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. Continue reading
SBA filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, which was filed in May by the American Small Business League, related to the agency’s annual goaling report. Continue reading
As I see it, WOSB and EDWOSB companies achieved as much as half of this goal without the benefit (or assistance) of the set-aside or sole source provisions. Continue reading
Editor’s Note: It’s all about the spin. – G.T. The government’s success in meeting mandatory small business contracting goals two years running is due largely to White House focus and new requirements that program managers in the Senior Executive Service pay greater attention to the acquisition process, the Obama administration’s small-business development chief said on … Continue reading
Tom Vilsack, in an interview with Government Executive, said his department’s achievement of channeling nearly 54 percent of its $5.2 billion in acquisition spending to small business stems from the fact that “we do a lot of business in rural areas on behalf of rural Americans, so we’re sensitive to the important role of small … Continue reading
Organizational culture, bureaucracy, complacency, arrogance and quite simply money are some of the obstacles preventing America’s Small Businesses from getting a ‘fair proportion’ of government contracts. All of those pale in comparison to the obstacle of the math used to tabulate the results. Continue reading
Small businesses overall received $91.1 billion in federal contracts, an increase of $8 billion over the fiscal 2013, according to SBA’s annual score card. The evolving methodology of the score card has been criticized by some lawmakers. via Agencies Break Records Meeting Small Business Contracting Goals – Contracting – GovExec.com.
Lawmakers on Tuesday will hear allegations of manipulation and fraud by Veterans Affairs Department employees into the agency’s goals for serving veteran-owned and service disabled-owned small businesses. via Congress to Examine Fraud in VA’s Vet-owned Small Business Goals | Military.com.
Prime contractors that don’t meet small business subcontracting goals can lose deals because of that failure. The Government Accountability Office denied a protest from a prime that wasn’t even able to get into the final competition. via Steve Koprince, Partner, Petefish, Immel, Heeb and Hird – FederalNewsRadio.com.
A large prime contractor’s “consistent failure” to meet its small business and socioeconomic subcontracting goals on prior projects resulted in a lower past performance score–and led to the prime’s elimination from the competition. via Large Prime Hit For Failure To Meet Subcontracting Goals – SmallGovCon.