Advocacy Seeks New Small Business Research
The Office of Advocacy sponsors research documenting the status of small businesses and the impact of important trends. To this end, the office has just announced nine requests for quotations (RFQs) for small business research. The research areas are listed below; they are selected because they are researchable, show the status or role of small businesses, can be a catalyst for further research, or may provide policymaking insight. The proposal solicitations and synopses are listed on FedBizOpps. (If this link is not active, go to www.fedbizopps.gov and search for “Small Business Administration” listings.)
The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, August 2, 2013, at 3pm Eastern Daylight Time.*
The following solicitations are currently open:
- Low Interest Rates and Small Businesses (SBAHQ-13-Q-0045)
- The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (SBAHQ-13-Q-0046)
- Gender Differences in Entrepreneurship in STEM Fields (SBAHQ-13-Q-0047)
- The Innovation Accelerator Phenomenon (SBAHQ-13-Q-0048)
- Student Loan Debt and Entrepreneurship (SBAHQ-13-Q-0050)
- Growth Rates of Women-Owned Business: A Study of Contributing Factors (SBAHQ-13-Q-0051)
- The Housing Market and Its Effect on Financing Business Startups: Implications for Minority-Owned Businesses (SBAHQ-13-Q-0052)
- Miscellaneous Small Business Topics Using Large Datasets (SBAHQ-13-Q-0053)
- Income and Wealth of Veteran Business Owners over the Business Cycle 1989–2010 (SBAHQ-13-Q-0054)
See the above linked performance work statements on FedBizOpps for more information on each issue area. It is important that all respondents follow the instructions provided for submitting proposals. Please 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.
*Please note: The original deadine was July 26, 2013. The deadline has been extended to August 2, 2013.
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