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Ahem! Change B2G Small Businesses Could Believe In! (and live with, literally)

Posted By Guy Timberlake, The American Small Business Coalition, LLC, Sunday, May 09, 2010
Ahem! Change B2G Small Businesses
Could Believe In!

(and live with, literally)


My last CVOBlog entry was a subtle plea to the Administration to maximize the opportunity that is the President's Interagency Task Force on Federal Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses by actually including small businesses in the proceedings.

Think about it.

I also offered up a few suggestions for modifications to existing policy that I and many others believe could have significant and almost immediate benefit to the small business community that would ultimately benefit the Nation as a whole by creating jobs and spurring spending by the B2G Main Street if not Main Street across the board.

These suggestions were referred to as "Change We Can Believe In!" I would like to further suggest the small business committees in the House and Senate take up reviewing these suggestions under the title "Federal Contracting Change Small Businesses Can Believe In" and review what impact these changes would have on the U.S. Economy not to mention the morale of the men and women leading the true small businesses that strive to make a difference every day by supporting the diplomatic, humanitarian, intelligence and defense missions of our Government, here and abroad.

Here they are again:
  • Small Business Subcontracting Program - Institute a change which makes small business participation a deliverable for companies considered "other than small business" where a dollar value is attributed to the subcontracting plan. The incentive is clear.

  • Parity in the Small Business Program - Level the playing field to create fair opportunity for small businesses and remove some of the complexity in order to make it easier for companies to engage less on the certifications and more on their capabilities. This will also help simplify it for the government acquisition professional, too.

  • Expand and Set-Aside Simplified Acquisitions - Increase the range of the Simplified Acquisition Threshold to $500,000 and change the "reservation" to a total set-aside for companies eligible to receive SBA Assistance for Federal Contracting.
Peace!
 
Guy Timberlake
Chief Visionary and Chief Executive Officer

Tags:  interagency task force  parity  president  simplified acquisition  subcontracting 

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