The following message was sent to me this morning, presumably by accident. The message was most likely in response to one of my latest blogs that discussed a recent SBA OIG finding about an $8M 8(a) sole source contract awarded to an ANC, where most of the revenue went to a large company (or more than one).
Given the content and context of his message, I felt it worth responding to as well as letting "Bob" know his message did not reach the person for whom it was intended.
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2012 08:56
Re: [GovConReview] $8M ANC pass-through;GAO+VA+SDVOSB=SAP;NSETS
event 11/30;MIP decreases;Contracts-at-risk
John, I meet Guy Timberlack (sp) at one of his first meetings at
the Tower Club over five years ago when I was still with Chenega.His main
mission in life is to close down ANCs. He isn't a likable person, but, then,
neither am I. He has grown considerably and picked up a lot of sponsors.
I receive his meeting announcements, but discard then
because of his extreme bias and hubris as the "Chief
Sent from my iPhone
Good morning Bob,
First, I sincerely hope this message finds you in good
health. I believe the message below came to me in error, so you might
want to resend it to the intended recipient.
Next, I appreciate you passing along my information despite
my apparent bias and hubris. I will offer that you might fact check when
making assertions such the one in your message. You can do it by speaking to
any number of ANC’s I have supported and currently support, or simply by
reviewing my organizational mission statement. There are many others floating
around our industry (and the Hill) who truly want to see ANC’s cease to exist.
I’m not one of them. In consideration of the part of my heritage that is tied
to two Native American tribes (that my family knows of), and that the same
preferences apply to them, I don’t want to see their preference in government
contracting go away completely.
As indicated in my latest blog (which has been my position ever
since the program began), I do believe there is a group far more deserving of
the over-the-top preferences applied to Native American and ANC contractors.
That would be the men and women who stand guard over the freedoms that my
family and friends enjoy. Any Native American or Alaska Native who serves,
should receive those benefits as well.
I don’t expect to change your mind, as that is truly not
important to me, but I wanted you to understand how egregious your comment is
that "His main mission in life is to close down ANCs.” There are more than a
few in Government and Industry who would disagree with you, including some
By the way, you’ve been on our opt-in/opt-out mailing list since
June 2011. It does contain the required opt-out features you are welcome to
leverage at any time.
Guy J Timberlake | Co-Founder and Chief
Visionary Officer| The American Small Business Coalition LLC
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