My friend Steven Koprince set the stage for this very simple blog based on his recent SmallGovCon article “Government Misses HUBZone, WOSB Goals–But Gets “A” Grade Anyway.” He begins the article with:
“The government missed its Fiscal Year 2016 HUBZone goal by a country mile, and didn’t hit the 5% WOSB goal, either. But according to the SBA, the government deserves an “A” for its FY 2016 small business achievements.”
and ends it with:
“There’s been a lot of talk in the media about the way the SBA calculates goaling achievement. But the grades the SBA assigns are every bit as important as the numbers the SBA reports. And if you ask me, the FY 2016 grades are way off the mark.”
Well said by my friend Steven Koprince!
This is simply a revision of the ‘new math‘ used to show success for something which is far from it. Just imagine what the Government’s report card would look like if all of the obligations where government assistance were not a factor were removed. If it wasn’t a set-aside or socioeconomic sole source, then as far as I’m concerned, it can’t be counted as part of the government’s goal since they didn’t plan for it to happen. Goals are based on intent, right?
“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.”
About Guy Timberlake
‘Go-To-Guy’ Timberlake is an accomplished veteran of federal contracting with nearly 30 years of experience, knowledge and relationships acquired in support of civilian, defense and intelligence agency programs since Operation Desert Storm. He’s called ‘Edutainer’ for his ability to make mundane discussions about business essential topics (like finding and winning federal contracts and subcontracts!) interesting, and presenting them so they are practical and sticky. Most important is that Guy is a devoted husband, a proud father and loves pizza night with his family and friends. ‘Go-To-Guy’ is the nickname given to him by his defense customers in the 1990’s.