Executive Order 13157
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November 15, 2000



FROM: Sally Katzen
Deputy Director for Management
SUBJECT:Executive Order 13157, "Increasing Opportunities for Women-Owned Small Businesses"

Pursuant to Section 4 of Executive Order 13157, entitled "Other Responsibilities of Federal Agencies," each federal agency is required to designate a Senior Acquisition Official who will work with the Small Business Administration (SBA) to identify and promote contracting opportunities for women-owned small business (WOSB) firms. The designated individual should be at a sufficient level within the organization to affect the acquisition strategy relative to procurement opportunities. In addition, your agency is strongly encouraged to establish similar positions at subordinate commands or activity levels.

To achieve the expectations of the Executive Order, it is recommended that at least the following responsibilities be incorporated in the role of the Senior Acquisition Official:

Please provide the name of your Senior Acquisition Official by November 30, 2000, to the following address:

U.S. Small Business Administration
Attn: Luz Hopewell, Associate Administrator for Government Contracting
409 Third Street, SW
Washington, DC 20416



Pursuant to Section 4 of Executive Order 13157, Departments and Agencies are required to take specific steps in working with the SBA to enhance procurement opportunities for women-owned small businesses. Accordingly, SBA requests that each Department/Agency report the following information on a semi-annual basis. SBA will develop and provide to each reporting Department and Agency an interactive reporting system to simplify reporting and increase accuracy and timeliness of reports.

Reporting requirements shall include the following:

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