 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.

• Government to Business Outreach - May 21, 2019 -Opportunity for businesses to meet the Colorado Springs area DoD Small Business Specialists (SBSs) as well as SB specialists from other federal and state agencies. SBSs will provide briefings on their organization's contracting needs and the other agencies will pass on information on their programs. 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. Runway Extension Act: Congress Strikes Back - Recently, the House Committee on Small Business passed H.R. 2345, “Clarifying the Small Business Runway Extension Act” which, in no uncertain terms, tells SBA it has to implement the Runway Extension Act before the end of 2019.
  2. New bill wants to speed up small biz payments - Four House lawmakers have introduced legislation that would shorten the amount of time small business wait to get paid by federal agencies for work done on contract. Under the proposed “Accelerated Payments for Small Businesses Act,” small businesses working as prime contractors or subcontractors would get paid within 15 days versus the current standard of 30 days..
  3. LAUNCH WINDOW: Space command center could put Aurora into a new orbit - Three states have apparently made the final cut for the future home of the military’s newest combatant command: Alabama, California and Colorado. Aurora’s Buckley Air Force Base is reportedly one of those finalists, as are Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Peterson Air Force Base, and Schriever Air Force Base.
  4. Trump Wants U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza To Lead Small Business Administration - President Trump says he intends to nominate Jovita Carranza, the U.S. treasurer, to lead the Small Business Administration after former pro-wrestling executive Linda McMahon announced last week that she was stepping down. 
  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. 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