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SBA procurement report says small businesses got lower share of federal contracting dollars in 2011 – The Business Journals

Small businesses are losing out on billions of dollars in federal contracts because the government continues to miss procurement goals established by Congress.

via SBA procurement report says small businesses got lower share of federal contracting dollars in 2011 – The Business Journals.

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Guy Timberlake is the Editor-in-Chief Visionary of GovConChannel and oversees the creation and curation of relevant and timely 'News And Information That Matters To Small Government Contractors.'

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One thought on “SBA procurement report says small businesses got lower share of federal contracting dollars in 2011 – The Business Journals

  1. Here’s a note I just left for Kent Hoover who wrote this article:

    Hi Kent,

    As an fyi, the difference between the total (decreased) small business awards in FY11 versus FY10 is actually smaller than the reported award dollars made to “other than small” companies during FY11 via the Simplified Acquisition Procedures. Half of the $16 billion awarded in FY11 using this streamlined purchasing method was awarded to non-small businesses according to FPDS-NG.

    The Simplified Acquisition Procedures are the very thing newly confirmed OFPP Administrator Joseph Jordan referenced in his June 6th memo (issued with SBA Administrator Karen Mills). In bold print it states: Maximizing Opportunities for Small Businesses Under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold.

    The question I asked in previous blogs and articles is “Would federal agencies meet their small business goals if Simplified Acquisitions were set-aside for small businesses?”

    Looks that way to me.

    Best regards,

    Guy Timberlake
    Co-Founder and Chief Visionary Officer
    The American Small Business Coalition
    http://www.theasbc.org/sapsnapshot

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    Posted by govconchannelchief | July 4, 2012, 19:53

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