Advocacy Solicitation for Economic Research Proposals Open through July 18

On June 19, the Office of Advocacy’s Request for Quotations (RFQ) for economic research was posted on These RFQs, described below, are for competitive contracts and are not research grants. The deadline for submitting proposals is Thursday, July 18, 2012, at 4 p.m. Eastern (2 p.m. Mountain).

There are several ways to view the proposals: They are listed in FedBizOpps. (If this link is not active, go to and search for Small Business Administration listings.) You may also view them on Advocacy’s webpage.

The following research solicitations are currently open:

SBAHQ-12-Q-0038         Veteran Businesses
SBAHQ-12-Q-0039         Internet Sales Taxation’s Impact on Small Business
SBAHQ-12-Q-0040         What Factors Lead Businesses without Employees To Hire Their First Employee?
SBAHQ-12-Q-0041         What Are the Respective Roles in Job Creation of New, Main Street and Fast Growing Businesses?
SBAHQ-12-Q-0042         Retail Price Impacts of DOE Appliance and Equipment Standards for Residential Products
SBAHQ-12-Q-0043         Small Business Tax Expenditures
SBAHQ-12-Q-0044         The Impact of Credit Scoring on Small Firms

Each issue area is described in the performance work statements on FedBizOpps. Respondents are required to follow all proposal submission instructions. Note that regular mail to government offices in Washington, D.C., experiences significant delays. Other methods, such as overnight and certified mail, are preferred and are more timely.

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