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GAO Confirms: AbilityOne Trumps SDVOSB for VA Set-Asides | Small Government Contracts

The VA has been on the receiving end of a number of GAO bid protest decisions, the most recent issued just a few weeks ago, holding that the VA is acting illegally by ordering off the Federal Supply Schedule without first determining whether the procurement at issue can be set-aside for service-disabled veteran owned small businesses. But the GAO’s recommendations, and the outrage from the veteran community (which, in my opinion, is very well-deserved), have not stopped the VA from pushing ahead with its “FSS First” acquisition strategy.

via GAO Confirms: AbilityOne Trumps SDVOSB for VA Set-Asides | Small Government Contracts.

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In addition to being Founder of the GovCon Channel, Guy Timberlake is Chief Visionary and Chief Executive Officer of The American Small Business Coalition (The ASBC), an innovative membership organization aiding companies around the world with finding, qualifying and winning business opportunities in the government sector, and assisting government agencies with identifying viable industry partners to support their operational and mission requirements. For the GovCon Channel, Guy's responsibilities include managing the acquisition of content, editorial and publishing functions, and development of collaborative relationships with news and market intelligence organizations providing coverage of the U.S. Government Contracting industry.

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