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Let’s Replace SBA Small Business Goaling Grades with Participation Trophies

For Fiscal Year 2017, SBA’s small business goaling scorecard awarded 21 agencies grades of “A+” or “A” Continue reading

More Proof Uncle Sam Isn’t Good at Math

This is simply a revision of the ‘new math’ used to show success for something which is far from it. Continue reading

Government Misses HUBZone, WOSB Goals–But Gets “A” Grade Anyway

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

Interesting Math Behind Small Business Goals.

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

For second year in a row, government meets its goal of awarding work to small businesses (or did they?)

I wonder if the SBA OIG will chime in as they did last year when their agency released its last report touting success in the area of small business goals? Continue reading

Raising small-business goal pointless, some say — FCW

Some small-business experts foresee little benefit to a potential increase in the annual small-business set-aside percentage goal because, they note, agencies can’t meet the existing target. via Raising small-business goal pointless, some say — FCW.

Upholds Agency’s 40% Subcontracting Goal – SmallGovCon

The United States Court of Federal Claims has denied a challenge to the Transportation Security Administration’s establishment of a 40% small business subcontracting goal–measured by total contract price, not total subcontracting dollars. via Upholds Agency’s 40% Subcontracting Goal – SmallGovCon.

A ‘simplified’ way for agencies to achieve small business goals – The American Small Business Coalition

Small business goals are a touchy subject for me because in an ideal world, small businesses would get a fair shake in federal contracting because of what they bring to the table, versus their socioeconomic designations. But that’s not what this post is about. via A ‘simplified’ way for agencies to achieve small business goals … Continue reading

The Small Contractor’s Socioeconomic Conundrum – Chief Visionary Blog

The Small Contractor’s Socioeconomic Conundrum – Chief Visionary Blog.  I was reading the blog post of an associate the other day that really surprised and concerned me. The title of the blog had me cautiously interested. In reading it, I found what I hoped I wouldn’t.

House committee approves five contracting reforms to aid small businesses — Washington Technology

House committee approves five contracting reforms to aid small businesses — Washington Technology. The House Small Business Committee approved five bills aimed at reforming aspects of the small business contracting.