Posts Tagged ‘Small Business’

“35 Agencies Not Following New Rules” Says Rep. Sam Graves

Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., House Small Business Committee Chairman, stepped up pressure on agencies Tuesday. He attacked delays in efforts to comply with new rules requiring them to elevate their Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization offices as a means for giving more businesses a leg up in competing for contracts. In letters to the Defense […]

8(a) Firms In Decline Per SBA Data

Currently the number of 8a certification program participants is in decline while the federal procurement dollars spent with 8a certified firm’s remains in the $30-35 billion dollar annually range. Here are some basic stats: Year / Number of 8a firms (approximately) 2007 / 9,500 2009 / 8,800 2013 (4-15-2013) / 8,000 This data represents a […]

Study Finds Small Business “Freeze Out” By Prime Contractor Partners

There is an interesting American Express OPEN study just released which documents what many of my clients know from experience. Large business primes are quick to partner with minority owned businesses and women owned businesses to gain traction in the competitive process for government contracts. But work for these small businesses is slow to generate […]

Will New Size Limits Improve Small Business Numbers?

Federal agencies soon will have a larger pool to draw from for their small-business procurement programs. The Small Business Administration increased the size standard for technology companies as well as for 33 other industries under a final rule published Feb. 10 in the Federal Register. The move means about 8,350 additional companies are now eligible […]

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